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College Baseball: Bobcats squander late lead, fall 7-6 to UT Arlington

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

It happened again.

When Texas State jumped ahead of UT Arlington for the first time during Thursday night's pivotal conference tilt inside Bobcat Ballpark, the bullpen was afforded a shot at redemption after a disastrous series against Arkansas State.

Instead, Ty Harrington's team squandered yet-another late-inning lead as the Mavericks brought across three runs in the eighth en route to a 7-6 victory over the Bobcats.


Texas State senior Cedric Vallieres has been a consistent power source for his team this season with 10 homers.

College Baseball: Texas State tries to lock up tournament berth this weekend

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Texas State assistant head coach Jeremy Fikac didn’t pull any punches when he was asked how important this weekend’s series is to his team.

In fact, Fikac described the Bobcats’ upcoming three-game set against UT Arlington as a de-facto playoff series.

Why?

Well, Texas State’s season could be over after this weekend.  


San Marcos junior David Hamilton lines up a pitch for a hit during a game earlier this season.

High School Baseball: Rattlers begin area finals tonight at Georgetown

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

Before the season began, not many coaches around the district thought that the Rattlers would be in this position.

After a two-game sweep of San Antonio McCollum, San Marcos starts its best-of-three series in the area finals against the Georgetown Eagles (17-11) tonight at Georgetown High School. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.

While they might have squeaked into the post-season, the Rattlers proved their worth during last Friday’s convincing, 10-3 win over the Cowboys to claim the bi-district championship.

High School Softball: A den of all-district Lady Rattlers

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

District 27-5A announced its All-District awards for the 2015 softball season on Wednesday afternoon.

A plethora of San Marcos Lady Rattlers received honors, but topping the list was junior pitcher Victoria Vasquez who was named the district’s most valuable player.

The junior posted a district ERA of 0.59 and had a nearly unblemished record of 14-1 during league play. On the season as a whole, Vasquez went 19-5.

Outdoors: A perfect way to break in a new boat

By JIM DARNELL
Outdoors

Last week was a busy one.  

My wife Beth and I drove 2200 miles round trip to central Florida to bring back a new bay boat that we had custom built.  

It was a long, fast and tiring trip.

The day after returning to Texas was spent wiring a new electric trolling motor so that I could take my granddaughter Demaris Darnell and her friend Gracie Stewart to Lake Bastrop bass fishing in the new boat.

They are very competitive and each was determined to catch the first fish from the new boat.

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