Maroon & Gold Weekly Wrap-Up:
Baseball, Track & Field & Volleyball
Bobcats Close Out Sweep of Ragin’ Cajuns 10-8
LAFAYETTE, La. – The Texas State baseball team (31-13, 15-6 Sun Belt) never trailed all weekend and completed the series sweep of Louisiana (20-27, 8-13 Sun Belt) with a 10-8 victory Sunday afternoon at Russo Park. The Bobcats extended their winning streak to 10 games, the longest active streak in the nation.
Picking up the win on the mound was Connor Reich (6-1) after struck out five without walking anyone in six innings. He did surrender nine runs on six hits. Pick up his third save of the season was Brayden Theriot after pitching 2.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and gave up just two hits. It was the senior’s 10th career save, tied for fourth most in program history, and was his 77th career appearance, tied for the third most in TXST history.
Suffering the loss was Logan Savoy (1-2). The left-hander recorded only one out in the first while giving up four runs on three walks and one hit.
Jaylen Hubbard led the Bobcats with two hits and came around to score twice. The senior also stole his team leading ninth base of the season and the 34th in his career, matching Luke Sherley for 11th in program history.
Scoring a game-high three runs was John Wuthrich despite not getting a hit. The sophomore outfielder was walked twice and hit by a pitch. Also scoring multiple times (2) was Will Hollis.
Finishing with a game-high 3 RBIs was Skyler Valentine. Both Wesley Faison and Dalton Shuffield plated two runs apiece.Hubbard led off the game by lacing a single down the right field line. The outfielder just snagged the ball on a hop prevent extra bases for the senior. After Jaxon Williams flew out, the next three Bobcats were all walked to bring in a run and force a Ragin’ Cajun pitching change.
Despite the new pitcher, UL still couldn’t find the zone as Travon Benton was walked to bring in the second run of the inning. Valentine battled and hit a deep fly to score a run and advance the other two runners into scoring position. On a 0-2 pitch, Faison ripped a single to left field to bring in two more runs as TXST took a 5-0 lead.
The Cajuns answered back with two runs in the bottom half of the frame on a single from Daniel Lahare.
A solo home run by O’Neal Lochridge in the second cut Texas State’s lead down to two runs after the second. UL added another run in the third to make it a 5-4 contest.
Hubbard started the fourth off by ripping a double down the left field line. The next pitch was sent back up the middle for a RBI single by Williams, who advanced to second on the throw home. The Rosenberg, Texas native moved up to third on a fly out to right field.
With a shift on, Will Hollis hit a slow grounder to the second baseman and beat it out for a RBI infield single to increase the lead to 7-4.
The sixth began with Hollis and Wuthrich drawing walks and moving in to scoring position on a Shuffield sacrifice bunt. A free pass to Benton loaded the bases for Valentine, who laced a single through the left side to bring home two runs to increase the lead to five.
In the bottom of the seventh, UL started off with four consecutive singles that brought in one run and loaded the bases. Woodard was able to induce a ground out to Ryan Newman at first to stop the single streak that saw a run score. Another induced ground out, this time by Theriot, allowed the Cajuns to tack on their third run of the frame. A single by Orynn Vellion brought in another run to TXST’s advantage to 9-8.
UL was able to load the bases with two outs. Theriot was able to get Brennan Breaux swinging on a 3-2 count to end the rally.
Wuthrich led off the next half inning by drawing a walk and moved into scoring position on a ground out to the second baseman. Shuffield ripped the first pitch he saw to right field and Wuthrich got under the tag to add an insurance run.
Theriot shut the Cajuns down over the final two innings as he closed out the game with a strikeout.
Next up for the Bobcats is a trip down I-35 to take on UTSA for the third time this season. Tuesday’s game will see first pitch at 6 p.m.
Box Score: https://txstatebobcats.com/boxscore.aspx?id=5772.
