Softball Falls On Walkoff Hit to Texas State
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - The Cougars dropped a heart-breaking 5-4 game to Texas State as the Bobcats had a walkoff single with bases loaded to take the final lead of the game.
Freshman Summer Groholski allowed two runs in the first inning with both coming off a home run before settling down and mowing through the Bobcats over the next five innings.
The freshman ran into trouble in the final frame after walking two batters and allowing another to reach base on a single. With one out and bases loaded, Groholski gave up a single to right field and junior Reina Gaber came up throwing to home but the ball sailed over catcher Haley Outon's head, allowing the winning run to score home from first.
Julia Pecina recorded her fist hit as a Cougar with a two-run homer to put Houston up 3-2 in the fifth. The junior transfer from Ohio State made her second start of the year as the designated player and drove a pitch into the howling winds of left field to give Houston their first lead of the tournament.
Sydney Gerbracht was the first run on the board for Houston as the freshman reached base on a hit by pitch and stole second base, Houston's second steal of the game. Gerbracht was able to advance to home from third off Melissa Gregson's infield single.
After allowing two runs in the first inning, freshman Summer Groholski settled down and retired 11 in a row as her record dropped to 3-2 on the year.
Holly Anderson added to Houston's total with a solo home run to right field on the first pitch of the sixth inning, her second long ball of the year.