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What’s next for the Bobcats: Baseball

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Photo by: Antonio Reyes | Staff Photographer
Outfielder, Cody Lovejoy, runs the bases Feb. 20 at Bobcat Ballpark.

Texas State men’s baseball team will return home for its ninth game of the season.

The Bobcats are scheduled to play at 6 p.m. on Tuesday against the University of Texas.

Tickets are required to watch this particular game, despite students normally being able to get into sports games by just using their Texas State ID. Students are still able to get in for free; they just need to use their ID at a ticket booth prior to the start of the game.

The University of Texas currently has a 4-3 record.

Travis Jones, sophomore infielder/outfielder, is the Longhorns’ leading hitter with a batting average of .500, six hits and three RBIs. Chase Shugart, freshman right-handed pitcher and infielder, is currently Texas’ leading pitcher. Shugart has pitched 6.1 innings.

Last weekend, the Longhorns played against Stanford in a four game series. The University of Texas concluded its weekend with a 2-2 series tie—the Longhorns won Friday’s and Saturday’s game, but lost Thursday and Sunday.

The Bobcats currently have a 5-3 record, and just won their last game on Sunday against Texas A&M Corpus Christi 11-0.

Luke Sherley, sophomore infielder, leads the Bobcats in hitting with a .400 batting average, 12 hits and six RBIs. Jonathan Ortega, freshman infielder, is the Bobcats second best hitter. Ortega has a .333 batting average, 10 hits and seven RBIs.

Jeremy Hallonquist, redshirt-senior right-handed pitcher, is the leading pitcher for the Bobcats. Hallonquist has pitched 13.0 innings.

The Bobcats boast a fielding percentage of .981, which is a .038 higher total than their opponents .943.

Texas State started its season with a 3-1 series win against Washington State. The Bobcats lost against Rice and Michigan State, but their wins against UCF and Texas A&M Corpus Christi allowed them to step back up to the plate.

If Texas State finishes with a win tomorrow, the team’s record will be 6-3 and the Bobcats will have a momentum boost heading into next weekend’s three-game series against Incarnate Word.