McMahon Throws Complete Game in 3-2 Win at Louisiana
LAFAYETTE, La. – Sophomore right-hander Hunter McMahon threw his second complete game of the season as the Texas State baseball team (30-13, 14-6 Sun Belt) defeated Louisiana 3-2 Saturday afternoon at Russo Park. McMahon struck out a season-high 11 and did not walk a batter as the Bobcats won their ninth straight game.
With the victory, McMahon improved to 5-4 on the season after he gave up two runs on seven hits, three of which came after the second inning. Jack Burk (1-2) suffered the loss after giving up three runs on seven hits in six innings.
John Wuthrich was the lone TXST batter with multiple hits on the day with two. The sophomore outfielder also scored two of the team’s runs with the other coming courtesy of Travon Benton.
The Bobcats struck first in the second inning when Dalton Shuffield recorded the third straight single to start the frame to plate the first run of the game. Two batters later, Ryan Newman hit a RBI single to left field to increase the lead to 2-0.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Ragin’ Cajuns responded with two runs to tie the game.
Wuthrich led off the fourth by doubling down the left field line into the corner. After advancing within 90 feet of home on a wild pitch, he scored when UL starting pitcher Jack Burk was called for balk as TXST retook the lead for good 3-2.
McMahon shut down UL as he allowed one hit in the third, fourth and eighth innings. Over the final seven innings, he also recorded seven of his strikeouts.
The series against UL concludes on Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.
Bobcats Hang On to Beat Ragin’ Cajuns 13-9
LAFAYETTE, La. – The Texas State baseball team (29-13, 13-6 Sun Belt) jumped out to a 10-run advantage before hanging on to defeat Louisiana (20-25, 8-11 Sun Belt) 13-9 Friday night at Russo Park.
Picking up the win out of the bullpen was Kyle Bradford (1-0). He tossed 1.2 innings with a strikeout while giving up a hit and two unearned runs. Zachary Leigh earned his team-high third save of the season after throwing 2.2 scoreless innings and striking out three. Brandon Young (2-5) took the loss as he gave up five runs on six hits and four walks in 4.1 innings.
Both Will Hollis and Jaylen Hubbard recorded three hits and two doubles apiece to pace the Bobcats at the plate. Hollis drove in four runs while Hubbard scored three times.
Compiled two hits apiece were Ryan Newman and Jaxon Williams. Newman plated two runs as well as Skyler Valentine. Felipe Rodriguez finished with 3 RBIs.
Shuffield battled and was able to draw a walk his first time at the plate for the game in the second. He then advanced to third on a failed pickoff attempt on a wild throw by the pitcher. A 1-1 pitch was hammered into the left center gap by Valentine to plate the first run of the game.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Ragin’ Cajuns Orynn Veillon led off with a double. Two batters later, he misled a ball hit to right field as Travon Benton easily caught the fly ball and doubled off the runner to end the frame.
Hubbard led off the fifth with a double to center field as the outfielders lost it in the lights. Following a walk to Williams, Hollis doubled down the left field line over the outstretched glove of the leaping third baseman to bring home TXST’s second run of the game.
After Travon Benton was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Shuffield singled through the left side to plate a run. Valentine followed by drawing a walk in a nine-pitch plate appearance to score the Bobcats third run of the frame. A 1-1 pitch was lashed through the right side for a two-RBI single from Newman.
Rodriguez bashed a 3-1 offering over the left field fence for a three-run home run for his third homer of the season. The final run of the frame came when Hollis singled to center field to give Texas State a 10-0 advantage.
The shutout came to an end in the next half inning when O’Neal Lochridge singled to right center to bring home Daniel Lahare. Two more runs would score when Brennan Breaux doubled down the left field line to cut the Bobcats’ lead to seven runs.
With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Lochridge reached on a throwing error and the following two batters were walked to load the bases. Todd Lott then singled through the left side to bring home two runs and make it a 10-5 TXST advantage.
The Ragin’ Cajuns continued to tack on runs as they scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to cut the Bobcats lead to one.
