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The University of Texas baseball squad dropped an exhibition game to Texas State University, 4-3, Friday afternoon at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock.
Texas State took the lead in the third inning with a run and inflated the cushion to 2-0 with a run in the fourth. Adam Witek hit an RBI single to drive in Cody Gambill to break the scoring seal for TSU. The second run came on an RBI double to the gap in right centerfield by Ben Theroit.
Texas shaved one run off the lead in the sixth inning with when Jordan Danks drew a leadoff walk, stole second base and scored on a throwing error an a ground ball by Cameron Rupp.
The Longhorns knotted the score in the seventh inning with another unearned run. Kyle Lusson drew a leadoff walk and a throwing error on a ground ball by Tant Shepherd put runners at the corners. With one out, Travis Tucker plated Lusson with a sacrifice squeeze bunt.
Texas State responded with two runs in the top of the eighth. Paul Goldschmidt drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle and Jerry Cervantes tacked on an insurance run with an single through the left side of the infield, staking the Bobcats to a 4-2 lead.
Kevin Keyes hit a home run over the leftfield wall with two outs in the ninth, his second home run of the exhibition season.
Brandon Workman, UT’s starter pitched two scoreless innings yielding two hits while striking out two. Stayton Thomas also pitched a pair of scoreless innings allowing one walk. Kyle Walker pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts and one walk.
For TSU, Mike Heart and Steven Siers each booked two scoreless innings.
Texas returns to action on Wednesday, Oct. 31, with the Orange-White World Series at 4:30 p.m. at The Dell Diamond.
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University of Texas baseball head coach Augie Garrido announced the Longhorns will play two fall exhibition games in addition to their annual Fall World Series. The exhibition games and Fall World Series will be played at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock.
The Longhorns are slated to play Big 12 Conference foe Baylor on Sunday, Oct. 14 and Texas State on Sunday Oct. 21. Texas will play the annual best-of-three Orange-White Fall World Series from Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
All game times have yet to be determined.
Texas Sports Release
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Memphis 8, Arkansas State 7
MEMPHIS – With the Tigers trailing by a run in the bottom of the ninth and down to its last strike, freshman Tyler Huelsing lifted a game-tying RBI-single to center and then scored from first on an error by the Arkansas State outfield to push Memphis past ASU 8-7 in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night at Nat Buring Stadium. The Tigers improve to 31-18 with its 11th last at-bat win. Arkansas State falls to 19-30.
Memphis will host C-USA foe Houston in its final home series of the year, beginning Friday. Arkansas State hosts Louisiana-Monroe in a Sun Belt Conference Series.
Arkansas State recap
No. 3 Rice 6, Texas State 4
HOUSTON — The Rice trio of Brian Friday, Joe Savery and Aaron Luna all collected three hits, and the Owls combined a big five-run third inning and a stellar relief outing by Matt Langwell to claim a 6-4 win over visiting Texas State Wednesday evening at Reckling Park in Houston. The victory was the Owls’ 11th in a row and the 19th win in the last 20 games.
Rice improved to 38-11 on the season. Texas State fell to 32-18 overall.
The Owls’ eight-game homestand continues with a three-game Conference USA weekend series May 11-13 at Reckling Park. Rice hosts Tulane in the second-to-last league series of the season. CSTV Networks has announced that the Friday baseball contest will be available as part of a special pay-per-view event. The special presentation of this match-up will be available live and on-demand via Internet video streaming. The Bobcats return to Southland Conference action Friday when they open a three-game series with McNeese State in San Marcos.
Texas State recap
No. 4 North Carolina 5, No. 30 East Carolina 1
GREENVILLE, N.C. - No. 4 North Carolina used seven pitchers to record 17 strikeouts as the Tarheels defeated No. 30 East Carolina 5-1 in front of the second largest crowd in school history (5,076 fans) Wednesday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The win allowed UNC to sweep the two-game series between the two schools.
North Carolina improved to 39-10 while East Carolina fell to 32-17.
The Pirates will be back in action this Friday night when they host UCF in a three-game Conference USA series. The Tar Heels are back in action at home this weekend for a three-game ACC set against Georgia Tech beginning Friday.
North Carolina recap
East Carolina recap
Austin Wood and Randy Boone combined to allow only one run over 8.1 innings of relief as No. 10 Texas posted a 5-3 win over Texas State in collegiate baseball action Tuesday evening at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
Wood (3-0) allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out one over 5.2 innings to earn the victory. Boone earned his sixth save of the season, allowing one hit while fanning five Bobcats over 2.2 innings.
