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March 7th, 2009
Bobcats crush Purdue, 9-2

STAFF REPORT

Texas State notched its first baseball win at the refusbished Bobcat Field, banging on Big Ten opponent Purdue, 9-2, Friday night.

As is their custom, the Bobcats scored early and often, tacking up three runs in the first inning, one in the second and two in the third for a 6-0 lead.

Meanwhile, Texas State pitcher Zach Tritz threw a gem, allowing only six hits and two runs in eight innings while striking out eight and walking one. Tritz improved his record to 3-0.

Texas State crushed Purdue from the top of the order, with lead-off man Tyler Sibley, No. 2 hitter Bret Atwood and three-holer Paul Goldschmidt combining to go eight-for-13 with five runs and five RBI.

Sibley hit the first Bobcats home run in the remodeled stadium with a sixth-inning blast, giving Texas State a 7-1 lead.

The Bobcats will play Purdue again Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Texas State improved its record to 7-3, while Purdue fell to 2-5.

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