Bobcat baseball seeking more offense
For the past two seasons, Texas State head coach Ty Harrington hasn’t had to fret about his team’s offense. With steady hitters like Jeff McVaney, Tyler Sibley Ory Kalenkosksy in the lineup, it wasn’t a matter of if the Bobcats would come through with clutch hits, but when?
This year, Texas State’s lineup is filled with numerous new faces. And after four games, those new faces haven’t played up to expectations at the plate.
Aside from scoring nine runs in a 10-9 loss to Sam Houston State, Texas State has scored only five runs in its other three games.
The Bobcats opened the season with a 3-2 loss to Missouri State, scored a 2-0 win over Tulane, and are coming off a 6-3 loss at Baylor.
Texas State’s inability to come with timely hits against Baylor showed with 14 runners left on base.
This weekend, the Bobcats will try to find some offensive momentum as the team opens a three-game set against the University of Houston.
“We’re creating moments, but we’re not taking advantage of those moments offensively,” Harrington said. “I knew it was going to take some time because this is not the same offensive team we have had in the past, but I expect to seem some progress soon.”
Texas State’s top four hitters are returners with senior Andrew Stumph and sophomore infielder Garrett Mattlage each hitting .267, while sophomore outfielder Colby Targun is hitting .231, followed by senior Nick Smelser (.200). Texas State is hitting .176 as a team.