Texas State’s pitching held No. 2 Baylor to three runs on five hits for the game, but the Bobcat offense could not produce as the Bobcats were held scoreless for just the second time this season in a 3-0 game at Bobcat Ballpark in front of a crowd of 1,471.
The Texas State bullpen combined to hold the Bears to just one hit and no runs over four innings after Baylor took a 3-0 lead with one run in the first, third and fifth innings of Wednesday night’s game. Hunter Lemke, Austen Williams and Louis Head each tossed a scoreless frame before Covey Morrow and Dylan Adamek combined for a scoreless ninth inning.
“They’re a quality team, and they played well enough to win,” said head coach Ty Harrington. “We pitched exceptionally well. We had several opportunities early on and were hitting the ball hard, but overall, when we play good teams it’s a fine line between winning and losing.”
Morgan Mickan provided much of the offense on Wednesday night, finishing the game 3 for 4 at the plate with a stolen base. He reached third base twice in the contest, the only Bobcat to do so.
The other two Texas State hits came off the bats of Jeff McVaney and Brooks Orton who each delivered singles for the Bobcats.
Taylor Black (2-2) was charged with the loss after pitching five innings and limiting the Bears to just two earned runs on four hits. He struck out six and did not walk a batter as the Bobcats dropped to 27-19 overall.
Tyler Bremer (5-0) earned his fifth win of the season for Baylor, which improved to 39-8 overall this season.
The Bobcats brought the tying run to the plate with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning after single from Mickan and McVaney, but Baylor closer Max Garner was able to get a strikeout and a flyout to center field by the next two Bobcats to close out the game.
Texas State goes back into Southland Conference action this weekend against UTSA with two games at Bobcat Ballpark and one in San Antonio. The Bobcats and Roadrunners will play in San Marcos on Friday at 6:30 p.m. before a game at UTSA at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The two teams will then meet for the series finale at 1 p.m. in San Marcos.