San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

April 1st, 2009
Bobcats beat Baylor for first time in four years


The Texas State baseball team has struggled with its own pitching at times this season, but four Bobcat hurlers combined for a solid performance in Waco Wednesday night as the local nine beat Baylor for the first time in four years, 5-3.

Tyler Brundridge pitched three key innings of relief, allowing only one run for the win to even his record at 1-1. Michael Russo followed Brundridge, pitching a shutout ninth inning for his third save of the season.

Breaking a 2-2 tie, the Bobcats scored twice in the fifth inning to take the lead for good. Bret Atwood singled with one out, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and crossed on a single by Keith Prestridge. Then, Prestridge stole second and scored on a single by Ben Theriot to give Texas State a 4-2 lead.

Texas State upped its lead to 5-2 in the seventh, when Spenser Dennis singled and Lance Loftin doubled.

Atwood led the Texas State hitters, going three for five and scoring two runs.

Texas State improved its record to 17-9, while Baylor fell to 17-7.

The Bobcats next head to Conway, AR, where they will play three games over the weekend at Central Arkansas.

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