The Texas State baseball team fell to South Alabama Friday night 5-4 in 13 innings, dropping to 17-12 on the season.
Cory Geisler, sophomore outfielder, and Tyler Pearson, senior catcher, drove in 2 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game. Austin O’Neal, senior first baseman, hit a fielder’s choice, scoring two runners for Texas State. The Bobcats had a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning.
South Alabama scored one more run in the top of the sixth, narrowing the lead to 4-3.
Starter Taylor Black, junior pitcher, threw eight innings, recorded seven strikeouts, allowed four hits, 3 runs with 1 earned. Black threw more than 100 pitches on the night before he was called before the ninth inning.
Hunter Lemke, senior pitcher, came in for Black to close out the game but blew the save and allowed 1 run to score for South Alabama, tying the contest at 4. Texas State failed to produce a winning run in the bottom of the ninth and the game went to extra innings.
The game did not have a result until the bottom of the 13th inning when South Alabama scored on a single, driving in the winning run and making the final score 5-4.
Texas State continues its series with the Jaguars Saturday and Sunday at Bobcat Ballpark with the possibility of a double header on Saturday pending weather conditions.