By Kiersten Ehr
Bobcat Softball Stadium erupted in excitement Wednesday evening as Randi Rupp pitched her first perfect game in her college career striking out nine batters. In fact, it was Texas State’s first perfect game since 2008, as the Cats beat Houston Baptist 12-to-nothing. Head coach Ricci Woodard shared her thoughts on the tremendous accomplishment from her freshman pitcher Randi Rupp.
“Randi has been a little frustrated with the way she’s been pitching, so I think that was big for her for one to let go of that frustration to come out and pitch and pitch well, number two it gives her confidence going into this weekend.” Woodard said.” That’s another kid who works her tail end off she will do whatever you ask her to do she works hard at it. It’s nice to see those kids have success.”
This is Rupp’s second no hitter of the season, her first being against ULM earlier in the year. Rupp discussed if she had the same feeling on the mound as that game.
“In the Monroe game it didn’t click, but this one I was kind of frustrated because I wasn’t hitting my spots as well. But it feels good. It feels real good. This will help us carry the momentum into the weekend they are a great team and we will carry some confidence into this weekend series.” Rupp said.
No hitters always have one big defensive play and that came from Lexi Fryar in the top of the 4th when she made a diving catch in left field.
Texas State will now travel to Mobile, Alabama for a three-game series against No. 22 South Alabama this weekend. The Bobcats and the Jaguars will play in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday before a single game on Sunday at 12 p.m..