Softball

Softball hopes to end losing streak against Hilltoppers

Texas State softball will look to snap its four-game losing streak in San Marcos this weekend against the Sun Belt Conference’s second-ranked team Western Kentucky.

The Bobcats are coming into the game after being swept by Georgia State last weekend, falling three games below .500 this season with a 21-24 overall record.

This is the furthest the Bobcats have been below .500 this season. The team currently sits in sixth place in the conference with a 4-8 record.

The Hilltoppers’ four-game winning streak ended Sunday with a loss to Louisiana-Monroe. Western Kentucky’s current record is 28-14-1 this season and 8-4 in conference. Three of the Hilltoppers’ losses came from the top-ranked team in the conference, Louisiana.

Beyond the Game: Jordan Masek, senior shortstop

On a rare off day when she was not playing softball, twelve-year-old Jordan Masek sat in the stands watching her twin brother, Trey Masek, play for his baseball team.

The game was getting out of hand, and the team asked her to pinch-run for one of Trey’s teammates.

She hustled to the restroom, changed into a uniform and took the field as a pinch runner. This was not a rare occurrence—the team kept an extra jersey for her.

Trey, now a minor leaguer for the Chicago Cubs, said his sister is a “defensive wizard” and could have succeeded at that level.

Softball swept by Georgia State on road

The Texas State softball team remains winless on the road this season after being swept over the weekend by Georgia State.

The Panthers outscored the Bobcats 18-3 in the team’s first two losses. The team lost the first game 8-1 and the second matchup 10-2 after giving up 5 home runs in both games.

“Saturday did not go well,” said Coach Ricci Woodard. “We couldn’t hit the ball, and it’s hard to win games when you can’t get the hits you need.”

Kortney Koroll, junior designated player, homered to right center field to give the Bobcats 1 run in the first game. Koroll leads the team with 7 home runs.

Rayn House, senior pitcher, earned her 14th loss of the season. House pitched the complete game and gave up 8 runs on 11 hits.

Softball team extends losing streak after dropping game to Georgia State

The Texas State softball team stranded nine base runners Sunday in the 3-2 loss against the Georgia State Panthers.

Texas State dropped their third consecutive game against Georgia State, losing by an average of 5.3 runs per game. The Bobcats have yet to win a game on the road this season.

Courtney Harris, junior third baseman, and Kortney Koroll, junior defensive player, were stranded on first and third in the top of the seventh inning.

Kaitlyn Medlam, Georgia State pitcher, threw a complete game with five strikeouts, four walks and 2 earned runs allowed.

Rayn House, senior pitcher, threw six innings and allowed 12 hits and 3 earned runs. House is 18-15 in 33 starts this season. 

Softball team drops double header to Georgia State

The Texas State softball team lost both games in a double header against Georgia State Saturday to remain winless on the road this season.

The Bobcats were outscored 18-3 in the team’s two losses against the Panthers. The team lost the first game 8-1, falling below .500 with an overall record of 21-22.

Kortney Koroll, junior designated played, homered to right center field to give the Bobcats their one run in the ball game. Koroll leads the team in home runs with seven.

Rayn House, senior pitcher, earned her 14th loss of the season. House pitched the complete game and gave up 8 runs on 11 hits.

Softball seeks victory against Roadrunners in first of four road games

The Texas State softball team will look for its first road victory of the season Wednesday night against the UTSA Roadrunners.

This is the second matchup between the teams this season. The Bobcats scored seven runs during the fifth inning in the previous contest and ended the game in a run-rule win with a bases-loaded walk to defeat the Roadrunners 8-0.

Kortney Koroll, junior designated player, went 2-3 and had two RBI in the last matchup.  Koroll had the game-winning RBI walk that gave Texas State the victory.

Koroll hit a two-run homer against South Alabama over the weekend. Koroll leads the team with six home runs this season. Koroll is two shy of making the top-10 list for home runs in a season for a Bobcat player.

Q&A with Kortney Koroll, junior utility player

CW: What’s your favorite local restaurant?
KK: I like eating at Pluckers.
 
CW: What are your hobbies other than softball?
KK: I like to play ice hockey in my free time.
 
CW: What’s your hidden talent that no one would guess you could do?
KK: I can longboard.
 
CW: Do you listen to music before games?
KK: Yes. I like to listen to Christian music to think about God before my games.
 
CW: Who’s your favorite celebrity?
KK: Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins player) has to be my favorite celebrity.
 

Softball improves conference standing against defending champion Jaguars

The Texas State softball team handed the defending Sun Belt champion No. 11 South Alabama its first conference losses this weekend in San Marcos.

The Bobcats lost their first game against South Alabama 8-0, which extended the team’s losing streak to five. Texas State dropped below .500 for the first time all season.

Kendall Wiley, sophomore first baseman, committed an error in a 1-0 game with two outs in the top of the fourth. The error allowed the Jaguars to load the bases and led to five unearned runs for South Alabama, which made the score 6-0 before the end of the inning.

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

Texas State softball claims second victory in three-games series against South Alabama

The Texas State softball team reached base 10 times in its 4-3 win against the South Alabama Jaguars Sunday, claiming their second victory of the three-game series.

Texas State has won back-to-back games for the first time since March 13. 

South Alabama, at 30-6, leads the conference in overall winning percentage and is second in conference winning percentage.

The Bobcats are 21-20 overall and 4-5 in the Sun Belt conference, behind Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama and Western Kentucky.

Courtney Harris, junior third baseman, singled in the first, giving the Bobcats a 1-0 lead in the first inning. South Alabama reclaimed the lead in the fourth inning after a two-run home run from Taylor Rodgers, freshman second baseman.

Texas State softball splits double header against South Alabama

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.

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