Bobcats Compete in College Classic

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By Landon Gutierrez
Sports Reporter

Texas State Baseball players head to the dugout.
The Texas State Bobcats head back into the dugout after defeating the University of Houston Cougars at Minute Maid Park. Photo by Landon Gutierrez.

The Texas State Bobcats competed in the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic tournament at Minute Maid Park this past weekend, and finished with a 2-1 record.

Junior pitcher, Nicholas Fraze, took the mound for Texas State on Friday as the ‘Cats faced off against the Rice Owls in an old school pitching duel. Fraze pitched seven innings of one hit ball with 12 strikeouts which had the Owl offense hopeless. The Bobcats’ offense was quiet as well, only scoring one run off a Will Hollis double leading to a 1-0 Bobcat victory.

On Saturday, the Maroon and Gold faced off against the University of Houston Cougars. Leading the way for Texas State was junior Jaxon Williams with four runs batted in, including a two run home run. Hunter McMahon pitched six innings for the ‘Cats, only giving up three runs. Zachary Leigh closed out the last three innings, giving the Bobcats a 9-4 win.

After two impressive wins, Texas State lost a heartbreaker to the Baylor Bears on Sunday afternoon. The Bears got off to an early lead when Richard Cunningham hit a homerun off of Connor Reich. Jaylen Hubbard and Skyler Valentine had three hits each, totaling for all six for the Bobcats in this game. Texas State led 4-3 in the ninth inning, and came one strike away from defeating the 12th ranked Bears. The Bobcats could not hold Baylor’s offense as they scored two more runs, causing the Bobcats to lose a hard-fought game 5-4.

The Maroon and Gold take the field again this Tuesday at 6 p.m. in San Antonio as they take on UTSA.

Featured image by Landon Gutierrez.

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