Texas State baseball defeated by Lousiana-Monroe Warhawks 17-12

Sports Reporter

The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks defeated Texas State Saturday 17-12 in the highest-scoring game for the Bobcats in more than a year.

The game did not see an inning where a team did not score. It was the highest-scoring game the Bobcats have played since their 23-7 loss last season to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Texas State saw three straight singles by Matt Smith, Cory Geisler and Garrett Mattlage at the top of the first inning. Mattlage drove in Smith, and the Bobcats added one more to make the score 2-0.

The Warhawks doubled up the Bobcats in the bottom of the second inning, scoring 4 runs on five hits. They tacked on another 5 runs in the next inning to take the lead 9-2.

Taylor Black, junior pitcher, ended the night after five innings, giving up 12 hits and 11 runs.

Granger Studdard, freshman outfielder, and Tyler Pearson, senior catcher, drove in 3 runs combined on two home runs in the fifth to narrow the lead. The Warhawks produced 7 more runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.

Louisiana-Monroe held on to the lead despite being out-hit by Texas State 15 to 13.