Monthly Archives: May 2011
About The School
Name: Princeton University
Year Founded: 1746
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)
Did You Know? Princeton hasn’t played a game since May 8.
Here is Bret Atwood’s catch from Saturday night…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are the starting lineups for tonight’s game in the first round of the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament.
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
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).