By Eddie Lerma
“Our offense is going to thrive if someone takes over offensively and Kendall Wiley could do that for us,” said Softball Head Coach Ricci Woodard in an interview on Bobcat Radio earlier this week.
Well, it wasn’t just Kendall Wiley.
Bobcat Softball stunned the Appalachian State Mountaineers with a dominant 12-0 shutout. The offensive showcase started early with a Corrina Liscano single to left field that scored Kelli Baker. In the third inning, Sara Rupp powered her first home run of the year. After that home run, the Bobcats would keep adding to their lead.
Texas State scored two home runs in a row in the fourth inning. The first was by shortstop Ariel Ortiz with a solo home run. Taylor Webb would also score a home run to center field and score Liscano.
The floodgates opened in the fifth inning for the Bobcats. They would score six runs.
Senior Kelli Baker doubled to left field to score Prado but that would only be the beginning for the Bobcat bats. Liscano then homered to score Naivar and Baker. Alex Cruz also singled which then scored Webb. Senior Ashley Wright would add to the commanding lead with another single to score Norte. The Bobcats scored six runs on seven hits in the fifth inning to run rule the Mountaineers.
Randi Rupp had eight strikeouts and improved her record to 23-10. Texas State Softball cruises to 31-18 on the season including 10-9 in conference play. These two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday with the first pitch set for 11 a.m.
Featured image by Madison Tyson.