Game Called, Ends In Tie

Texas State fails to get their first win of the season, but showed resilience in scoring late runs when they needed them. We have the recap of Sundays game.

The Bobcats would trade leads throughout the game, and it seemed as if one team scored the other responded right back with the following opportunity. With two outs and a man on in the bottom of the ninth inning, Cody Lovejoy (Sr.) would come to the plate. After going down 0-2 in the count, Lovejoy would hold his ground and wait for the right opportunity to strike.

He would force four extra pitches and finally would connect, sending it deep into right field. The ball would find a soft landing in the grass and bring home the tying run to send it in to extra innings.

In the 10th inning, Texas State's Andrew Boes (Jr.) would nearly throw the game away, as he lost all control, hit three batters, and brought in what was assumed to be the winning run off a pitch in the dirt. The Bobcats would get out of the inning with no further damage after a pitching change.

The game would be salvaged by a fortunate error for the Bobcats, as a routine throw to first found it's way up against the UC-Davis dug out and brought home Matt Sanchez (So.) for the game tying run. Sanchez would originally get on base by blazing to first and beating, what seemed to be an easy out for an infield hit. The game would end in a 7-7 tie after 10 innings.

"We started five Freshman today. I thought Jaylen Hubbard played really well today. I thought we were competitive. We had opportunities to go, here we go again. I thought our guys showed some grit. It didn't result in a win, but I'm proud of our guys digging their cleats in and stopping this," said Interim Head Coach Jeremy Fikac after the game.

The game started slow offensively, until the opening run would be scored by Luke Sherly (Fr.) after a missed connection to first base. Both Jaylen Hubbard (Fr.) and Lovejoy would record two hits a piece, and Cedric Vallieres (Sr.) would slam a solo home run deep over the left field wall.

Texas State moves to 0-2-1 on the young season. The Bobcats will host Sam Houston State at 6:00 pm on Tuesday.

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