Matt Otteman had a career-high seven RBI with a three-run homer and a grand slam on Friday
UT Arlington 14 #30 Texas State 6
ARLINGTON, Texas – Matt Otteman had a career night hitting a grand slam and a three run homer to finish with a career-high seven RBI in UT Arlington’s 14-6 victory over No. 25 Texas State on Friday evening at Clay Gould Ballpark in Arlington. Eight Mavericks finished with multi-hit games and senior Andy Sauter pitched 3.2 innings in relief to win his fourth game of the season. UT Arlington improves to 29-24 overall and to 19-13 in the SLC while Texas State had its six-game SLC win streak snapped and falls to 38-14 overall and to 24-7 in league play.
Southeastern Louisiana, led by Brandon Street’s .348 batting average, is trying to secure the No. 2 seed -Courtesy: Southland.org
FRISCO, Texas – Texas State clinched its third regular-season Southland Conference baseball championship last weekend and its 4-0 week, which included a road win at No. 2 Rice and a sweep of Nicholls State, has the Bobcats ranked 25th this week by Collegiate Baseball.
The Bobcats will be the No. 1 seed in the 2009 Southland Conference Baseball Championship, which will be played May 20-23 at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi. The other seven spots in the tournament have been field, but seeding has yet to be determined entering the final week of the regular season, which has teams scheduled to play Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Texas State 10 Nicholls State 2
SAN MARCOS – Brian Borski gave a quality eight-inning performance on the mound and Tyler Sibley went 4-for-5 and scored two runs to aid the Texas State Bobcats in a 10-2 win over the Nicholls Colonels Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Field. The Bobcats improve to 36-12 overall and 22-6 in Southland Conference action, while the Colonels drop to 18-30 and 8-21, respectively.
Lance Loftin went 2-for5 with three runs scored and three RBIs in tonight's win over Nicholls.
Texas State 11 Nicholls State 9
SAN MARCOS – Ben Theriot proved to be Texas State’s saving grace Friday night at Bobcat Field, knocking in the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth before belting a walk-off two-run home run to give the Bobcats an 11-9 extra-inning victory over the Nicholls Colonels.
he Bobcats lead the Southland Conference with a .338 collective batting average and feature the conference’s top hitter, Spenser Dennis, who is batting .428.-Courtesy: Southland.org
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Texas State has a 2 ½-game lead ahead of Southeastern Louisiana with two weeks remaining, but the Lions are riding a season-best eight game win streak. A total of four teams – Texas State, Southeastern Louisiana, UT Arlington and Lamar – have already secured bids to the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament which gets underway May 20 at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas. Four spots are up for grabs with six conference games to play. The next four teams – Sam Houston State, UTSA, Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin are in the best shape since 3 ½ games separate the eighth- and ninth-place teams, but no team has been mathematically eliminated.
Northwestern State 10 Central Arkansas 3
Northwestern State 12 Central Arkansas 6
NATCHITOCHES – A day after the Northwestern State arms put the Central Arkansas Bear bats into hibernation in Friday’s 1-0 win, the Demon bats were resurrected in Saturday’s doubleheader for a combined 27 hits in 10-3 and 12-6 wins to complete a three-game Southland Conference baseball sweep.
Tyler Sibley went 4-for-5 and notched his ninth home run of the season in tonight's game against UTSA.
Northwestern State 1 Central Arkansas 0
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State starting pitcher Ryan Zimmerman came through with flying colors on his first series opening start after he held Central Arkansas scoreless through 8-1/3 innings pitched as the Demons blanked the Bears 1-0 to open a Southland Conference baseball series.
Sophomore Matt Crocker picked up a pair of wins out of UTSA's bullpen last week.
FRISCO Sophomore left-handed reliever Matt Crocker was tabbed the Southland Conference’s Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.
Crocker continued his stellar work out of UTSA’s bullpen last week, recording a pair of wins in the weekend series sweep at Nicholls. The Kingwood native tossed two perfect innings and struck out two in Friday’s 5-1 11-inning victory. He followed that performance with two more scoreless frames in Sunday’s 6-5 come-from-behind win. The southpaw fanned three in addition to allowing a hit and walking one batter in the Roadrunners’ 13th comeback victory of the season.
Chris Cappo limited the Bearkats to just four hits and retired ten straight batters at one point.
Central Arkansas 21 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The University of Central Arkansas baseball team put away Texas A&M-Corpus Christi early with a 20-6, seven-inning victory at Chapman Field on Sunday afternoon. The Bears, after blowing leads in the first two games of the series, scored in every inning and posted a season-best 20 hits. UCA improves their record to 18-23 overall and 9-15 in Southland play, while the Islanders fall to 16-29 and 8-16.
Kane Holbrooks leads the Southland with eight wins against no losses and ranks second in the league with a 2.16 ERA. Courtesy: Southland.org
Texas State has won its last eight games and Sam Houston State has won seven in a row entering Tuesday’s schedule. Both teams received votes in the NCBWA poll and Texas State, which has a one and a half game lead on both Sam Houston and UT Arlington. Conference play resumes Friday. Texas State plays host to McNeese State and Sam Houston welcomes Southeastern Louisiana. UT Arlington is at Stephen F. Austin. Other league action includes Central Arkansas at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, UTSA at Nicholls State and Northwestern State at Lamar.