Errors plague baseball heading into Georgia State matchup


The Texas State baseball team has lost its last three conference series and is now on a three-game losing streak heading into this weekend’s matchup against Georgia State.

“I thought we swung the bat well last weekend,” said Coach Ty Harrington. “We started to piece things together, and we have been grinding to get better offensively, but it all comes down to defense. We have not been taking care of the baseball.”

The Bobcats will play Georgia State, who has a 17-20 record. The Panthers are 5-10 in the Sun Belt Conference.

Georgia State’s game Tuesday was canceled due to inclement weather. The team will be playing for the first time since its April 13 game against UT-Arlington.   

Baseball loses to rival UTSA on road


Texas State baseball lost its third straight game against the UTSA Roadrunners Tuesday 7-2 on the road.

The Bobcats came into the match having lost four of their past five road games. Texas State is 5-10 away from Bobcat Ballpark.

UTSA came into the matchup with a 24-12 record. Texas State leads the all-time series against the Roadrunners with a 52-29 record.

The Bobcats had the bases loaded for Garrett Mattlage, junior infielder, in the bottom of the ninth, where he hit a double to tie the game the last time both ball clubs met. Granger Studdard, freshman outfielder, brought in Mattlage for the win with his third walk-off hit of the season and his career.

Bobcats defeated in third-straight weekend series

Texas State dropped its third straight weekend series, losing two out of three against Louisiana-Monroe.

The Bobcats scored 30 runs over the weekend, but errors prevented them from putting away the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. Texas State fell to 19-16 on the season and 8-7 in the conference. The Bobcats have dropped seven of their last 10 games.

The lone victory for the Bobcats came Friday when Austen Williams, junior pitcher, recorded his fifth win of the season with the help of the team’s leading home run hitter, Granger Studdard, freshman outfielder.

Bobcats drop series finale against Louisiana-Monroe

The Bobcats dropped the final game of the series against Louisiana-Monroe 7-6 to bring their season record to 19-16 and 8-7 in the Sun Belt Conference.

Lucas Humpal, sophomore pitcher, got the final start of the series and threw for 5.2 innings, struck out four batters and allowed eight hits and 7 runs with 4 earned.

The two teams were scoreless through the first two innings unlike Saturday night’s game. Colby Targun, junior outfielder, and Garrett Mattlage, junior infielder, drove in two runs in the top of the third to give Texas State the early 2-0 lead.

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

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.

Texas State opens weekend series with win over Louisiana-Monroe

Texas State hit three home runs in their 12-5 victory over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Friday night in the first game of the weekend series.

The game was scoreless heading into the third inning until Granger Studdard, freshman outfielder, hit a grand slam that drove in in Matt Smith, Colby Targun and Garrett Mattlage to take a 4-0 lead.

Austen Williams, junior pitcher, got the start in the first game of the series at Monroe, Louisiana. The junior’s night ended after six innings where he gave up seven hits, 2 runs, striking out five batters.

In the top of the sixth inning, an error by Monroe brought the lead to 5-2.  Trey Hicks, freshman infielder, drove in 2 more runs before the inning was over to bring the lead to 6-2 heading into the seventh inning.

Baseball loses to Houston 7-1 Tuesday night on the road


The Texas State baseball team dropped to 18-14 overall this season after losing Tuesday night to Houston 7-1.

The team did not record its first hit until the fourth inning when Garrett Mattlage, junior infielder, pulled a single down the right side of the field.

The Bobcats connected on three hits in the contest and had five total base runners for the game.

Colby Targun, junior outfielder, walked twice in the game and scored the only run for the Bobcats in the fourth inning. Granger Studdard, freshman outfielder, recorded the RBI on a single up the middle and scored Targun from third to put Texas State on the board.  

Baseball loses second-straight Sun Belt series


The Texas State baseball team lost its second straight Sun Belt Conference series against South Alabama this weekend at home.

The defeat marked the team’s first series loss at home after winning two consecutively to start the season.

Austen Williams, junior pitcher who started Saturday, finished his first career complete game shutout and allowed six base runners. Williams was named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week Monday for his performance.

“He started this game with a sore neck,” said Coach Ty Harrington. “Sometimes when it’s little things like that, it increases your focus. I thought he was incredibly competitive, and there was only one point where he looked out of sync in the seventh when he was closing in on 100 pitches.”

Baseball team defeated by South Alabama in final game of series


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.

Texas State wins second match in three-game series against South Alabama


The Texas State baseball team defeated South Alabama Saturday afternoon 2-0, moving its record to 7-4 in conference play.

Austen Williams, junior pitcher, recorded the first complete game shutout of his career, striking out seven while walking one.

Williams, the Sun Belt strikeout leader, allowed six base runners on the game and five hits. Williams threw 129 pitches on the afternoon. The win moves his season record to 4-1.

Colby Targun, junior outfielder, singled home the first run in the bottom of third, scoring Preston Dorsey, freshman outfielder, from second.

The Bobcats scored once more in the game when Garrett Mattlage, junior infielder, singled down the first base line, scoring Matt Smith, sophomore infielder, from second base.


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