College Baseball: Bobcats suffer another loss at Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. — Texas State’s road woes continued Wednesday night, as the Bobcats suffered a 10-4 loss at No, 16 Oregon.
Senior centerfielder Morgan Mickan was the only Bobcat to finish with multiple hits as he went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.
Every other batter aside from one in the Bobcat lineup tallied a hit. Mickan, Ben McElroy and Kevin Sah picked up the only RBIs for the Bobcats, which suffered its seventh straight road loss.
Texas State put up three quick runs in the second inning, as Cory Geisler, Cody Perkins and Mickan hit back-to-back-to-back singles to load the bases. Sah notched an RBI with a fielder’s choice that scored Geisler, before Mickan was thrown out at second. Following that, Sah stole second to put both base runners in scoring position.
After a fly out, Stumph walked to load the bases. The Oregon catcher struggled on the next pitch, and Perkins scored on a passed ball. McElroy picked up another RBI when he sent a single to centerfield to score Sah and give the Bobcats an early 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the third, the Ducks closed the gap. With runners at second and third and two outs, Jeremy Hallonquist balked to plate outfielder Connor Hofmann. Oregon outfielder Scott Heineman scored the next play when Hallonquist threw a wild pitch. The Bobcat pitcher struck out four and gave up four hits and three runs in three innings of work.
Trailing by one run, Oregon put together a four-run inning in the fourth to take control of the game. The lead-off hitter doubled to left center, and, after the Bobcats moved to Austen Williams — who finished with two hits, two earned runs, one walk, one strikeout — Tyler Baumgartner doubled down the right line to tie it up.
Oregon’s J.J. Altobelli followed with a two-out single to centerfield to score both base runners and claim a 5-3 lead. Oregon went on to score two more runs to take a 6-3 lead.
Texas State rebounded with a run in the fifth, but it wasn’t enough as Oregon asserted itself with four more runs over the next two innings to take a 10-4 lead.
The Bobcats return home Friday for the first in a three-game, weekend series against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.