Bobcats Downed By USSSA Pride

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Texas State softball fell by a 5-0 final to the visiting USSSA Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch league Thursday evening at Bobcat Softball Stadium in front of a crowd of 843.

Texas State’s Randi Rupp, who was recently invited to Team USA Selection Camp in January, worked a complete game in the circle. She was through six innings with only a single earned run but gave up a three-run home run in the seventh for the 5-0 final. The rising junior finished with six strikeouts while giving up eight hits.

In the third, Rupp surrendered a single and a walk, followed by a single to Kelly Kretschman to load the bases with none out. Rupp responded to strike out Shelby Pendley then got a pair of infield groundouts to escape the jam unscathed.

The Pride got a run on the board in the fourth as a Bobcat error allowed Lauren Chamberlin, who had reached on a leadoff double, to score from third. The Pride made it 2-0 in the sixth as Chamberlin again came around to score, this time on a Brianna Hamilton RBI.

GiOnna DiSalvatore produced the 5-0 score line with the three-run shot in the seventh, scoring Kretschman and Cheyenne Cordes.

Christiana McDowell had the Bobcats’ lone hit – a single up the middle in the first inning – as Jolene Henderson threw seven scoreless frames with seven strikeouts.

Texas State continues its 2016 fall season Thurs., Nov 10 at the University of Texas. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. in Austin. The Bobcats then host UTSA on Fri., Nov. 10 before closing out the fall season with the annual Alumni Game on Sat., Nov. 12.

For all of the latest news and information on Bobcat softball, visit TXSTATEBOBCATS.com. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/TXStateSoftball along on Twitter (@TXStateSoftball) and Instagram (@TXStateSoftball).

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