College Softball: State wraps up regular season
LOGAN, Utah — Texas State earned the series win over Utah State with two wins in Friday’s doubleheader, but fell to the Aggies 5-2 in the final game of the regular season.
Utah State took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. With runners on second and third, Samantha Miller hit a sacrifice fly to left field which scored Jolene Koons for the one-run lead.
The Bobcats were held scoreless until the fourth inning when Haley Lemons was hit by a pitch with no outs, she advanced home on an RBI double by Courtney Harris to tie the game at 1-1.
The Aggies came back in the bottom of the fourth to take a 3-1 lead when a pair of runners were able to score on a dropped infield fly.
Lemons and Harris were about to connect for another run when Harris drove Lemons in for the second time of the game in the sixth-inning. The run cut the Aggies lead to 3-2.
Utah State responded in the bottom of the sixth inning with two runs to take a 5-2 edge into the seventh inning. Texas State had a pair of hits in the top of the seventh, but it was unable to muster a comeback.
The Aggies out-hit Texas State 10-7. Harris finished 2-for-3 with two RBI. Kelli Baker went 2-for-4.
Shelbi Tyteca earned the win after 6.0 innings in the circle. Noelle Johnson was credited with the save. Texas State's Ashley Wright was handed the loss after a complete game effort. Wright had one strikeout with one earned run.
Texas State will play UTSA at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the first game of the 2013 WAC Softball Tournament, which will we be hosted by Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La. The double-elimination tournament will be held May 8-11 at the Lady Techster Softball Complex on the Louisiana Tech campus.
Harris honored by WAC
DENVER — Texas State sophomore third baseman Courtney Harris was recently named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week. Harris is the first Bobcat this season to receive the honor.
Harris, a native of Round Rock, led the Bobcats to a 2-1 record at Utah State. She went 5-for-8 from the plate for an on-base percentage of .727, and a slugging percentage of 1.250.
Last Friday in the first game of a doubleheader, Harris went 1-for-2 at the plate in the 14-0 run rule of the Aggies. She hit a two-run homer in the first inning, with one walk, and two runs scored.
In game two, Harris went 2-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, and one run scored.
In the regular season finale, Harris drove in both of the Bobcats’ runs on a pair of doubles in the fourth and six innings.
Harris tallied at least one hit, and one RBI in all three games. She also wasn’t struck out for the second series in a row.