Following a scoreless eighth for both teams, Valentine battled was able to draw a free pass to start off the top of the ninth. The senior outfielder moved into scoring position when Newman laid down a sacrifice bunt. On the second pitch he saw, Rodriguez hit a hard shot back up the middle that hit off the pitcher, who recovered but threw wide of first that allowed Valentine to score and Rodriguez to move to second.
Hubbard then drew a walk and Williams hit an infield single to load the bases. On the first pitch he saw, Hollis ripped a shot that fell just fair down the right field line and bounced into the stands for a two-RBI ground-rule double to increase the lead to 13-9.
The first two Cajun batters were issued free passes before Leigh induced a ground ball to Hubbard to start a double play. The junior right-hander then got Veillon looking to close out the contest.
Game two of the series is scheduled for Saturday at 4 p.m.
Johnson wins second Sun Belt weekly award
NEW ORLEANS – For the second time in the 2019 outdoor season, senior T’Mond Johnson was selected as the field athlete of the week for the Sun Belt Conference after a successful performance at the LSU Alumni Gold meet in Baton Rouge, La.
Johnson won the men’s shot put with a 19.24m (63-1.5) mark and placed third in the discus throw with a 50.54m (165-10) hurl. The Killeen, Texas native currently sits atop the league in both the shot put and discus throw with marks that rank No. 10 in the NCAA Division I West Region for the shot put (19.43m; 63-9) and No. 42 in the region for the discus throw (53.77m; 176-5).
Texas State will wrap up the regular season by hosting the Bobcat Classic April 26-27 at the Texas State Track and Field Complex.
Baseball Hits the Road to Face Ragin’ Cajuns
SAN MARCOS, Texas – The Texas State baseball team hits the road for a three-game Sun Belt Conference series against Louisiana. All three games will be played at Russo Park.
Friday’s game will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday will see first pitch at 4 p.m. and the series finale on Sunday is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.
Entering the weekend, the Bobcats are 28-13 overall having won seven straight and sport a 12-6 mark in conference play. The Ragin’ Cajuns come in 20-24 on the season and 8-10 against Sun Belt opponents.
A video stream and live stats will be available for all three games. Friday’s game will be broadcast on Cox Sports TV and can be streamed on ESPN+. Saturday’s and Sunday’s contests will be both be streamed through UL’s athletic website. Bill Culhane and Brant Freeman will have the radio call for the series on KTSW 89.9 FM.
Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday: TXST RHP Nicholas Fraze (6-3, 4.65 ERA) vs. UL RHP Brandon Young (2-4, 4.04 ERA)
Saturday: TXST RHP Hunter McMahon (4-4, 4.83 ERA) vs. UL RHP Jack Burk (1-1, 3.58 ERA)
Sunday: TXST RHP Connor Reich (5-1, 2.94 ERA) vs. UL TBA
Scouting Texas State
The past two games has seen Texas State win on walk-off hits with the most recent being a two-RBI single by Skyler Valentine to defeat Texas. The Bobcats enter the weekend 10-5 in true road games with a 5-4 mark against Sun Belt foes.
Jaxon Williams comes in leading TXST with a .350 batting average, 56 hits and 48 runs scored. He has also hit four home runs, driven in 22 runs and drawn 32 walks.
Both Jaylen Hubbard (.323) and Dalton Shuffield (.333) have 53 hits. Shuffield is a perfect 8-for-8 stealing bases and has laid down four sacrifice bunts. Hubbard is tied for the team lead with five home runs with Will Hollis, John Wuthrich and Valentine.
Hollis paces the team with 33 RBIs, 35 walks and 12 doubles while batting .321. Both Valentine and Wuthrich have plated 30 runs apiece. Travon Benton (.310) is the sixth Bobcat to come in hitting better than .300.
This weekend’s rotation will see Nicholas Fraze start on Friday. Hunter McMahon moves back into the Saturday start after being starting the series opener the past two weekends. Connor Reich is slated to take the mound to conclude the series.
Louisiana enters having lost four straight and seven of its last 10. Last weekend saw the Ragin’ Cajuns get swept on the road at UTA and they fell 7-6 on Tuesday at Southern Miss on a walk-off double. At home, UL is 13-12 with a 5-4 mark against conference opponents with series victories over Arkansas State and South Alabama.
