Bobcats Battle Back in Tough Loss

By Andrew Zimmel
Sports Reporter

Coming off of a win yesterday, the Bobcats were not able to finish the series losing Saturday afternoon 8-7 and falling to the Arkansas St. Red Wolves two games to one. The loss on Saturday was heartbreaking; with the Bobcats pulling within one run after Travon Benton’s two run homerun in the ninth inning.

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The Bobcats rally together at the beginning of the inning to talk strategy. Photo by Madison Tyson.

The Bobcats were able to strike first, scoring two runs quickly in the first four innings, and taking that 2-1 lead all the way into the 7th innings. In the top of the 7th, Anthony Paganio had a tough 3rd of an inning giving up three runs on two hits. Blake Walden followed up Paganio’s rough outing with three runs on three hits in two innings pitched.

In the 8th inning, Jonathan Ortega hit a solo shot to put one more run on the board for the Bobcats and bring the lead to 8-3 going into the 9th inning. Just as the Bobcats have done all season, the bats came alive when they mattered the most, scoring 4 runs off Tyler Zuber. The Bobcats came up just short, with Derek Scheible on first base Ortega couldn’t recreate his magic lining out to the shortstop to end the game.

The Bobcat bats caught fire in this game, with the team going 10 for 36 (.277). Luke Sherley lead the team in hitting going 2 for 4 with an RBI and a double. Benton and Ortega both hit .500 and added to their home run totals, both knocking one out of the park.

The Bobcats play their next game at Bobcat Ballpark against Prairie View A&M. First pitch is set for Tuesday, April 4th at 6pm.

Featured image by Madison Tyson.

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