Texas State’s baseball team ventured to College Station Tuesday only for Texas A&M to pounce on the Bobcats for ten runs in the first three innings on the way to a 13-4 win.
The loss dropped Texas State to 37-13, while Texas A&M improved its record to 34-18.
The Bobcats entered the game ranked No. 25 nationally by Collegiate Baseball, which rated Texas A&M No. 19.
Texas State opened the scoring in the top of the first inning, when Bret Atwood doubled and Keith Prestridge homered, giving the Bobcats a 2-0 lead.
But Texas A&M came right back with four runs in the bottom of the first inning on a one-out grand slam by Joe Patterson against Bobcats starter Garret Carruth. The grand slam energized the Aggie offense, which added three more runs in the second inning, then another three in the third, keyed by Brodie Greene’s two-run homer.
Paul Goldschmidt homered for Texas State in the third inning, but the game already was well out of hand.
Carruth gave up nine runs in 2 1/3 innings for the loss, dropping his record to 4-3.
A&M starter Clayton Ehlert improved to 5-0 by allowing four runs and nine hits in six innings.
The Bobcats will close out their regular season this weekend with three games at Texas-Arlington. The following weekend, the Bobcats will play in the Southland Conference Tournament in Corpus Christi as the top seed.