College Baseball: Inclement weather cancels game between Texas State and Texas
By TYLER MAYFORTH
AUSTIN — With the conference tournament approaching and a short turnaround between his team’s next two games, Texas State head coach Ty Harrington treated Tuesday’s tilt at Texas like he would in Fall Ball.
Sure, Harrington and the Bobcats would have loved to snap their 19-game losing streak against the Longhorns — but it was more important for them to stay healthy, gain momentum and get back to work.
Mother Nature made sure that Tuesday’s game, just like those exhibitions in September and October, wouldn’t count against records or statistics.
Inclement weather forced officials to halt play with one out in the top of the fifth inning with Texas State and Texas knotted at 1-all. After a lengthy delay, the game was canceled and won’t be restarted at a later date.
“We were going to fight this (the weather) all night,” Harrington said. “This is the beginning of what’s going to be coming all night long. That’s what one of those things in baseball that’s hard to predict.
“I’ve been watching phones and radars for an hour and a half. For us to move forward, it was probably the decision that needed to be made.”
While the Longhorns don’t have a game until Friday and could have played again today, that wasn’t an option for the Bobcats. Texas State is headed to Arlington this afternoon, where it will play its final regular-season series against UT Arlington beginning Thursday.
“We’d all love to play,” Harrington said. “That’s a short turnaround for us.”
If stats did count from Tuesday night, they would show the Bobcats’ first four batters collected hits, Granger Studdard gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI ground out that scored Cory Geisler and Dylan Bein tossed two perfect innings in a short start.
“For us, we got some practice out of it, Harrington said. “Some guys had decent at-bats and guys threw well.”