College Softball: State hosts final home series
Texas State finds itself in an unusual position entering the second-to-last weekend of the regular season.
In the past, the Bobcats already knew their seed entering a conference tournament. But now, Texas State is just hoping to actually make the Western Athletic Conference Tournament, which will be held in Ruston, La. from May 8-11.
Entering this weekend’s series against San Jose State, the Bobcats (7-8) are locked in a fourth-place tie with Louisiana Tech. On the other hand, the Spartans (12-3) are one game back of first-place New Mexico State, a team that took two of its three games from Texas State last weekend.
On Tuesday, the Bobcats gained a little bit of confidence with a 5-4 win at Lamar University. Texas State won its first extra-inning game of the regular season once freshman outfielder Kelli Baker successfully squeezed senior Brooke Baker across the plate.
If the Bobcats want to keep up with SJSU, they’ll need to score a bunch of runs. Through 48 games in 2013, the Spartans have scored 229 runs.
This will also be the final home series for six Texas State seniors — Brooke Baker, Shelby Carnline, Macie Hair, Anna Hernandez, Haley Lemons and Anne Marie Taylor.