Texas State Bobcats celebrate on the field after defeating UTSA on Tuesday night.

Bobcats Handle I -35 Rival

Landon Gutierrez
KTSW Sports Reporter

On Tuesday evening, Texas State baseball hosted I-35 rival UTSA in a conference match up that ended in the Bobcats winning impressively, 14-1. Junior pitcher Garrett Herrmann earned his third win of the season, while tallying up two strikeouts and only walking one through six innings. Not to be overshadowed by the offense, Brent Hebert, Brandon Lewis, and Anthony Pagano each threw a scoreless inning out of the bullpen to finish the game.

After UTSA picked up a run in the first inning off a Ryan Stacy home run, Texas State’s bats caught fire in the bottom of the third, and they never looked back. After Felipe Rodriguez and Jaylen Hubbard both reached base due to errors, junior second baseman Jaxon Williams singled up the middle to load the bases for Will Hollis, who would drive in a run with an infield single. This would be Hollis first of four RBIs of the night. After the Bobcats scored another run off a wild pitch, Skyler Valentine laced an RBI double down the left field line, and would later score off a sacrifice fly from Cole Coffey. To cap off a huge inning, Travon Benton sent a home run over the right field fence, giving Texas State an 11-1 lead.

In the sixth inning, Benton drove in two more runs with a single, and Rodriguez contributed with a sacrifice fly. In the eighth inning, Coffey singled to right field, advanced to third base on two balk calls on the Roadrunner’s pitcher, and would score the final run of the game on a wild pitch.

Texas State advances to 19-10 on the season, and will host Troy for a weekend series at Bobcat Ballpark. First pitch Friday night is schedule for 6 p.m.

Featured Image by  Landon Gutierrez

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