Senior Krista Jacobs winds up as she pitches to an awaiting Georgia State batter

Senior Krista Jacobs winds up as she pitches to an awaiting Georgia State batter. Photo by Kate Connors

Texas State scored 4 runs in the 7th inning to knock off in-state rival UT-Arlington, winning game one of the 3-game series 5-2. The win officially puts the Bobcats one game behind Troy for a possible second place finish in the Sun Belt Conference.

In the 7th inning, Texas State trailed the Mavericks 2-1. Hailey McKay tied the game with a solo home run to level the score at 2-2. With the bases loaded, pinch hitter Cassie Valdez came in the clutch with a 3-run double to put the Bobcats up 5-2 and secure the victory.

Megan King started for Texas State, going 4 innings with 6 hits and 2 runs earned while Dalilah Barrera was awarded the win, going 3 innings with 2 hits, zero earned runs and one strikeout.

Texas State continues the series at 5 p.m. Friday at Allen Saxe Field in Arlington.

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