Texas State (16-8) drew first blood with two runs in the first inning. Thomas Field and Laurn Randell drew walks to start the inning and David Wood plated both with a double to the wall in left centerfield.
Texas (20-7) trimmed the lead to 2-1 when Russell Moldenhauer hit his first career home run, a laser over the wall in left centerfield in the second inning.
The Longhorns took the lead with two runs in the third inning. Travis Tucker hit a leadoff single up the middle, stole second base and scored on a single by Chance Wheeless. With one out, Jordan Danks singled stole second base and scored on a single by Kyle Russell, staking Texas to a 3-2 lead.
Texas added two more runs in the fourth inning. Josh Prince was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Brett Lewis, moved to third on an infield single by Kyle Lusson and scored on a wild pitch. The wild pitch allowed Lusson to move to third and he scored on a bunt single by Tucker.
The Bobcats made a late run at the Longhorns in the seventh. Singles by Elliott Babcock and Casey Guest sandwiched around a strikeout by Gerry Cervantez put runners at the corners. Boone came in to relieve Wood with one out and committed a balk on his second pitch, allowing Babcock to score. Field singled to once again put runners at the corners, but Field was caught stealing and Boone retired Randell on a strikeout for the final out.
B.J. Boening (0-2) was saddled with the loss for Texas State. He allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three over 2.2 innings.
Texas returns to action on Friday with the Longhorns hosting Kansas State in a 6:05 p.m. contest at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
Texas Scout.com Recap
The University of Texas scored a combined seven runs in the first two innings and coasted to a 7-1 victory over Texas State University in its UFCU Disch-Falk Field opener Tuesday afternoon.
Texas (7-5) pounced on the Bobcats for three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Travis Tucker was hit by a pitch to start the frame. Jordan Danks followed with a single through the right side of the infield and Chance Wheeless used a sacrifice bunt to move runners to second and third. Bradley Suttle plated Tucker with a single to leftfield and Kyle Russell drew a walk to load the bases. Preston Clark hit a sacrifice fly to rightfield, scoring Danks and Nick Peoples finished off the rally with an RBI single up the middle, driving in Suttle.
The Longhorns increased the lead to 7-0 with four runs in the second inning. With one out, Danks drew a walk and stole second base. With two outs, Suttle walked and scored on a double to leftfield by Russell. Clark pushed Russell across with a single to leftfield and Peoples finished another rally with a double to leftfield, plating Clark.
Texas State (8-3) scored its lone run in the top of the eighth inning. Gerry Cervantez and Casey Guest drew walks off Josh Prince who was making his first career pitching appearance. Joseph Krebs replaced Prince and induced a 6-4-3 double play, allowing Cervantez to move to third. Adam Witek single to centerfield, driving in Cervantez to cut the margin to 7-1.
Danks and Peoples each logged two hits to lead the Texas offense. Danks went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Peoples was 2-for-3 with one double and two RBI. Tucker logged a single to push UT’s season-best hit streak to nine games.
David Wood and Aaron Garza had two hits apiece for Texas State.
Six Texas pitchers combined to allow seven hits and three walks in the win. Hunter Harris (1-0) earned the victory, scattering two hits over two scoreless innings. Alex Posey and Keith Shinaberry each added two scoreless innings of relief. Krebs and James Russell finished off the contest with one shutout inning apiece.
B.J. Boening (0-1) was saddled with the loss for the Bobcats. He allowed seven runs on five hits and three walks in 1.2 innings.
Texas returns to action at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday with the Longhorns hosting Washington State University in the first of a three-game series.
Texas State Recap
Are we seeing the beginning of a magical season? I don’t think we can say that yet but the Texas State Bobcats tonight knocked off the Number 1 team in the country Rice by a score of 3-2. The Bobcats scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs to secure the victory. The action started with two outs when Jarrod Bunn singled to right field. Paul Goldschmidt followed that with a single to right center which sent the runner to third with two outs. Laurn Randall singled through the left side of the infield to win the game. Both teams used a multitude of pitchers and all pitched well except for Bobby Bell who suffered his first career loss in 13 appearances. Eric Weaver picked up the win for the Bobcats. Rice will be back in action Friday at the Minute Maid Park College Classic against Vanderbilt. Texas State will play Prairie View A&M this weekend for two games.
Texas State Recap
The Texas State Baseball program scored a big win last night over Big 12 Oklahoma. The Bobcats came out swinging and were able to comfortably win 8-3. Mike Hart started the game for the Bobcats and did not allow a hit in his five innings of work. Third baseman Adam Witek provided a 3-4 night driving in a run and scoring two.
Texas State Recap