TXST softball topples Texas

Photos by Chris Menchu

Randi Rupp zips a fastball past the UT batter. Rupp pitched a complete game recording nine strikeouts and one earned run.
Sierra Steimel, Sr., steps in the batters box in the bottom of the 6th inning. Her teammates watch anxiously from the dugout.
The TXST bench jogs to the fence and back in between innings to stay warm and ready in case their number is called.
Hailey Mackay, sophomore, attempts to throw out the UT batter from her third base position.
Arieann Bell, freshman outfielder, stands in the box and prepares for the pitch from UT’s pitcher, von Sprecken.
Head Coach Rikki Woodard watches from the third-base coaches box.
Brianna Sannem, Fr., was inserted as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 6th inning. She came through for the Bobcats with a sacrifice fly ball to center field which brought home the go-ahead run.
Bailee Carter scores the go-ahead run after Brianna Sannem hit a sacrifice fly ball.
Bobcat fans celebrate as Texas State takes the lead by a score of 2-1 in the bottom half of the 6th inning.
Each team huddles to regroup and take a moment as tension and anxiety heightens in UT’s final at-bat.
Fans in the stands celebrate the Bobcats victory.
Young fans line up to get an autograph from star pitcher Randi Rupp after the game as part of the TXST Softball’s effort to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Randi Rupp poses with a young fan following her all-star performance against UT.

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