Monthly Archives: May 2011

OT: The last time Texas State made ESPN’s Top Plays

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College Baseball: Scouting the Austin Regional (Princeton Tigers)


About The School

Name: Princeton University
Year Founded: 1746
Mascot: Tigers
Enrollment: 7,494

About The Team
Overall Record:
23-22
Conference: Ivy League
Conference Record: 15-5
Notable Out of Conference Win(s): LSU (Mar. 6)
Leading Hitter: Sam Mulroy (.324 AVG, 31 R, 7 HR, 39 RBI, .371 OBP)
Leading Pitcher: Zak Hermans (5-1, 2.85 ERA, 52 SO, .245 BAA)

Fun Fact
Did You Know? Princeton hasn’t played a game since May 8.

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College Baseball: Atwood

Here is Bret Atwood’s catch from Saturday night…

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College Baseball: Austin it is!

Texas State found out its NCAA Tournament destination Monday morning as the 64-team bracket was released. The Bobcats will travel to Austin to compete in a regional hosted by the University of Texas.

When Texas State opens play Friday as the No. 2 seed, Ty Harrington’s club will play No. 3 Kent State. Texas is the No. 1 seed and plays No. 4 Princeton.

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College Baseball: Texas State vs Nicholls State (Win Or Go Home)

Texas State’s run through the losers’ bracket continued this afternoon when Ty Harrington’s club beat up Sam Houston State. Now, the Bobcats hope to stave off elimination once again as they take on Nicholls State, the same team that shut them out Wednesday night.

First pitch is set for 7:50 p.m. with Travis Ballew taking the mound against Mike Wisecarver.
First Inning

Texas State gets a bloop single from Casey Kalenkosky, but nothing else. Bear Comer led off with a single for Nicholls State, but a fortunate bounce turned into a double play in the next at-bat, then a line out ended the frame.
Second Inning
Texas State wasted an opportunity with two on and one out. Cory Falvey and Clint Vest reached base, but Bret Atwood grounded into a 4-6-3 double play. Nicholls State goes down in order. Ballew has faced the minimum thus far.
Third Inning

Texas State gave Ballew a four-run lead after four runs on five hits. Andrew Stumph and Kyle Kubitza each roped RBI doubles and Falvey (2-for-2) singled home another. Nicholls State got a single by Philip Lyons, who advanced to second on a pitch in the dirt, but Ballew struck out Comer to end the inning.
Fourth Inning
Texas State’s bats continue to come alive as it collected five hits — two for extra bases — and three runs. Things are looking good for the Bobcats as they lead 7-0. Nicholls State goes down in order.
Fifth Inning

Texas State put two on with no outs, but a poor bunt by Atwood turned into a double play and then Gallegos grounded out. Ballew wrapped three outs around a Nicholls State triple.
Sixth Inning
Texas State gets nothing, but Nicholls State put two across to slice the Bobcats’ lead to five.
Seventh Inning
Four runs on five hits for Texas State as the Bobcats open up a nine-run lead. Stumph struck out with the bases loaded to end a threat. Ballew struck out the side in the Nicholls State side of the inning, wrapping it around a single.
Eighth Inning
Texas State goes down in order. Nicholls State puts up another zero.
Ninth Inning
Texas State tacks on three more behind five hits. The Bobcats have 24 hits tonight, tying a season high. Nicholls State can’t mount a ridiculous rally.
Game over.

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College Baseball: Texas State vs Sam Houston State (Someone Has To Go Home)

Texas State avoided elimination yesterday against Southeastern Louisiana thanks to a five-run seventh inning that included a critical error by the Lions’ left fielder Jeff Harkensee. For the Bobcats to stay alive today, they’ll need to beat a tough Sam Houston State team.

Click below to follow our live inning-by-inning blog. Texas State is the road team and will send Colton Turner to the mound against Sam Houston State’s Brent Powers.

First Inning

It didn’t take long for Texas State to jump on the Bearkats. Tyler Sibley crushed the third pitch of the game 400-some-odd feet to left-center for a 1-0 lead. Turner did a good job of shutting down Sam Houston State in the bottom of the frame. One hit, but it wasn’t a home run.
Second Inning

Ugly inning by the Bearkats allows Texas State to increase its lead to 5-0. The Bobcats had two men on and no outs when Bret Atwood delivered an RBI single, followed by two errors by SHSU shortstop Braeden Riley that led to runs. Sam Houston State gets on the board with an RBI single by Kevin Miller, but Turner continues to pitch effectively. Turner has induced five ground outs this afternoon.
Third Inning

Texas State blew it open with four more runs on four hits, including a two-run single by Sibley. The Bobcats have seven hits through three innings. Sam Houston State scored a single run in the bottom of the frame before Turner settled in to strike out two batters. This is the kind of start Texas State needed from Turner this afternoon.
Fourth Inning
Texas State posts another multi-run inning. The Bobcats got a run on an RBI single by Kubitza, then Vest picked up his third RBI of the day with a ground out. Texas State leads by nine, 11-2. Sam Houston State goes down in order.
Fifth Inning
Nothing going in the fifth. Texas State put two on with no outs, but three consecutive fly outs crushed its hopes. Sam Houston State just can’t get anything going against Turner.
Sixth Inning
Texas State gets a single from a two-out single from Clint Vest, but that’s it. Sam Houston State went down in order again.
Seventh Inning
Texas State tacked on two more thanks to a towering two-run home run by Casey Kalenkosky, his 20th of the season. Kalenkosky joined five other players with 20 or more home runs. Turner shuts down Sam Houston State and the Bobcats win.

