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Big ninth sends Texas State past UTSA

UTSA manage a hit
UTSA manage a hit
courtesy UTSA Athletics

UTSA Baseball gave up a 6-3 lead in the ninth inning as a big offensive inning from Texas State sealed a 7-6 win for the Bobcats at San Marcos on Tuesday night.

The result ends UTSA’s winning streak at three and while the result won’t dent UTSA’s NCAA Baseball hopes, it will hurt, coming against their major rivals.

Texas State opened the scoring in the second as Austin O’Neal managed an RBI single, but that lead did not last long, as the Bobcats gave up two unearned runs in the third.

The first came by an error from Matt Smith, unable to get a hold of Horacio Correa III’s ground ball, allowing Mitchell Matullia to cross home plate, before a wild pitch allowed John Welborn to score.

In the fourth the scores were level as a double play still sore a run score before a third was added in the seventh, making things tight for the Roadrunners with just two innings to play.

UTSA had a big eighth inning when RJ Perucki managed an RBI double to tie the game, it just got things started as Mike Warren hit a two-run home run to put the Roadrunners in front, before John Bormann’s single was mishandled in right field, allowing Tony Ramirez to score.

In the ninth Texas State staged their come back, loading the bases, with one out Garrett Mattledge hit a shot off the wall that cleared the bases to level the scores and put the game winning run at second.

That allowed Granger Studdard to step-up and manage a walk-off single, sending Mattledge home to seal the Bobcats’ 14th win from 16 attempts against UTSA.

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