Texas State Baseball eyes a strong end to the season

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Coming off a 21-36 record in 2021, the Texas State baseball team is 38-11 so far this spring. The Bobcats hold first place in the Sun Belt Conference and are up to No. 15 in D1baseball.com’s national poll.

“We’ve been pretty consistent all year, obviously after a week where we were 4-0,” Texas State baseball coach Steven Trout said. “We’ve been playing really good baseball lately and so the biggest key is to always stay healthy and I feel like we’re really healthy right now.”

The Bobcats host Louisiana this weekend for their final home series of the year. The following week, they host Houston Baptist before leaving for Georgia State for the final series of the season.

“It’s something we do very well, maybe we lose a game here, we lose a game there, but we bounce back right away,” said Tristan Stivors, a Bobcats senior pitcher. “So I think it’s really important for us to keep winning after those wins and to stay focused.”

The Bobcats have had a number of big wins this season, like sweeping Ohio State at home, beating No. 1 Texas on the road and taking two of No. 11 Arizona’s three in Tuscon. This success is even more significant after a season full of struggles.

“Usually after a disappointing season you get their attention pretty easily,” Trout added. “The credit goes to our elders. They took it and ran with it, and to help us lead this program and lead this team. Many of these changes explain why we are so successful in the spring.

Texas State is considering its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2011. The Sun Belt Conference Tournament begins Tuesday, May 24 in Montgomery, Alabama. The Bobcats have clinched at least one top-four seed in the conference tournament.

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