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May 5th, 2010
Bobcats fall hard at Rice

STAFF REPORT

Totaling five hits at No. 25 Rice Wednesday, the No. 29 Texas State baseball team absorbed a 16-2 loss to the Owls in a game that was rescheduled after it was rained out on Feb. 23.

Texas State dropped to 28-15, while Rice improved to 27-16 on the season.

The Bobcats put up a hit in each of the first three innings, but only one base runner reached second base. The Owls scored in every inning except the third.

Rick Hague led the Owls with a five-for-six day, including a homer and three RBI. Michael Rattaree and Michael Fuda each chipped in with three hits for Rice.

Rice held a 5-0 lead by the fourth and doubled the tally in the fifth inning, scoring five runs on four hits, including Fuda’s two-run triple.

Rice starter Jared Rogers pitched five scoreless innings for the win, improving to 5-1.

Texas State used eight pitchers, who combined to give up 17 hits. Bobcats starter Brian Borski allowed four runs in two innings for the loss, falling to 1-7.

The Bobcats go to McNeese State this weekend, attempting to preserve their slim lead in the right Southland Conference race.

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