Texas State continued its struggles at Disch-Falk Field in Austin with a 12-2 loss Tuesday night to Texas. The Bobcats traded runs with the ninth-ranked Longhorns in the first two innings, but were no match for Texas’ bullpen.
- Bret Atwood, Paul Goldschmidt and Spenser Dennis combined to go 1-for-12 with three stirkeouts and six men left on base. Goldschmidt struck out twice and Atwood went 1-for-5.
- The difference between Texas State’s weekend and midweek pitching is astonishing.
- Garrett Carruth, who had a spectacular start against Baylor, fell back to Earth Tuesday night. He was pulled after pitching 3 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and striking out two.
- Lance Loftin, Aaron Taylor and Jeff McVaney continue to find themselves at the far end of the bullpen bench when crunch time is near. The trio combined to pitch 2/3 of an inning, walking three and allowing two runs.
- Loftin, Taylor and McVaney also combined to throw 22 balls, compared to 15 strikes.
- The Bobcats have lost 27 of the 36 games played in Austin.
The Southland Conference had four players selected in the NFL Draft this weekend.
Four more went the next day as undrafted free agents — but no Texas State Bobcats.
Cameron Luke and Stan Zwinggi, who dazzled scouts at the Texas State pro day, weren’t drafted, nor signed in the first days of undrafted free agency.
While Luke and Zwinggi weren’t picked, the SLC had four go Sunday afternoon, as Ladarius Webb topped the list.
Webb was selected with the 88th overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens. The cornerback from Nicholls State should help out immediately on special teams.
Rhett Bomar, who many thought would be a solid NFL quarterback, went to the New York Giants with the 151st overall pick.
Bomar will be competing with time behind Eli Manning with David Carr and Andre Woodson.
Two SLC wide receivers went in the sixth round, as Quiten Lawrence was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs (151st) and Dominique Edison went to the Tennessee Titans (206th).
Central Arkansas had two players signed by NFL teams once undrafted free agency began.
Nathan Brown, who many scouts clammored about, went to the Washington Redskins and his familiar target, tight end Marquez Branson will join the Denver Broncos.
McNeese State’s Kyle Link, who played offensive lineman, went to the New York Jets, while cornerback Jeremy Haynes fell into Tennessee’s laps.
There’s still hope for Luke and Zwinggi, as teams will be looking to fill roster spots with mini-camps gearing up.
- Thomas Field (who was drafted last season by the Colorado Rockies) is currently playing for the Asheville Tourists in the South Atlantic League. Field has batted .308 through five games for the low-A team.
- Michael Hart (who was drafted last season by the Oakland A’s) is currently playing for the Kane County Cougars. Hart was converted into a reliever and has pitched in two games this season. Hart’s thrown 2 1/3 innings and has allowed three runs while walking three.
- Justin Fiske (who was drafted in 2006 by the St. Louis Cardinals) is currently playing for the Springfield Cardinals. Fiske was rocked in his only start this season, allowing seven runs in 5 1/3 innings. Last season, Fiske was one of the top pitchers in the Cardinals’ system, going 4-0 with a 2.97 ERA.
- Kyle Anson (who was drafted in 2005 by the New York Yankees) has only appeared in one game for the Trenton Thunder.
- Matt Miller (who was drafted in 2004 by the Colorado Rockies) has reached Triple-A. Miller currently plays for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and is batting .250 through five games. He drove in 20 runs last season in limited action with the team.