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MLB: Goldschmidt Tracker (Part XII)

Paul Goldschmidt wrapped up his inaugural season with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Remember when people said the Arizona Diamondbacks were crazy for calling up former Texas State slugger Paul Goldschmidt for the stretch run? Yeah, me either.

Goldschmidt and the Diamondbacks were knocked out of the MLB playoffs Friday night by the Milwaukee Brewers. Arizona fought back from a two-game deficit to even the series, but ultimately lost on an extra-inning single by Milwaukee’s Nyjer Morgan.

In the Divisional Series, Goldschmidt was fantastic. Goldschmidt batted .438 with two home runs, six runs batted in, four runs scored, and an on-base-plus-slugging percentage of 1.339. His average led the Diamondbacks’ regulars and his six RBI — of which, five came in Game 3 — tied for the team lead (Chris Young).

Goldschmit appeared in 48 games for Arizona in the regular season, posting a .250 average with eight home runs and 26 RBI.

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MLB: Goldschmidt Tracker (Part XI)

Paul Goldschmidt hit his 10th home run of the season Tuesday night (Daily Record Photo).

Former Texas State slugger Paul Goldschmidt is having quite the rookie season for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Goldschmidt hit a grand slam Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Divisional Series. It was Goldschmidt’s second home run of the series, and the first postseason grand slam in team history.

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MLB: Goldschmidt Tracker (Part X)

Paul Goldschmidt hit his 9th home run of the season for the Arizona Diamondbacks, this time in the playoffs.

What can’t former Texas State slugger Paul Goldschmidt do?

Goldschmidt hit a home run in the second game of a National League Divisional Series with the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday afternoon. It was a solo shot off Milwaukee pitcher Zack Greinke, which traveled 393 feet to right-center, that cut the Brewers’ lead to one (2-1).

It was Goldschmidt’s first career playoff home run, but his ninth long ball this season. Goldschmidt finished 1-for-4 with a home run and two strikeouts in the game.

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Called Shots: An Open Letter to Nicholls State AD Rob Bernardi

Dear Mr. Rob Bernardi,

Unlike a football team and its entire fan base, I’m not mad at your decision to not bring the paddle to San Marcos tomorrow, effectively ending the “Battle for the Paddle”  series. I’m just trying to understand your reasoning.

You told the Houma Daily, “These types of games are based on conference rivalries. Texas State is no longer in the league and is committed to the Western Athletic Conference, so I think that rivalry has ended. We don’t have them on the schedule from this point forward. Us keeping the paddle is clearly reasonable.”

Yes, the Bobcats are leaving the Southland Conference to join the WAC-Land, but SMU and TCU haven’t played in the same conference since 2005, yet still play in the “Battle of the Iron Skillet” each season, with a traveling trophy going to the winner.

Then you mentioned how Texas State has an unfair advantage due to its 11 extra scholarships this season, coinciding with its move to the Football Bowl Subdivision. How come this disadvantage didn’t keep you from scheduling games with Louisiana-Lafayette and Western Michigan in 2011? It also didn’t stop Sam Houston State from beating New Mexico, Southern Utah from knocking off UNLV, or Appalachian State from taking down Michigan a few years ago.

Also, where do you get the audacity to ruin something much bigger than football?

Let’s put aside that year in and year out it’s your football team’s only shot to play for something meaningful. Nicholls State has been an afterthought in the Football Championship Subdivision, including 19 of the 20 years its competed in the SLC.

The paddle stands for more than just a trophy. For the people of San Marcos, it serves as a memorial to the 31 lives lost in the floods that ravaged Central and South Texas in 1998.

To hold the paddle hostage in Thibodaux, La., and not bring it to San Marcos — where your team can win it outright and then do whatever you please — is downright cowardly and a disservice to your student-athletes.

When the state of Louisiana finally decides to cut funding for many of its state-funded collegiate athletic programs, hope your program is saved. If not, pray Texas State isn’t vindictive following a probable win Saturday night, choosing to wait until the day before you’re let go as athletic director to lay siege to its rightful oar, leaving you up a creek without a paddle.

Regards,

Tyler Mayforth

P.S. — Remember 2003? I guess not. Your record book doesn’t either.*

* Nicholls State vacated every win from 2003 due to NCAA infractions, including a 31-13 win against Texas State. The Bobcats didn’t request the paddle back.

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MLB: Goldschmidt Tracker (Part IV)

Paul Goldschmidt, shown here during the 2009 SLC Tournament, clubbed his fourth home run as a member of the Diamondbacks.

“He did it again,” is a phrase that’s slowly taking over each broadcast by Mark Grace and Daron Sutton, or at least it seems that way. Those four words find their way on the broadcast each time former Texas State slugger Paul Goldschmidt hits a home run.

Goldschmidt belted his second home run in as many nights Thursday night, as he took Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Michael Stutes deep in the eighth inning. Although Goldschmidt’s home run didn’t contribute to a win (Arizona lost 4-1), it broke a shutout by Philadelphia.

For the night, Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a single and the 421-foot bomb to center field. Goldschmidt increased his batting average to .298 and how has four home runs and 10 runs batted in.

You can watch Goldschmidt’s home run by CLICKING HERE.

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College Football: Goodbye, Frank Reddic

While searching through our library on YouTube, I stumbled across this video of former running back Frank Reddic absolutely destroying a hapless defensive back on his way to a touchdown on a screen pass.

Reddic, who didn’t return to the team following spring practice, scored six touchdowns in his two-year career with Texas State and will be remembered for his hard-nosed style.

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