Bobcats fall to Cowboys in series finale

Photo by Gerald Castillo

Texas State Baseball

Texas State exploded for three runs in the second inning of Sunday’s rubber match against Oklahoma State. 

But the Bobcats didn’t do enough damage by stranding two runners in scoring position. Oklahoma State used a 3-run home run by Colin Simpson in the third inning to take a 4-3 lead. 

The Cowboys never relinquished the lead, and Texas State dropped the series finale, 6-5. 

“There’s a fine line in this game from really winning and losing,” head coach Ty Harrington said. “Everybody always talks about, ‘Well, it’s the last three outs of the game.’ The reality is the game was lost in the bottom of the second and the top of the third inning. And so, a lot of things that could go wrong for us in that inning did. That’s something we have to try to get better and address and make better for us.”

Harrington was content with his team’s competitiveness in Sunday’s game. The Bobcats scored two additional runs after their strong second inning. But Texas State couldn’t take advantage of key situations. In the fourth inning, the Bobcats loaded the bases with no outs and only scored once. In the eighth inning, right fielder Derek Scheible hit an RBI triple but Texas State could only add one run. 

“Our competitive spirit was in the right place. Our execution wasn’t good (Sunday) in certain areas,” Harrington said. “I thought our interest in trying to win, our will to win, was really good today. Everybody that was involved in the game wanted to win. Both teams did. Both teams got after each other really good. That’s a great college baseball game on Sunday. Both teams grinded trying to win. (Oklahoma State is) a good Big 12 team. I felt like we had opportunities to win and do some good things today, but it just didn’t turn out that way.”

Texas State returns to action on Tuesday against Rice at Reckling Park in Houston at 6:30 p.m.

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