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College Softball: All-time Southland honors

Remember when Texas State dominated the Southland Conference?

From 2001 (when head coach Ricci Woodard took over) until 2012 (the team’s last year in the league), the Bobcats won six regular-season championships and four tournament crowns.

Well, the Southland Conference recently recognized Texas State’s authority. On Thursday, the league released its all-time team and the list featured eight Bobcats and Woodard as the top coach.

Pitching led Texas State throughout its Southland Conference years and that’s why the league honored five of the program’s best hurlers. Ragan Blake, Jessica Chase, Chandler Hall, Nicole Neuerburg and Katie Ann Trahan all won Pitcher of the Year honors at some point in the career (some multiple times).

Non-pitchers included on the list included McKenzie Baack, Haley Gaddis and Alex Newton. Baack is second on the program’s all-time chart in batting average, Gaddis scored the second most runs all-time and Newton was the 2009 Player of the Year.

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College Athletics: 2012 Bobcat Athletes of the Year

On Wednesday, the Daily Record announced its 2012 Bobcat Athletes of the Year. Our honorees were quarterback Shaun Rutherford (Male), softball pitchers Chandler Hall/Anne Marie Taylor (Female) and women’s basketball head coach Zenarae Antoine (Newcomer).

Here are the winners from the past few years:

Male

  • 2012: Shaun Rutherford
  • 2011: Casey Kalenkosky
  • 2010: Carson Smith

Female

  • 2012: Chandler Hall/Anne Marie Taylor
  • 2011: Amber Calhoun/Chandler Hall
  • 2010: Britney Curry

Newcomer

  • 2012: Zenarae Antoine
  • 2011: Michael Ebbitt
  • 2010: Tyler Arndt

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College Softball: Aggies end Texas State’s season

Texas State (39-17) watched its season end in a 7-4 loss to Texas A&M (41-17) in the College Station Regional.

Here is a brief look at the numbers from the game…

  • 5 — Home runs by the Aggies. All of which came with two outs.
  • 4 — Home runs allowed by the Bobcats’ Chandler Hall.
  • 2 — Home runs by Texas A&M pitcher Mel Dumezich, bringing her season total to 20.
  • 11 — Runners left on base by the Bobcats.
  • 4 — Hits by Texas State freshman shortstop Selena Hernandez in four at-bats.
  • 8-for-12, 3 R, 1 RBI — Combined line of Hernandez, junior outfielder Brooke Baker and junior first baseman Haley Lemons.
  • 7 — Two-out hits allowed by Hall.
  • 12 — Ground-ball outs by the Aggies, which led to A&M head coach Jo Evans singing high praise of the Bobcats’ defense after the game.

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College Softball: Backs against the wall

Texas State now has its backs squarely against the wall in the College Station Regional.

The Bobcats fell to Louisiana State, 1-0, in the opening round, putting themselves in a win-or-go-home situation the rest of the way. Starting tomorrow, Texas State must win four games in two days to advance to a Super Regional.

“You try to learn from this, because we’re going to play another good team tomorrow,” Bobcats head coach Ricci Woodard said. “This team is still hungry. I expect them to come out and win two ball games tomorrow and still be playing on Sunday.”

Texas State had its chances to put itself in the winner’s bracket and give senior pitcher Chandler Hall a victory. Hall no-hit the Tigers through six innings and the Bobcats had an opportunity with two on and two outs in the seventh, but couldn’t execute.

Then in the bottom of the seventh, LSU collected three singles, the third of which knocked in the winning run.

Texas State will play Bethune-Cookman in an elimination game tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m.

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College Softball: Just dominant

One bad hop separated Texas State senior pitcher Chandler Hall from perfection in the championship game of the Southland Conference Tournament. Hall just had to settle for her third career no-hitter.

The Bobcats, behind Hall, won their second consecutive tournament title Sunday afternoon, knocking off Sam Houston State by the score of 3-0.

“This is just icing on the cake,” Hall said. “We got a conference championship, then came out here and we won the tournament. I just happened to throw a no-hitter in the last game.”

The Bearkats didn’t stand a chance with how Hall pitched. Hall threw 16 of her first 17 pitches for strikes and struck out six of the seven lead-off hitters she faced.

“We stressed that we had to get that lead out,” Hall said. “I didn’t realize that I got that many outs, so it’s good for us.”

Hall, who was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, also contributed at the plate for the Bobcats. Hall knocked in the game’s first run with an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning.

Texas State finds out where it heads for the NCAA Tournament tonight at 9 p.m.

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College Softball: A deserved honor

Last Friday, Texas State senior Chandler Hall capped a perfect conference record in the regular season when she pitched the Bobcats past Sam Houston State. Hall improved to 11-0 with a 0.71 earned-run average. With the win, Texas State also clinched its fourth regular-season title in the last five years.

Today, Hall was honored by the Southland Conference with its Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year honors. Hall becomes just the seventh player in SLC history, of which three are Bobcats (Hall, Ragan Blake and Katie Ann Trahan) to accomplish that feat.

Hall was the only player from Texas State on the first team, while four earned second-team marks and one got a third-team nod.

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College Softball: A fitting end

It’s quite possible that over the last four years, no player has meant more to his/her team in the realm of Texas State sports than that of Chandler Hall.

Hall burst on the scene as a freshman and improved each of the last four seasons to the point where she is one of the most dominant two-way players in the Southland Conference. Last night, she wrapped up her career at home with a fantastic night against Texas-San Antonio, pitching the Bobcats past the Roadrunners in the first game (10 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 13 K) and doing equal damage with her bat in the doubleheader (3-for-6, 2 R, 1 RBI).

With it being her final home game as a member of Texas State, let’s take a look at her home split stats in her career.

Freshman (2009) — .313 BA, 6 R, 14 RBI, 8-7 W-L record, 1.53 ERA

Sophomore (2010) — .313 BA, 7 R, 11 RBI, 10-4 W-L record, 2.12 ERA

Junior (2011) — .396 BA, 13 R, 8 RBI, 8-3 W-L record, 2.81 ERA

Senior (2012) — .250 BA, 6 R, 7 RBI, 9-0 W-L record, 0.68 ERA

When Hall was in the circle at Bobcat Field in 2012, she was dominant. Hall threw six complete-game shutouts (including a no-hitter against Stephen F. Austin) and struck out 75 batters.

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