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March 17th, 2010
Atwood leads Bobcats in bruising of Tech

031610atwoodBret Atwood went five-for-six with four RBI Tuesday in Texas State’s 13-7 win at Texas Tech. Texas State sports information photo.

STAFF REPORT

The hot hitting continued for the Texas State baseball team, which collected 17 hits Tuesday night in a 13-7 win at Texas Tech.

Center fielder Bret Atwood led the way for Texas State, going five-for-six with four RBI. Atwood started the scoring for Texas State with his three-run double Atwood later scored on Kyle Livingstone’s sacrifrice fly to give the Bobcats a 4-2 lead.

After that, Texas State never trailed, for every time Tech scored, the Bobcats responded. After Tech tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the fourth, the Bobcats went back ahead, 7-4, with three in the top of the fifth, when Andrew Stumph hit an RBI single and Jeff McVaney doubled to left field.

When Tech scored a run in the fifth, Texas State scored two in the top of the sixth on RBI singles by Jason Martinson and Shaun Garcia. Tech scored three times in the bottom of the eighth, only for the Bobcats to answer with three in the top of the ninth. The Bobcats scored their ninth inning runs on an outfield error, a balk and a fielder’s choice.

Texas State used six pitchers, none for more than 2 1/3 innings. Mitchell Pitts claimed the win to turn 1-0, allowing four hits and a run in 2 1/3 innings. McVaney closed out the game with the smoothest outing from the Texas State staff, allowing only a walk in 1 2/3 innings.

The Bobcats pick up their Southland Conference schedule this weekend with three games at Sam Houston State. Texas State is 9-6 overall and 2-1 in the league.

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