Blake Whitter, senior pitcher, retired 12 batters in relief of Cory Geisler, junior pitcher.
His last out was the hardest.
This was nothing new for Whitter, who missed the cut on last year’s team. The last out represented the culmination of an entire offseason of work.
“I worked my butt off all last year and during the season,” Whitter said. “I had a good summer and came back. I have a lot to prove. It’s been a wild ride, but I’m glad it’s happened the way it has.”
Whitter was in position to close the Texas State baseball team’s game against Houston, which entered the matchup ranked third in the nation by Baseball America.