Baseball team defeats Troy at home

Sports Editor
The baseball team won its fifth consecutive home game Friday, defeating the Troy Trojans by 3 runs. The Bobcats have won by an average of 3.3 runs per game during the winning streak. Texas State's winning percentage at home is the third-highest in the conference.
 
The Bobcats scored 4 of their 7 runs in the seventh inning, with seven players reaching base.
 
Garrett Mattlage, junior shortstop, hit his second home run of the season in the fourth inning. Mattlage tallied another run batted in with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. 
 
Troy took a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning after senior outfielder Ali Knowles' two-run double. Texas State scored five unanswered runs in the seventh and eighth innings. 
 
Texas State improved to 25-21 overall and 13-9 in the conference. The team is 1.5 games behind second place Arkansas State and 5.5 games behind first place Louisiana.
 
The Bobcats have nine games remaining in the regular season before the Sun Belt postseason tournament.