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April 26th, 2009
Bobcats win 12th straight

STAFF REPORT

Brian Borski pitched his first career complete game Sunday afternoon as the Texas State baseball team won its 12th game in a row with a 15-2 run-rule victory over McNeese State at Bobcat Field.

The Bobcats won for the second straight game in run-rule fashion. Sunday’s seven-inning followed a 16-6 win in seven innings against McNeese State on Saturday.

Texas State now is 31-10 overall and 18-5 in the Southland Conference, improving its league lead to 3 1/2 games over second place Southeastern Louisiana (15-9), which the Bobcats swept in three games at home two weeks ago. Sam Houston State, Lamar, Texas-San Antonio and Texas-Arlington all are tied for third in the league at 14-10.

Borski improved his record to 5-2, allowing only one earned run in seven innings. Spenser Dennis led the Texas State attack with three hits and four RBI. Bret Atwood had three hits and two RBI, while Paul Goldschmidt and Jason Martinson each drove in two runs.

Dennis, Laurn Randell and Kyle Livingstone all homered for the Bobcats, who scored in every inning.

A similar offensive explosion characterized Saturday’s game, in which the Bobcats scored six times in the fifth and five times in the seventh to end the game. Atwood and Keith Prestridge each had three hits in that game, while Prestridge drove in four runs and Tyler Sibley knocked in three more. Sibley, Prestridge and Ben Theriot all homered for Texas State.

Zach Tritz improved his record to 6-2 with his Saturday victory, during which he allowed four earned runs in five innings.

The Bobcats will next play Tuesday against the University of Texas in Austin. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Texas State will continue the Southland Conference schedule next weekend against Texas-San Antonio. The first game will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Bobcat Field. The series will move to San Antonio for games Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).

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