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Austin O’Neal had two hits in Texas State’s 5-3 win against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Texas State sports information photo).

STAFF REPORT

Returning home from an exhausting 0-5 road trip against national powers Oregon and Oregon State, the Texas State baseball team took the field last Friday at Bobcat Field against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, made errors in each of the first two innings and found itself trailing, 9-0.

So, the Bobcats lost that series opener, 23-7. But they found their footing the next two days with wins of 5-3 an 7-1 against the Islanders, improving their record to 7-13.

The Bobcats will begin the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) season this weekend with three games at New Mexico State.

Austin O’Neal and Morgan Micken each had two hits for the Bobcats in their 5-3 win. Starting pitcher Scott Grist allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings for the win, improving his record to 1-1.

The Bobcats scored four runs in the fifth inning to key their 7-1 win in the rubber game. The big hit was a two-run single by Brooks Orton. Cody Lovejoy had three hits for the Bobcats and Tyler Pearson had three RBI. Starting pitcher Kyle Finnegan gave up three hits in six innings for the win, raising his record to 2-1.

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