Todd Lott leads the team with a .323 batting average. He also has 26 RBIs, 21 runs scored, 11 stolen bases, six sacrifice flies and five home runs.
Hayden Cantrelle has a team-high 54 hits on his way to bat .321. He is also 26-for-30 stealing bases and has scored 40 runs, both pacing the squad. The sophomore infielder has smashed eight homers, driven in 24 runs and been plunked 11 times.
Orynn Veillion is 11-for-12 stealing bags and has hit nine home runs. Brennan Breaux and Hunter Kasuls have stolen nine and eight s bases, respectively.
Hitting a UL best 11 home and 10 doubles while scoring 32 times and plating 28 is Handsome Monica.
Scheduled to take the hill on Friday is Brandon Young, who is 2-4 with two saves, a 4.04 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 35.2 innings. Jack Burk is slated to start on Saturday. The junior right-hander is 1-1 with one save, 3.58 ERA and 19 strikeouts over 27.2 innings in nine games, including four starts. Sunday’s start is still to be announced.
In the bullpen, Jacob Schultz has made a team-high 17 appearances that includes seven starts. He is 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 53.2 innings.
Making a team best 16 relief appearances has been Connor Cooke. He sports a 3-0 record, 6.28 ERA and has struck out 20 in 28.2 innings.
Gunner Leger, a 2017 All-American and coming off Tommy John surgery in 2018, enters the weekend with a 1-3 record, two saves and 2.67 ERA. The senior left-hander has struck out 30 and walked nine in 27 innings spanning nine games with four starts.
Louisiana leads the all-time series 22-13 over Texas State. Last season saw the Bobcats win three of the four meetings. They took the final two games of the series in San Marcos and capped off the year by eliminate the Ragin’ Cajuns from the Sun Belt Championship that was being played in Lafayette.
When playing UL on the road, TXST is 5-12 all-time. All four three-game series played in the Pelican State has seen the Bobcats win one game each series.
- Live Stats (Fri): http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=246507
- Video (Fri): http://www.espn.com/watch/espnplus
- Live Stats (Sat): http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=246508
- Video (Sat): https://ragincajuns.com/watch/?Live=981&type=Live
- Live Stats (Sun): http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=246509
- Video (Sun): https://ragincajuns.com/watch/?Live=982&type=Live
- TXST Game Notes: https://txstatebobcats.com/documents/2019/4/25/42_44_Louisiana.pdf
Bobcats release 2019 volleyball schedule
SAN MARCOS, Texas – Texas State’s head volleyball coach Karen Chism has released the schedule for the upcoming 2019 season.
The Bobcats’ schedule features 30 total matches with 17 of them at Strahan Arena, nine on the road and four on neutral-site courts.
Four programs that competed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament highlight the 2019 schedule, including Baylor, Northern Iowa, Rice and USC.
“My philosophy is that if you don’t play the best, you don’t get to be the best and as always, I put together a very competitive nonconference schedule,” coach Chisum said. “Early in the season, we will play USC, Northern Iowa, UCLA, Long Beach State, Georgia, Texas A&M, Baylor and Rice, all top 50 programs. What’s exciting is having USC along with Northern Iowa, Rice and Baylor at home to open the season. We are going to draw some really nice crowds which will be good for our fan base.”
The 2019 campaign will begin with home matches vs. Liberty and USC on Aug. 30, followed by a tilt with Northern Iowa (Aug. 31). The Women of Troy finished last season ranked No. 21, while the Panthers concluded the year receiving votes.
After squaring off with Rice (Sept. 3) in San Marcos, the Bobcats will compete in three consecutive tournaments, beginning with a trip to Long Beach, Calif. to participate in the Long Beach State Tournament Sept. 5-7. They will face Long Beach State, UCLA and Georgia in that order. Texas State will then head back to the Lone Star State and play Sept. 12-13 in College Station at the Texas A&M Tournament (Northwestern State, Texas A&M, UT-Rio Grande Valley) before hosting the annual Creeds & Crests Classic Sept. 19-21, featuring George Washington, Sam Houston State and I-35 rival UTSA.
