By Miracle Robinson
Assistant Sports Director
The Bobcats softball team beat The University of Texas last night 9-5, as they got up on the Longhorns early. Texas State recorded their first win over Texas since 2010.
In the bottom of the second inning designated hitter Quincy Charleston, hit a single up the middle with bases loaded to score Taylor Webb.
Texas State would hold Texas scoreless until the top of the fifth inning. Texas then put up two runs with two outs on the board. During the bottom of the fifth inning, the Bobcats came alive. Texas State had a seven-run inning against Texas, which almost resulted in a run-rule win.
Ariel Ortiz was the first walk at the bottom of the fifth, which then resulted in a Corrina Liscano double off of the back wall. The Longhorns decided that it was time for a pitching change and the Bobcats capitalized. Webb was able to score a three-run homerun over the right field fence, putting Texas State up 4-2.
The Bobcats wouldn’t stop there, as they were able to score four more runs in the fifth inning leading them to the top of the sixth inning up 8-2 over the Longhorns.
Texas was held scoreless in the top of the sixth. First baseman Kendall Wiley was able to hit a solo shot over the centerfield wall in the bottom of the sixth putting the Bobcats up 9-2.
The Longhorns tried to force a comeback in the top of the seventh by scoring three runs on three hits against Randi Rupp.
Rupp finished with her ninth win of the season, and an overall season record of 9-3. She had three strikeouts in the win. Kelli Baker, Bianca Prado, and Wiley each had two hits in the win over Texas.
The gutsy win for the Bobcats was recorded in front of the school’s second largest crowd in history of 1,011 people. Texas State improves to 12-5 on the season. The team will be headed to Clearwater, Florida to participate in the USF-Under Armour Invitational starting Friday.