SAN MARCOS, Texas – UT Arlington softball dropped both games of Saturday's doubleheader against Texas State at Bobcat Stadium.
The Mavericks are 20-31 and 4-15 in Sun Belt action. The Mavericks and the Bobcats face off Sunday at noon in the final game of the three-game series.
"I thought our energy was good and especially throughout the games, which is hard to do when you're down," UT Arlington coach Kristie Fox said. "For the most part I love the way we're battling. We need to keep fighting and we're on a learning curve and we need to get better every day."
Texas State's leadoff batter notched a home run over the right-field wall and into the scoreboard to go up 1-0 in the bottom of the first. The Bobcats scored two more runs in the inning.
Meagan Michele started the second inning with a homer to left to put UTA on the board.
Freshman Jasmine Tanksley robbed the Bobcats of a two-run homer run in the second when she snatched the ball over the center-field wall for the third out of the inning.
Nina Villanueva singled up the right side to score Barilli in the fifth to cut the Bobcat's lead in half at 4-2.
Texas State 9, UT Arlington 1 (6) Final Stats Callie Collins made her 27th start of the season as she dropped to 12-13 after giving up seven runs. The Bobcats scored two runs on a double over Tanksley's head to go up 2-0 in the first inning. They scored again in the second on a double to left field to lead 3-0.
Texas State scored four runs on three hits in the fourth to lead 7-0.
Freshman Marisa Datko hit her second home run of the season to put the Mavericks on the board in the sixth inning.
May replaced Collins in the circle in the sixth and gave up two runs.