SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — With Sunday’s 11-9 win over Louisiana, the No. 13 Texas State Bobcats baseball team clinched at least a share of Sun’s regular-season title Belt.
The high-scoring win also tied Texas State for the program’s single-season winning streak record with 41. It’s the third time in school history that the Bobcats have won at least 41 games. They have done so twice under head coach Ty Harrington in 2009 and 2011 as part of the Southland conference.
“There have been some amazing teams in this program, but this one is about to be the best,” Texas State head coach Steven Trout said in a statement after the win. Sunday. “If you ask them, they are still very hungry and ready to do something that we have never done here before.”
The Bobcats swept Louisiana in their final home series of the year, improving their conference record to 23-4. Their midweek game Tuesday against Houston Baptist was canceled, so Texas State won’t play again until their weekend road series against Georgia State.
In Sunday’s win, Jose Gonzalez hit a home run in the first inning, Texas State’s 76th of the year. That broke the previous single-season long-ball record, and then Gonzalez added a grand slam in the third inning.
The weekend sweep improved Texas State’s position in the RPI up seven spots at No. 30. The Sun Belt conference begins May 24 in Montgomery, Alabama. With a Bobcats win or Georgia Southern loss this weekend, Texas State will clinch the Sun Belt regular season title and the top conference tournament seed.