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STAFF REPORT

The Texas State baseball team lost two of three at San Jose State during the weekend, but the Bobcats have an opportunity coming right up to take the lead in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

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Kevin Sah had six hits for Texas State during a three-game series at San Jose State. TEXAS STATE ATHLETICS PHOTOS.

The Bobcats are 9-6 in the WAC and 17-22. Within the league, they are in third place, two games behind Cal State-Bakersfield (11-4, 27-14) and a game behind Texas-Arlington (10-5, 21-18). As it happens, Cal State-Bakersfield is coming to Bobcat Field this weekend for a three-game series.

Texas State lost the opener at San Jose State last Friday, 11-5. The Spartans took a 5-0 lead in the first inning and never trailed. Kevin Sah led the Bobcats with two hits. Austin O’Neal homered for the third time this year.

The Saturday game went 10 innings before San Jose State registered a 5-4 victory. San Jose State took a 3-0 lead in the first and expanded it to 4-0 in the fourth, but the Bobcats forced extra innings with two runs in the sixth and two more in the ninth. Cody Lovejoy was four-for-five for Texas State.

The Bobcats won the final game on Sunday, 5-4. This time, Texas State came out swinging with four runs in the first inning and it never trailed. Sah, Lovejoy and Nick Smelser all had three hits for the Bobcats, who totaled 19 hits. O’Neal drove in three runs, while Smelser, Lovejoy and Garrett Mattlage each drove in two.

Texas State will play at home Tuesday against Texas A&M before Cal State-Bakersfield visits over the weekend.

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