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College Baseball: Kalenkosky sets a school record in the SLC Tournament

Texas State junior first baseman Casey Kalenkosky just clubbed his 19th home run of the season, breaking a previous school record set by Luke Cannon (2006) and Paul Goldschmidt (2009). Kalenkosky’s bomb sailed well over the net above the left-field wall to put Texas State up 5-2 against Southeastern Louisiana in a Southland Conference Tournament Elimination Game. The Bobcats went on to win by the same score.

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College Baseball: Texas State vs Nicholls State (Inning-By-Inning Analysis)

First Inning

Nicholls State went down 1-2-3 on eight pitches as Mitchell Pitts’ longest battle was six pitches against Chase Jaramillo, who flew out to Cory Falvey in right. Texas State wasted a perfect opportunity to get on top when Jeff McVaney roped a one-out single. Kyle Kubitza followed with a walk, but Andrew Stumph grounded into a 4-6-3 double play.

Second Inning

Nicholls State collected two hits, but Scott Moseley was caught in between first and second trying a delayed steal following his single. Austin Flores followed with a single of his own, which could have put runners at first and second with one out, but with two outs, Beau Faulk’s pop out ended the frame. Texas State got a one-out double from Cory Falvey, but couldn’t bring him around when Bret Atwood lined out to center field and Cody Gambill’s long fly ball to center settled into Bear Comer’s glove. Both teams seem to be hitting the ball hard, but nothing is falling.

Third Inning

Nicholls State got on the board with an RBI single from Chase Jaramillo. The Colonels had two on with one out, but a ground out and strikeout ended the threat. Nicholls State has five hits so far, so the Colonels are getting to Pitts. Texas State got runners on first and second with no outs, but McVaney failed to get a bunt down and two consecutive fly outs killed the Bobcats’ chances. 1-0, Colonels.

Fourth Inning

Nicholls State went down 1-2-3. Pitts looked like he settled in a little bit, keeping the Colonels’ batters off-balance. Texas State can’t string hits together against Webster. The Bobcats got a lead-off single by Kalenkosky but three consecutive pop outs ended it.

Fifth Inning

Nicholls State does nothing against Pitts, who is rolling. Pitts only needed five pitches to shut the Colonels down. Texas State can’t execute tonight at the plate. The Bobcats got another lead-off single by Gallegos, but Sibley stepped out of the box on a bunt attempt he put down, which resulted in an automatic out. After McVaney struck out, Texas State caught a break on an error on a ground ball by Kubitza. Stumph grounded out to second in the next at-bat.

Sixth Inning

Nicholls State got a one-out double by Jeremy Hill, who was moved to third on a ground out by Blake Bergeron. Scott Moseley, who has been a thorn in the Bobcats’ side, roped a run-scoring single to plate Hill. Moseley was thrown out on the next pitch trying to steal second. Texas State got its fourth lead-off hitter of the game on (Kalenkosky walked), but still fail to execute. The Bobcats haven’t put together enough solid at-bats to warrant the lead yet. 2-0, Colonels.

Seventh Inning

Nicholls State keeps getting stung by its own base-running blunders. Flores led off with a single, but tried to stretch it into a double and was thrown out. The Colonels got another single and a walk to put two runners on, but Pitts struck out Comer on a back-door breaker after a conversation with pitching coach Derek Matlock. Texas State can’t move across Gallegos who reached base to begin the inning. It was the fifth Bobcat to get on to begin a frame tonight, but three consecutive fly outs ended any threat.

Eighth Inning


Nicholls State opens it up a bit with three runs on three hits and an error by Falvey in right. Many expected Texas State to roll in this tournament, but as the Bobcats have proven year in and year out, they don’t have what it takes to put it together in tournament play. Texas State got ANOTHER lead-off runner on (Stumph singled), but Kalenkosky grounded into a 1-6-3 double play and Falvey popped out. Pressure is on the Bobcats and they haven’t responded well.

Ninth Inning

Nicholls State adds another run on Chase Jaramillo’s second RBI single of the evening. Jaramillo is seeing the ball well (3-for-5). The Colonels lead, 6-0. Texas State gets two consecutive singles to open the bottom of the ninth, but Gallegos grounds into a 6-4-3 double play. Sibley strikes out to end it.

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College Baseball: Texas State vs Nicholls State (SLC Tournament)

Here are the starting lineups for tonight’s game in the first round of the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament.

NICHOLLS
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Bear Comer (CF)
Chase Jaramillo (SS)
Jeremy Hill (LF)
Blake Bergeron (1B)
Scott Moseley (RF)
Austin Flores (3B)
Beau Faulk (DH)
Jason Dennis (C)
Philip Lyons (2B)

Seth Webster (P): 6-3, 2.54 ERA, 64 K

TEXAS STATE
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Tyler Sibley (2B)
Jeff McVaney (LF)
Kyle Kubitza (3B)
Andrew Stumph (C)
Casey Kalenkosky (1B)
Cory Falvey (RF)
Bret Atwood (CF)
Cody Gambill (DH)
Christian Gallegos (SS)

Mitchell Pitts (P): 5-2, 3.74 ERA, 65 K

Lineup Analysis for the Bobcats: Texas State head coach Ty Harrington decided to flop the order a little bit with McVaney batting second and Atwood seventh. McVaney provides the Bobcats a bit of pop out of the two spot and can get on base (.458 OBP, 33 BB).

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