Texas State softball team set for conference tournament

Former Hays High star Anna Hernandez will try to help guide the Texas State Bobcats to the Southland Conference Tournament title. The tournament gets underway Thursday in Huntsville where the third-seeded Bobcats will take on Northwestern State beginning at 1:30 p.m. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. (Photo Courtesy Texas State University)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

 

The Texas State softball team will be the third seed in the double-elimination Southland Conference Tournament set to begin on Thursday.

The Bobcats will face Northwestern State in game two of the tournament at 1:30 p.m. This year’s tournament will be held at the Bearkat Softball Complex in Huntsville.

Texas State makes its league-leading 13th consecutive Southland tournament appearance and 16th overall. The Bobcats are one of three Southland teams to win 20 games in conference play this season and lead the league in conference wins versus Southland opponents with 88 over the last four seasons. The Bobcats won the season series 2-1 against the Lady Demons.

Texas State last won the tournament title in 2009 when it defeated McNeese State. The Bobcats look to capture their fifth crown overall. Last year the Bobcats fell in the championship game to McNeese State.

The winner of the 2011 tournament receives an automatic qualification to the NCAA Tournament. The selection show airs Sunday, May 15 at 9 p.m. on ESPNU.

The 2011 Southland Softball Tournament will be available by web streaming for the entire tournament. Live stats will also be available on southland.org and the championship game will air on the Southland Conference Television Network.

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