Softball looking for first road win Wednesday against Texas

Sports Reporter

The Texas State softball team will take its 0-7 road record to Austin Wednesday night after last season where the Bobcats were outscored 14-0 by Texas.

The game will be the first of two matchups between the teams this season. The Bobcats are 2-8 in their last 10 games and are coming into the contest after being swept by No. 17 Louisiana on the road.

Texas is 20-15 this season and 1-0 in the Big 12 Conference thus far. The Longhorns started the season ranked No. 10 in the NCAA but have since fallen out of the rankings . The Longhorns are led offensively by outfielders Brejae Washington and Lindsey Stephens.

Washington is the primary leadoff hitter for Texas, batting .476 and leading the team with 50 hits. Stephens ranks behind Washington with a .407 batting average. Stephens has recorded 46 hits and has a team-leading 43 RBI and 10 home runs.

Bobcat Katie Doerre, sophomore catcher, had two home runs and recorded a hit in each game against Louisiana over the weekend. Doerre, alongside Kortney Koroll, junior designated player, leads the team with five home runs.

Texas State recorded 11 hits as a team against the Ragin’ Cajuns. Doerre said she wants to see the hitting improve so the Bobcats can start heading in the right direction.

“We need to be more consistent in hitting,” Doerre said. “We need to string some hits together more consistently, so we can become more productive as a team.”

Courtney Harris, junior third baseman, leads the team offensively with a .327 batting average, recording 33 hits and four home runs this season. Timishia North, senior outfielder, ranks behind Harris with a .313 average and has a team-leading 35 hits with 19 RBI.

Rayn House, senior pitcher, is one shutout away from making Texas State’s all-time season top-10 list. House ranks eighth all-time in career strikeouts with 251 and is 27 away from making Texas State’s season top-10 list.

Texas State will play a three-game series this weekend against No. 10 South Alabama. The Jaguars are coming into San Marcos with a 29-3 record. The team is currently on a 13-game win streak and is leading the Sun Belt Conference with a 7-0 record.

“The big thing is to survive this week,” said Coach Ricci Woodard. “We can’t make any mistakes. We’ll be okay after this week. We just have to compete and hopefully take a few games from them.”