Baseball loses to UT-Arlington

Sports Editor
The Texas State baseball team allowed 15 baserunners in its 11-7 loss to the UT-Arlington Mavericks.
 
The Bobcats allowed more than 10 runs for the third time this season and the first time since April 12. 
 
Texas State dropped below the Mavericks in Sun Belt conference standings. The Bobcats are 16-12 in the conference, one game below the third-seeded Mavericks. 
 
The team scored 6 runs in the seventh inning to cut the 8-run deficit. Colby Targun, junior right fielder, and Tyler Pearson, senior catcher, hit home runs in the inning. The Bobcats tallied eight of their 12 hits in the inning.
 
UT-Arlington scored 3 runs in the bottom half of the seventh inning, giving them a 11-6 lead with two innings left. Texas State added another run in the ninth inning. The Bobcats' 7 runs is their second-highest score in a loss this year. 
 
Austen Williams, junior pitcher, faced 22 batters, allowing nine to reach base. Williams allowed seven earned runs, a season high, in the loss. Williams is 7-3 in his 10 starts this year. 
 
Texas State has two games remaining before conference tournament play begins May 21.