May 3, 2014 - 8:14pm
The Texas State baseball team won its 20th home game of the season, defeating the Troy Trojans 5-2. The Bobcats have won 20 games at home in eight consecutive seasons, dating back to the 2005-06 season.
Texas State is 26-21 overall and 14-9 in the conference. The Bobcats are one win away from clinching a berth in the Sun Belt postseason tournament.
Troy scored 2 runs in the fourth inning. Troy outfielder Jo-El Bennett's 1-run home run tied the game, while Trojan third baseman Nick Masonia scored on left fielder Trevin Hall's single.
Texas State scored 4 unanswered runs following Troy's 2-run fourth inning. Granger Studdard, freshman left fielder, Cory Geisler, sophomore center fielder, and Garrett Mattlage, junior shortstop, accounted for all five of the Bobcats' hits.
Taylor Black, junior pitcher, pitched seven innings, striking out four batters and walking two. He earned his fifth win in nine starts this season.
Hunter Lemke, senior pitcher, closed the game with two scoreless innings. Lemke's 10th save this season breaks Jeff McVaney's record for most saves in a season.