The maroon and gold will conclude the nonconference portion of the schedule with a home matchup vs. Baylor (Sept. 24) before their Sun Belt Conference home opener vs. Louisiana Sept. 27. On Nov. 21-24, the Bobcats will also host the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Championships.
“This is the year that we will have nine conference matches at home,” Chisum said joyfully. “I am excited for what we got in here in terms of the schedule, although it is scary at the same time to be honest. Playing at home should be an advantage for us. I love playing in Strahan Arena and our fans love it too. The community has really embraced Bobcat volleyball. Now we as the coaching staff must keep the athletes focused and hungry. We have to be hungrier than last year in order to repeat.”
Texas State recorded a historic season in 2018, finishing 27-7 overall and won its first Sun Belt regular season title behind a 15-1 conference mark. The Bobcats went on to win the Sun Belt tournament and won their first NCAA Tournament match in program history by defeating Rice in the first round before falling to No. 5 Texas.
The Bobcats will return 11 student-athletes from last year’s team headlined by the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Setter and Freshman of the Year, sophomore Emily DeWalt. The club will also return All-Sun Belt first-team selections in senior Cheyenne Huskey and sophomore Janell Fitzgerald.
“We tell the athletes over and over you got to know that you have a target on your back bigger than ever,” Chisum noted. “If you want to repeat you will have to earn it because it will be harder than last year. That’s all there is to that. I think it is key that Cheyenne [Huskey], Micah [Dinwiddie] and Emily [DeWalt] are strong leaders this summer. We had a good spring overall and have matured. With a strong core returning, it will be up to them, especially our seniors, to keep the momentum moving forward in the summer and train each other to keep touching the ball.”
Bobcats close out regular season with second home meet
SAN MARCOS, Texas – The Texas State track and field teams will conclude the regular season April 26-27 by hosting the Bobcat Classic at the Texas State Track and Field Complex. The Bobcats will honor 12 seniors on day two of the meet at 5:30 p.m.
How to follow
The Bobcat Classic is slated to begin at 1 p.m. on April 26 with the women’s hammer throw, pacing a total of eight field events that will compete on day one. The women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase will start the track events at 9 p.m. Day two will start at 11 a.m. with the women’s discus throw and the first gun for track events will sound at 3 p.m. with the women’s 4×100 meter relay. A full schedule of events along with heat sheets and live results can all be found at Txstatebobcats.com.
Bobcats Pacing the Way
The Bobcats have a total of 50 top 10 Sun Belt Conference marks, including four that sit atop the league’s performance list. Senior T’Mond Johnson sets the pace for the group of league-leaders with a 19.43m (63-9) throw in the men’s shot put, and a 53.77m (176-5) hurl in the discus throw. Both results were recorded at the Roadrunner Invitational (March 21). Junior Ben Collerton scored 7,218 points in the decathlon (Texas Relays, March 27) to round out the men’s top performers. On the women’s side, true freshman Live Hilton has a 6.20-meter (20-4.25) mark in the women’s long jump done at the Bobcat Invitational on March 28.
Valentine Walk-Offs Bobcats over Longhorns 7-6
SAN MARCOS, Texas – For the second straight game at Bobcat Ballpark, the Texas State baseball team (28-13) won on a walk-off with Tuesday’s hero being Skyler Valentine to defeat Texas (24-19) 7-6 in front of a facility record crowd of 3,119. The victory gives TXST a season-long seven game winning streak and its first win over the Longhorns since 2017 to snap a five-game skid.
The Longhorns opened the scoring their first time at the plate when Masen Hibbeler singled back up the middle. The Bobcats quickly answered with a run of their own in the bottom half of the frame when a John Wuthrich groundout plated Jaylen Hubbard.
