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Bobcats defeated in first game of double-header

Louisiana-Lafayette came into San Marcos on a three-game losing streak.

The Texas State baseball team did not extend the Ragin’ Cajuns losing streak as the Bobcats fell 11-3 in the first of two games on Saturday. 

The game was close after the fifth inning.

Texas State was down 5-1 until the team added two runs on a Cory Geisler, junior center fielder, triple and a sacrifice fly from Cedric Vallieres, senior second baseman. Their efforts brought the score to 5-3.

The Bobcats did not hold down the Ragin’ Cajuns for long. Louisiana-Lafayette scored four runs in the seventh inning and two in the eighth to give the team a 11-2 lead. 

Storylines to watch: Texas State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

The Texas State baseball team is in the home stretch with three losses in the last four games.

The Bobcats will host defending conference champion Louisiana-Lafayette this weekend. A challenge is in store for the team.

 

LAST YEAR’S RESULTS

Texas State loses UTSA series at home

The Texas State baseball team’s comeback attempt fell short Tuesday night in the 10-8 loss to the UTSA Roadrunners.

The comeback represents an achievement in itself. Texas State trailed 9-0 in the fourth inning. The Bobcats scored eight runs in a span of three innings, giving the team an opportunity to reclaim the lead in the ninth.

UTSA won the season series for the first time since the 2007-2008 season.

“When you dig yourself a 9-0 lead, it’s hard to come back, especially with a team that can continue to hit like UTSA,” Fikac said. “They swing the bats well.”

David Paiz, senior third baseman, and Jared Huber, freshman catcher, nearly keyed the Bobcats’ ninth-inning rally.

Storylines to watch: Texas State vs. UTSA

Eight years have passed since the UTSA Roadrunners won the season series against the Texas State baseball team.

The I-35 rivalry has been anything but a close contest. Texas State is 15-5 in the last 20 meetings against UTSA. The Bobcats are outscoring the Roadrunners by 1.9 runs per game in this span.

A win on Tuesday night would give Texas State its sixth series victory since 2007.

A BUMP IN THE ROAD?

Texas State dropped two of three games to Arkansas-Little Rock in its last weekend series. Prior to the series, the Bobcats had won two consecutive weekend series against Georgia Southern and Baylor.

A NEW MIDWEEK STARTER

Notebook: Texas State vs. Arkansas-Little Rock

WHAT THE SERIES MEANS

The series loss is a small setback for the Texas State baseball team. Texas State fell to sixth place in the Sun Belt standings after Saturday’s loss, the lowest the team has been since starting the conference schedule. The team responded with a win on Sunday to move them back into fifth place.

The Trojans have played well against the Bobcats previously. Arkansas-Little Rock won the series against Texas State last year in San Marcos 2-1. The teams will not meet again during the regular season but could see each other in the Sun Belt tournament in Troy. The game would favor the Trojans if these teams were to see each other in Troy, so the Bobcats would like to avoid this matchup.

TURNING POINT

Baseball avoids series sweep with win against Trojans

The Texas State baseball team went into their Sunday game with the possibility of being swept by the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans.

The Bobcats have not been swept all season, and that streak will continue with the team’s 10-4 victory in the final game of the three-game series.

Texas State reached the 10 run threshold for the first time since March 29 against Georgia Southern. The Bobcats have scored 10 or more runs in three games this season.

Three of the 10 runs came from two home runs.

Grist allows 10 runs in baseball's 13-7 loss to Arkansas-Little Rock

Starting pitching has been a strength for the Texas State baseball team this season, but on Saturday it was a weakness.

The Bobcats gave up eight runs in the first three innings, and the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans beat Texas State 13-7 in the second game of the series.

Texas State started Scott Grist, senior pitcher, who recorded a complete game shutout in his start last weekend against Baylor. The senior’s performance resulted in him winning Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week.

Grist did not see the same success against the Trojans. Arkansas-Little Rock scored one run in the first and five in the second.

The team decided to keep the senior on the mound, but the Trojans did not let up.

Storylines to watch: Texas State vs. Arkansas-Little Rock

The Texas State baseball team has dug out of its sub-.500 hole.

For the first time this season, the team has more wins than losses.

STAY HOT

The Bobcats are sizzling hot. The team is on a four-game winning streak, including a sweep against the Baylor Bears last weekend. The team has won six of its last eight games.  

Pitching was a major factor in the winning streak. The team allowed one earned run in its last three matchups, with complete games by Scott Grist, senior pitcher, and Jeremy Hallonquist, junior pitcher. Anyone who can hit two walk-off home runs in four games like Granger Studdard, sophomore outfielder, deserves praise.

POWER SURGE

Bobcats extend winning streak with walk-off

Granger Studdard, sophomore left fielder, stepped into the batter’s box with the game on the line for the Texas State baseball team.

Studdard’s walk-off home run in the 11th inning gave the Bobcats a 4-3 victory over Incarnate Word.

Assistant Coach Jeremy Fikac did not flinch as the ball sailed past the right field wall. Studdard finished 3-5 with two runs batted in, one run and a walk.

“It’s crazy,” Fikac said. “I guarantee you everybody in that dugout thought that was gonna happen. That was our thought process.”

Performing in high-leverage situations has been commonplace for Studdard this year. The sophomore has five home runs in his last six games, including another walk-off home run against Baylor.

Storylines to watch: Texas State vs. Incarnate Word

The Texas State baseball team reached the .500 mark for the first time this season with its 4-1 victory Saturday against the Baylor Bears.

Texas State is far removed from February, when the team did not record a win until the seventh game of the season.

Texas State swept Baylor in a three-game series, capping a stretch with 10 wins in the last 15 matchups.

The Bobcats entered the season with high expectations, projected to finish second in the Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.

A win against Incarnate Word will push the Bobcats above the .500 threshold for the first time.

Better late than never.

BOBCATS GAINING SOME MOMENTUM

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