College Baseball: Texas State travels to UTA with at least second place on the line
Photo caption: Texas State catcher Tyler Pearson fires a throw to first base during Wednesdays win (Photo by Gerald Castillo).
ARLINGTON Slowly, but ever-so surely, Texas State turned its season around.
It started back on April 21 in San Jose, when the Bobcats won their only game in school history on the West Coast. Until then, Texas State was 0-10 in the Pacific Time Zone; but junior first baseman Austin ONeal (2 for 5 with 3 RBI) and senior third baseman Nick Smelser (3 for 5 with 2 RBI) came alive to lead Ty Harringtons team to a 11-5 win over San Jose State.
Since then, the Bobcats reeled off seven wins in their last nine games and improved to .500 for the first time since Feb. 16. Texas State won its last three non-conference games (Houston Baptist, Prairie View A&M and Texas A&M) and took series from fellow Western Athletic Conference teams CSU Bakersfield and Texas-San Antonio.