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April 12th, 2010
Randell leads Bobcats in sweep of Central Arkansas

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Texas State’s Michael Russo pitched the middle game out of three during the weekend against Central Arkansas. Texas State sports information photo.

STAFF REPORT

Texas State is the first place baseball team in the Southland Conference, while Central Arkansas now is the last place team.

It stands almost to reason, as baseball goes, that the Bobcats should have swept Central Arkansas at home during the weekend, which they did. The Bobcats won Friday night, 14-2 by run rule, then won 7-3 Saturday and 11-4 Sunday.

The Bobcats now are 12-3 in the Southland Conference and 20-10 overall. The second place team, Southeastern Louisiana, is 10-5 and 20-6.

Following a relatively easy weekend, the Bobcats play at Texas Tuesday night before they journey to Southeastern Louisiana next weekend for a three-game series.

“It will be a competitive series,” Texas State baseball coach Ty Harrington said about the trip to Southeastern.

The only game against Central Arkansas that was even close came Saturday, when the Bobcats trailed, 3-0, before rallying for six runs in the sixth inning. The Bobcats exploded for six hits in the inning, including Jason Martinson’s two-RBI double.

The star of the series was right fielder Laurn Randell, who went into the lead-off spot and finished the series 10-for-11 with three walks, six runs and six RBI.

“I thought we did a real good job offensively,” said Harrington, who expecially praised Randell’s work at the top of the order.

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