By Brenden Snow
The Texas State Bobcats hosted the Texas A&M Aggies on Tuesday night in front of the 2nd highest attendance in Ballpark history (2.952). The Bobcats could not come through for their fans though as they fall 9-3.
Cam Baird had the starting nod from for the home team and looked good early. Baird gave up just one run through the first five innings and the team led 3-1. Teddy Hoffman was the main man to thank for the early lead as he had a two-run moonshot in the third inning to make it 3-0. The homerun marked his eighth of the season which is good for second place in the Sun-Belt Conference.
Things quickly heated up as the Aggies would get back by scoring four runs in the 6th inning and taking a 5-3 lead. Baird would get charged with 2 of those runs and his night would end there. Baird would be let off the hook when Anthony Pagano came in for relief and gave up the go ahead runs and suffered the loss dropping him to 2-2.
The Aggies would never look back after they got the lead as they know these Bobcats like to play late ball and win it late. A&M would add two runs in the 8th and 9th innings ultimately pushing their lead to six runs.
Bats were fairly quiet tonight too, as the bobcats string together just four hits and Ryan Newman had half of them. Derek Schieble had one of the hits as he went 1 for 3 from the lead off spot.
Star 2nd baseman, Jonathan Ortega, goes hitless but draws two walks giving him an 0 for 2 line for the game. While the rest of the lineup, not including hitters 1-4, reached base just twice.
Texas State falls to 16-9 and now will host conference for, Arkansas State this weekend for a 3 game series. First game Friday set to start about 6pm.
Featured image by Jessica Calderon.