It was an exciting Saturday in the world of Texas State sports.
The Bobcats swept the slate clean Saturday as the softball team advanced to the championship game of the Texas Shootout, the baseball team topped the University of Houston and both basketball teams knocked off arch-rival UTSA.
To begin the day, Texas State’s softball team beat UTEP, 3-0, in the day’s first game, then upset No. 9/10 Baylor, 1-0. The Bobcats’ pitchers (Chandler Hall and Anne Marie Taylor) combined for two complete games and 17 strikeouts in the victories.
Then Texas State’s baseball team bounced back from a tough loss Friday night against the Cougars to take the second game of the three-game series. Senior first baseman Casey Kalenkosky started the scoring with a towering home run, his third of the season, and the Bobcats rolled to a 6-1 win.
For Texas State’s women’s basketball team, it was a momentous day. The Bobcats not only beat the Roadrunners for the first time in four years (Feb. 23, 2008), but they clinched a berth to the Southland Conference Tournament for the first time since 2008.
In San Antonio, Texas State’s men’s basketball team stayed in contention for the Southland Conference Tournament with a 66-52 win over UTSA. The Bobcats rolled in the second half as they shot 52 percent from the field, 59 percent from beyond the arc and limited the Roadrunners to eight baskets. Junior forward Matt Staff provided the spark for Texas State, scoring 28 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and dishing six assists.