Texas State softball

Randi Rupp Shines in CenturyLink Classsic

Caleb-Ryan Davis

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Photo courtesy of KTSW Sports Twitter

It was a busy Valentine’s weekend in San Marcos, and Texas State Athletics went into the weekend in full force. The Texas State Softball team entered the CenturyLink Classic, looking to return to their winning ways and did just that in the tournament that welcomed Grand Canyon, Texas Tech, and UTSA into the friendly confines of Bobcat Softball

Stadium.

The Bobcats ended the weekend with a 5-5 record on the 2015 campaign, which is a mark that shows improvement after the Bobcats came into this weekend’s tournament after losing four straight. Freshman pitcher Randi Rupp (3-3) continues to have success for Texas State on the mound as she has already racked up 46 innings

pitched for the Bobcats, and heads into the week with a 3.50 earned run average, which is the lowest in the Texas State rotation. In Rupp’s final game of the weekend against Texas Tech, she struck out eight batters and walked just two in her 6th complete game of the season to top off an already impressive weekend. In addition to pitching success, the Bobcats have turned some heads on the offensive side of the ball.

After last week’s phenomenal opening weekend by Ariel Ortiz (.429), the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week stayed in the leadoff spot for Texas State and she is making sure that Bobcat fans remember her name as

she leads the team in home runs and RBI’s with 3 and 9 respectively on the season.

A lot of Texas State players have found at bats and Coach Woodard and Coach Osterman are pleased with the success of the team, just two weekends into the season.

The Bobcats ended the weekend taking two out of three games from Texas Tech and losing to Grand Canyon and I-35 rival UTSA. Texas State now moves on to the   Emu Madeira Beach Spring Invitational in Madeira Beach Florida before they head to Auburn, Alabama to play in the Wilson/Demarini Classic the next two weekends.

You can catch Texas State back at Bobcat Softball Stadium on March 11th, against Lamar, just after the Bobcats start Sun Belt Conference play against Georgia Southern. Be sure to stay tuned into 89.9 FM for all of your Texas State Softball news and updates and follow along online by following us on Twitter at @KTSWSports.

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