Texas State softball splits double header against South Alabama

Sports Reporter

The Texas State softball team split its double header against No. 11 South Alabama in San Marcos Saturday, moving its record to 20-20 on the season.

Rayn House, senior pitcher, earned both a win and loss in each of the games, making her overall record 17-13 on the season.

Texas State lost the first game 8-0, falling to 19-20 on the season and 2-5 in the Sun Belt Conference. South Alabama earned its 30th win of the season and moved to 8-0 in the conference.

Texas State trailed by 1 run in the top of the fifth of the first game until Kendall Wiley, sophomore first baseman, committed an error with two outs in the inning that led to South Alabama scoring 5 runs. The Jaguars ended the top of the fourth leading the game 6-0.

Amanda Minaham, South Alabama outfielder, recorded two home runs in the game with three RBI. Stephanie Pilkington, South Alabama outfielder, went 3-5 in the game. Pilkington recorded two RBI and a run in the game.

Hannah Campbell, South Alabama pitcher, went 6.1 innings and gave up five hits, 0 runs and seven strike outs. Hannah McKinnon, South Alabama closer, came in for relief of Campbell with one out in the seventh. McKinnon struck out both Texas State batters she faced. 

Coralee Ramirez, Texas State outfielder, went 2-3 with two stolen bases in the ball game. Kelli Baker, sophomore second baseman, Timishia North, senior outfielder, and Courtney Harris, junior third baseman, each had a hit in the game. 

Texas State defeated South Alabama 4-1 in the second game of the double header, giving the Jaguars their fifth loss of the season and their first conference loss of the year.

Farish Beard, South Alabama pitcher, earned her third loss of the season. Throughout the season Beard has given up just one home run. Beard gave up two home runs to Kourtney Koroll, junior designated player, and North in the second game of Saturday’s double header.

Koroll, North and Harris together combined to give the Bobcats four RBI in the game.

Ashley Wright, sophomore pitcher, started the game throwing 3.0 innings. Wright gave up three hits with 1 run, two walks and one strike out.

House came in for relief of Wright and worked out of a bases loaded jam, allowing the Jaguars’ only run of the game.

South Alabama falls to third in the Sun Belt and Texas State remains in fourth with a 3-5 conference record.

The two teams will play one more game Sunday morning to decide the series at the Bobcat Softball Stadium.