The Texas State baseball team fell to South Alabama 7-2 Sunday afternoon, losing its second straight conference weekend series. The defeat marks Texas State’s first conference series loss at home this season.
Lucas Humpal, sophomore pitcher, took the mound for the Bobcats, throwing 5.1 innings, allowing 3 earned runs and striking out five. Humpal allowed three straight innings with a run scored by the Jaguars.
The Bobcats responded after three innings with an RBI from Colby Targun, junior outfielder.
Targun singled home Trey Hicks, freshman infielder, for the first Bobcat run of the game.
Ben McElroy, junior outfielder, followed the inning with an RBI of his own, singling through the right side of the infield, scoring Austin O’Neal, senior infielder, from second.
Granger Studdard, freshman outfielder, saved a run for the Bobcats as he recorded an assist by throwing out a South Alabama runner at home plate from left field. The score remained 3-2 headed to the fifth inning.
The Jaguars added a run in the top of the sixth, extending their lead 4-2. South Alabama tacked on 3 more runs in the top of the ninth to win the ball game 7-2.
The Jaguars sent two pitchers to the mound for the game, both throwing four innings.
Brandon Hallford, South Alabama pitcher, notched the victory, allowing two hits, no earned runs and two strikeouts to finish the game in the ninth.
Hallford continued to stay undefeated for the season with the win. He moves to 3-0 on the season.
Texas State will start a five game road trip as the team heads to take on Houston Tuesday for one game.