In the bottom of the third, TXST nearly took the lead twice. Wuthrich sent an opposite field shot to left field but Eric Kennedy made a leaping snag at the wall to rob him of a home run. Travon Benton followed with a shot to right field that saw Austin Todd make a leaping grab to make it back-to-back TXST homers robbed.
With two outs in the fifth, Will Hollis sent a 3-1 offering to left field. Kennedy leapt and nearly came up with his second home run stealing snatch of the game but just missed to give the Bobcats the lead. Two pitches later, Wuthrich blasted an offering to right field and would not be denied as he hit his fifth home run of the season to give Texas State a 3-1 advantage.
UT got back on the scoreboard in the seventh. Hibbeler recorded his second RBI single of the game to cut the visitor’s deficit to one. Ryan Reynolds would follow by smashing a 2-1 offering down the right field line for a grand slam to put the Longhorns on top 6-3.
Down to the final two outs, Jaxon Williams ripped a 2-2 offering down the right field line just past the third baseman for a double. Hollis then blasted a pitch into the left field for his second home run of the game and fifth of the season to make it a one-run contest.
Wuthrich singled to left field to force a UT pitching change. It did not pay off for the Longhorns as Benton sent a hot shot back up the middle for a single. Dalton Shuffield hit chopper to the shortstop, who decided to go to third for the force out. However, the throw was way off the mark to load the bases. On a 1-1 pitch, Valentine laced a single to left field that scored Wuthrich and Benton for the walk-off win.
Picking up the win on the mound was Zachary Leigh (3-1) after he pitched a scoreless ninth with one strikeout. Tristian Stevens (2-2) took the loss after giving up the game-winning run on two hits and failing to record an out against the three batters he faced.
Garrett Herrmann got the start and went 4.0 innings. The junior right-hander struck out five while giving up five hits, two walks and one run. Both Brandon Lewis and Brayden Theriot tossed 1.2 scoreless inning and struck out two apiece. Also seeing action on the mound was Kyle Bradford, Brent Hebert and Anthony Pagano.
Both Hollis and Wuthirch finished with two hits and two runs scored apiece. Hollis finished with three RBIs and both Valentine and Wuthirch plated two each. Ryan Newman went 1-for-2 with two walks and one double.
Next up for the Bobcats is a Sun Belt Conference series this weekend at Louisiana. Friday’s series opening game is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch.
Bobcats Host Texas Tuesday
SAN MARCOS, Texas – The Texas State baseball team concludes its five-game homestand on Tuesday when it welcomes Texas to Bobcat Ballpark for a 6 p.m. first pitch.
Coming into the game, the Bobcats are 27-13 on the season and have six straight. The Longhorns are 24-18 overall, have lost three straight and are 1-4 in their last five games.
A video stream and live stats will be available for the game through the TXST athletic website. Brant Freeman will have the radio call on KTSW 89.9 FM.
Probable Starting Pitchers
Tuesday: TXST RHP Garrett Herrmann (3-1, 3.90 ERA) vs. UT TBA
Scouting Texas State
Texas State completed a sweep of Arkansas State this weekend that was capped off by a Ryan Newman walk-off three-run home run in the 10th inning of Saturday’s series finale. The Bobcats are 7-2 in midweek games and have won their last four.
Jaxon Williams leads the Sun Belt Conference with 47 runs scored, is second in hits (55), fourth in on-base percentage (.469) and walks (31) and sixth in batting average (.353). The junior infielder has also driven in 22 runs and stolen five bases.
Both Jaylen Hubbard and Dalton Shuffield have recorded 53 hits apiece. Hubbard has scored 43 times, is second on the team with 11 doubles and has 22 RBIs. His five home runs are tied for the most with Skyler Valentine. Shuffield comes in hitting .344 and is a perfect 8-for-8 stealing bases.
Will Hollis paces TXST with 33 walks, 30 RBIs and 12 doubles. He has hit three home runs and scored 27 times as well.
Also batting over .300 are Travon Benton (.313) and John Wuthrich (.315). Benton has driven in 23 runs while Wuthrich has hit seven doubles and four home runs to plate 28 runs and score 25 times himself.
