By Eddie Lerma
Texas State Baseball defeated I-35 rival UTSA with a 13-10 score on Tuesday night to start the second half of the season.The Roadrunners came out hitting early in the first inning as they took a 4-0 lead with three of the four runs being unearned. Two consecutive home runs by Tanner Hill and Theodore Hoffman cut the deficit to 4-3. Before this game, Tanner Hill ranked tenth in the country in home runs. Hill’s home run was his tenth of the season while Hoffman scored his fifth. A wild pitch by UTSA’s Jake Harrison enabled Jaylen Hubbard to tie the game with a 4-4 score.
The second inning would begin similar to the first. A two-run home run by the Roadrunners would give them a 6-4 lead to start the second inning. Freshman Ryan Newman then hit a two run blast to tie the game 6-6 with no outs. Hoffman then doubled to left center which scored Hill and Granger Studdard giving the Bobcats a 8-6 lead. Cory Geisler grounded out to score Hoffman to give the Bobcats a 9-6 lead to end the second inning.
Newman scored his second homerun at the bottom of the fifth inning. This was Newman’s sixth of the season which gave the Bobcats a 10-8 lead. UTSA’s two-run homer at the top of the sixth tied the game 10-10. Hill’s single to center field at the bottom of the seventh scored Studdard and Newman which gave the Bobcats a 12-10 lead. Studdard flew out to left center in the bottom of the eighth to score Mickey Scott and would give the Bobcats the victory with a 13-10 score. Eight home runs were scored during the game. Texas State improves to a 19-10 overall record.
Texas State will host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at six p.m. on Wednesday.
Featured image by Madison Tyson.