Pitching never seems to be a problem for Texas State these days when it faces an opponent like Baylor or Texas. If the Bobcats could just get those pesky bats going, they’d be in great shape.
Texas State’s pitching staff turned in another fantastic outing Wednesday night against the second-ranked Bears. The Bobcats held the nation’s 11th-best offense, as ranked by batting average, to five hits.
Each of the six pitchers that went to the mound for Texas State were economical with their pitches. Taylor Black, Hunter Lemke, Austen Williams, Louis Head, Covey Morrow and Dylan Adamek combined to throw 86 of their 136 pitches for strikes.
Black battled the entire night, struggling only when he hit Baylor’s lead-off hitter Nathan Orf twice. Orf came around to score both times and then Black carelessly threw away a pick-off attempt in the fifth that led to the Bears’ third and final run. Black, who struck out six, was saddled with his second loss.
The Bobcats just couldn’t get anything g0ing on offense. Twice, junior outfielder Morgan Mickan (3-for-4) stood 90 feet way from a needed run, yet his teammates couldn’t knock him in. Mickan had three of Texas State’s five hits.
Next week, the Bobcats wrap up their mid-week schedule with a Tuesday game at Texas A&M.