Scheduled to start on the mound Tuesday is Garrett Herrmann. It will be the junior right-hander’s ninth midweek start of the season. He enters the game with a 4-1 record, 4.46 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 36.1 innings of work.
Texas comes into San Marcos having been swept on the road this past weekend at Oklahoma State. The Longhorns most recent win was last Tuesday at home against Lamar by the score of 7-2. They are 7-4 this season in midweek games and 6-11 in road contests.
Freshman outfielder Eric Kennedy leads the team with a .279 batting average and three triples. He ranks second with 38 hits, 31 runs scored and seven stolen bases.
Lance Ford comes in hitting .275 with 20 runs scored and eight RBIs. Both Ryan Reynolds and Austin Todd have hit a team-high nine doubles. Todd has hit three homers and driven in a team best 35 runs.
Scoring a team-high 37 times has been Duke Ellis. He is also a perfect 11-for-11 stealing bases.
Tuesday’s starter is still TBA. Last week against the Cardinals, UT started Matteo Bocchi and got a five scoreless innings out of him with three strikeouts and three hits. For the season, he is 2-0 with a save, 1.75 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 25.2 innings spanning 13 games that includes two starts.
Cole Quintanilla has recorded a team-high four saves. He enters the contest with a 2-1 record, 3.12 ERA and has struck out 33 in 26 innings over 16 appearances. Making three saves has been Kamron Fields, who is 1-1 with a 4.34 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 20.2 innings over 15 relief appearances.
Tristan Stevens has made a team-high 18 relief outings. The sophomore right-hander sports a 5.23 ERA, 2-1 record and 17 strikeouts in 15.1 innings. Also making double-digit appearances out of the bullpen has been Donny Diaz (0-1, 4.61 ERA, 17 K).
Texas leads the all-time series 49-11 over Texas State. The Longhorns have won five straight meetings including a 6-1 victory last season in Bobcat Ballpark. The last win for the Bobcats was on Mar. 21, 2017 by the score of 11-10 in 10 innings. Luke Sherley hit the walk-off single that night.
Tuesday will be just the sixth game in the series played in San Marcos with UT sporting a 4-1 record in town.
- Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=249878
- Video: https://txstatebobcats.com/watch/?Live=1796&type=Live
- Audio: https://txstatebobcats.com/watch/?Live=1846&type=Live
- TXST Game Notes: https://txstatebobcats.com/documents/2019/4/22//41_Texas.pdf
Bobcats register three victories and five top 10 marks at LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Texas State track and field teams turned in three victories and combined for five top 10 Sun Belt Conference marks at the LSU Alumni Gold track meet at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium. All three wins were on the men’s side. Senior Kyle Denomme ran a collegiate best 1:51.26 in the 800-meter run (No. 2 in the Sun Belt) for a first-place finish, senior T’Mond Johnson recorded a top throw at 19.24m (63-1.5) in the shot put (tied No. 7 in the program’s record book), and sophomore Noah Herring’s 15.01m (49-3) triple jump mark was tops at the meet.
Senior Melanie Rusch threw a PR 52.08m (170-10) in the women’s hammer throw (7th place) that ranks No. 9 in the Sun Belt, while classmate Breonna Hall sprinted to No. 7 on the league’s performance list with a 56.81 time in the women’s 400-meter dash. Junior Akinshe Calica-Hill jumped 14.81m (48-7.25) for a third-place finish in the men’s triple jump and now sits No. 6 in the conference and junior Jaylon Jorge logged a PR in the men’s hammer throw at 54.88m (180-1) to finish in third-place. Jorge’s mark is No. 10 in the Sun Belt. Sophomore Jaylen Allen registered the third PR on the day for the Bobcats as he clocked a 48.25 in the men’s 400-meter dash, ranking No. 7 in the Sun Belt Conference.
The Bobcats will close out the regular season with the Bobcat Classic on April 26-27 at the Texas State Track and Field Complex. The 2019 Outdoor Track and Field Championships will take place May 10-12 in Jonesboro, Ark.