A look ahead…

It’s that time of the year again, MAY! And that only means one thing (besides no more classes), and that is playoffs in college baseball and softball. 

Softball always finishes their season slightly before baseball, so we’ll start with them first.

These ladies found themselves at 3-19 after 22 games. Not exactly the way they envisioned, or anyone for that matter considering they were picked to finish first (in their first year) in the WAC.

After a very slow start to start the regular season, the softball team managed to save some face when conference play came around.

Their sixth win came just at the right time, and gave the ladies their first WAC win ever, and putting them at 6-26 overall. Since then they have rebounded to win 8 of 17 and boosting their in-conference record to 8-10. Good enough for 6th place in the conference standings.

softball standings A breakdown of the WAC softball tournament can be found here, but here’s a quick breakdown:

-May 8-11, 2013

-Top six ranked teams make the tourney

-The 1 and 2 seeds receiving a first-round bye

-It is a double-elimination tournament

-It will be played in Ruston, La.

Even though it may appear as though Texas State is in the last slot  to make the tournament, the Bobcats are actually tied with three other teams for the third spot.

 This weekend will be the most crucial series of the entire season for the  Bobcats. It will be this Friday and Saturday, in Logan, Utah, versus Utah State. Fortunately for the Bobcats the Utes are in last place and have no chance of making the post season, but that doesn’t mean they won’t want to spoil it for Texas State.

The Baseball team finds itself in good shape with only a few weekend series left before postseason play.

 The Bobcats find themselves at 11-7 in conference, which is good for sole possession of third place, only one game behind UTA and CSU Bakersfield.

Texas State took care of Houston Baptist on Tuesday, and look forward to the opportunity to gain on the first place teams this weekend versus UTSA on the road.  The roadrunners are currently at 8-9 in conference and in 7th place, only half a game ahead of San Jose State.

For all the information available concerning the  WAC Baseball tournament click here, here are the highlights:

 – May 22-26, 2013

– Top eight teams make the tournament

-It is a Round Robin style tournament

-All eight teams will play three games

-The teams will be divided into two 4-team pools

-Pool winners will play in a one-game finale on Sunday

-The winner of the finale will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Baseball Tournament

With only nine games left in conference play, the Bobcats need every victory they can in the remaining series. Be sure and attend those home games! Our help is more important now than ever.

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