Bobcats beat Seattle for first series sweep
Texas State is picking the right time of the season to start playing well after capping a three-game sweep over Seattle with Saturday’s 6-4 win at Bobcat Ballpark.
It was the Bobcats’ first series sweep of the season, but more importantly, the victory allowed Texas State to remain atop the Western Athletic Conference standings with a 5-1 mark.
Pretty impressive, considering the Bobcats entered conference play with an overall record of 7-14. So is the start of something good?
“You’d like to hope so, but we are still battling a lot of injuries and asking players to assume different roles,” Texas State head coach Ty Harrington said. “But from a team concept, I think the team feels better now and feels more confident now. They are starting to have better at-bats and playing better defense.”
Bobcat starter Kyle Finnegan was tagged for three runs in the top of the first, including a lead-off homer from Landon Cray. But the junior right-hander regained his composure and held the allowing one run on five hits through the next five innings.
“It takes emotional fortitude because Finnegan didn’t pitch well his last two times out and the first hitter he faces, he gives up a home run,” Harrington said. “But he was able to get more acclimated as the game went on and started to put up some zeros.”