Jordan Brewer

Baseball still third in WAC despite 2 weekend losses

Texas State was able to earn its first West Coast victory of the season while visiting San Jose State University, but ultimately lost the series two games to one.

The series loss gives the Bobcats a 17–22 record overall and a 9–6 record in WAC play. They still sit third in the conference with a one game lead on three teams tied at 8–7 (California State University-Sacramento, New Mexico State University and Dallas Baptist University). They are still behind the University of Texas-Arlington by one game and California State University-Bakersfield by two.

Baseball to face San Jose with four-game win streak

The Bobcats are in the midst of their longest win streak of the season (four games) and have seventh-place San Jose State University on the schedule this weekend.

Texas State (16–20) has not fared well thus far in its West Coast trips this season. California State University-Sacramento swept the Bobcats nearly two weeks ago in a three-game series. They also were swept by Oregon State University in mid-March and by the University of Oregon in a two-game series just a couple of days later.

The road trip to San Jose State will not necessarily be a whole new process to the Bobcats now that they have played eight games in California and Oregon. However, the long travel to San Jose could be a factor preventing Texas State from continuing its recent success.

Baseball continues win streak with defeat of Bears

Bobcat baseball used timely hitting and solid pitching to snap a four game losing streak against Big 12 opponent Baylor University by a score of 3–0 in front of a season-best 1,775 attendees.

Baylor (19–18) came into the contest with a recent series win over Oklahoma University and has won five of its last six games. Texas State had not won a midweek game since March 5 against the University of Texas-San Antonio, where it was victorious 6–0 in a nonconference matchup.

The Bobcats (16–20) got started when senior Andrew Stumph hit a hard ground ball between third base and the short stop, scoring senior left fielder Kevin Sah in the process. Stumph continues to be the missing ingredient to his team’s offense, getting two hits in four at-bats while driving in one run.

Series sweep vaults baseball to 3rd in WAC

After five straight losses, Bobcat baseball battled back with some offensive firepower to sweep Louisiana Tech University in a three-game series this weekend.

Texas State was playing the last-place team in the WAC coming into the weekend series with the Bulldogs. However, the Bobcats treated the series like their season depended on it. Junior first baseman Austin O’Neal stated their mission was simple: Win all three games.

“Everything,” O’Neal answered about how much the Louisiana Tech series meant to the season’s outlook. “We went into this weekend without a doubt in our minds we wanted to win three games. Everyone is swinging the bats, staying aggressive. It’s been a lot of fun the last few days.”

Baseball to take on La Tech

The Bobcats will look to end their second-longest losing streak of the season when they face Louisiana Tech University in a WAC series this weekend. 

The University of Texas defeated Texas State Tuesday night in Austin 12-5 after erupting with 16 hits. The Bobcats had their moments at the plate, scoring in five different innings, but they could not match the offensive production of the Longhorns. 

“(UT) was focused (Tuesday),” said Coach Ty Harrington. “They showed they could be offensive. We showed we could put good bats on balls. We (were) obviously disappointed.”

Both Texas State and Louisiana Tech are coming into the weekend with hopes of turning performances around. The Bulldogs have lost five of their last six games. 

Texas State down three games after losing to Sacramento

After Bobcat baseball earned its first sweep of the season against Seattle University, Texas State was swept by California State University-Sacramento this weekend in Sacramento.

Texas State lost three games by a combined four runs, dropping game one 3-2, the second 7-5 and the third 1-0 to drop to 12-19, 5-4 in conference.

“We were disappointed we did not win the series,” said Coach Ty Harrington. “We were very confident and comfortable that we were going to win coming into the series.”

The Bobcats left a total of 25 men on base in the three-game series against the Hornets, including 12 on Saturday in a 7-5 loss.

Bobcats find new basketball coach

Texas State has found their new head basketball coach in Stephen F. Austin’s Danny Kaspar.
 
Kaspar will replace Doug Davalos, whose contract was not renewed in March after seven years in the position. Kaspar, 58, will be taking the job at Texas State after a 13-year stint as the Lumberjacks’ head coach. SFA has been successful as of late, finishing at least in the top-3 in the Southland Conference the past seven years. 
 
Kaspar led SFA to the NCAA tournament four years ago in the 2008-2009 season. The Lumberjacks won the Southland Conference, one of his two Southland Conference championships, with a 13-3 record. SFA was ousted by Syracuse University 59-44 as a #14 seed. 
 

Baseball headed to California for Sacramento State series

Texas State baseball has turned its attention to a road trip this weekend to face Sacramento State after the team’s Tuesday game was rained out and rescheduled for May 8.

The Bobcats were going into the originally scheduled game on Tuesday against Prairie View A&M University with less fresh arms than they might prefer. Six pitchers were used in the 12-inning 4-3 loss to Rice University on Monday.

The 4-3 loss to Rice was among several close, competitive games for Bobcats that ended in defeats. The Bobcats also lost to the University of Texas-Austin and Baylor University, 5-3 and 6-3 respectively. Sacramento beat UT 5-3 in Austin this season but eventually lost the series. Sacramento is 2-4 so far in the WAC and 15-13 for the season.

Baseball falls to Rice after sweep against Seattle

The Rice Owls defeated Texas State baseball 4-3 Tuesday thanks to a walk-off hit in the twelfth inning, completing their comeback from a 3-2 deficit in the ninth.

Freshman reliever Andrew Boes was the sixth pitcher used and surrendered the last run of the game on a two-out single up the middle by second baseman Christian Stringer. Boes pitched the 11th inning as well and gave up three runs in addition to the one that ultimately won the game for Rice.

Rice came back to end the 3-2 deficit, which lasted for six innings after Texas State took the one-run lead in the third.

Baseball looks to overcome UT defeat against Seattle

The Bobcats suffered a close loss to the University of Texas-Austin but are looking to get back to WAC conference action this weekend against Seattle University.

Seattle is 10-13 on the season and was victorious in its first WAC series on the road against Louisiana Tech University last weekend. The Redhawks dropped the opening game 5-2 before taking the next two games 12-8 and 7-4.

Texas State (9-15) had a similar outing last weekend while visiting New Mexico State University. After overcoming its Friday night loss, the team bounced back to take the next two games by a combined score of 22-10.

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