Winning its second straight series in the Southland Conference and its eighth out of nine series in the league this season, the Texas State baseball team increased its conference lead to two games by winning two of three during the weekend at McNeese State.
The Bobcats won the rubber game Sunday, when sophomore right hander Mitchell Pitts tossed seven innings of four-hit ball and improved his record to 5-0 in a 6-3 victory. The Bobcats rattled out 13 hits, with Kyle Livingstone going three-for-five and Clint Vest going three-for-four.
Texas State now is 30-15 overall and 20-7 in the Southland Conference. Stephen F. Austin (SFA) is second in the league at 17-8, followed by Southeastern Louisiana (19-9), Texas-Arlington (17-10) and Northwestern State (16-10).
The Bobcats will play again Wednesday night at home against Texas Christian (6:30 p.m.). Then, they will return to league play during the weekend at Nicholls State.
The Bobcats opened the McNeese State series Friday night with a 13-1 run-rule trouncing over the home team in seven innings. Livingstone, Jeff McVaney and Andrew Stumph all homered in the game, while Carson Smith pitched seven innings and allowed only two hits while surrendering no earned runs.
McNeese State won the Saturday game, 5-2, as the Bobcats couldn’t get their offense moving until the ninth inning. The Bobcats scored twice in the ninth and brought the tying run to the plate with two outs, but McNeese State closer Matt Click came in to record the final out for his fifth save of the season.Email | Print