Texas pitcher Tiarra Davis throws against Arkansas on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Texas beat Arkansas 4-1. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Softball

Instant reaction: Texas State 9, Texas 5

Posted March 2nd, 2016

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The headline: Bobcats snap 12-game losing streak to Texas

Where it went wrong:  After four innings, Texas coach Connie Clark relieved starting pitcher Tiarra Davis with sophomore Paige von Sprecken after Corrina Liscano nearly blasted a home run after Ariel Ortiz walked. Taylor Webb came in and took von Sprecken’s first pitch over the left field fense to give Texas State a 3-2 lead, which the Bobcats didn’t give up.  Von Sprecken walked four straight batters and Texas State tallied seven runs to take a 8-2 lead after five innings. 

The starter: Tiarra Davis pitched four innings and struck out three batters. The junior gave up two runs and six hits to the Bobcats. When she was pulled, Texas was leading 2-1 . Von Sprecken took the loss in the circle giving up five runs and two hits, walking four and striking out one batter.

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Top hitter:  Lindsey Stephens got three of Texas’ eight hits off Texas State pitcher Randi Rupp.  Stephens went 3 for 3 at the plate with two singles, a double and one RBI. Rupp struck out six Texas batters.  

Key stat: Texas State picked up its first win over Texas since March 24, 2010 and did it in front of the second-largest crowd in Texas State softball history with an announced attendance of 1,011. Since Texas State’s last win over the Longhorns, Texas has run-ruled the Bobcats four times in the last 12 meetings.

Up next: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday vs. UT-San Antonio

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