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Baseball comes from behind to beat Sam Houston State

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Texas State Baseball Head Coach Steven Trout talks to redshirt senior outfielder Will Hollis (6) before the next pitch from BYU, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at Bobcat Ballpark. The Bobcats won 11-6.

In its contest against the Sam Houston State University Bearcats (0-1), Texas State baseball (3-2) rallied late in the game to win 5-4.
The duel on the mound was between the Bobcats’ redshirt freshman pitcher Cameron Bush and the Bearcats’ sophomore pitcher Matt Dillard. 
Through three innings, Dillard pitched a near-perfect game before Texas State junior infielder Justin Thompson hit an RBI single to put the Bobcats up 1-0.
The Bearcats answered back quickly as they scored at the top of the fourth and fifth innings respectively. Leading the fourth inning scoring was freshman utility player Clayton Chadwick, with an RBI triple.
Texas State sophomore pitcher Reece Gould relieved Bush in the fifth inning. In his first series on the mound, Gould and graduate catcher Bryce Bonner committed multiple errors ultimately allowing the Bearcats to be up by a score of 3-1 after five innings.
Through six innings, the ‘Cats’ bats seemed to be snoozing as they made minimal contact, but the metaphorical alarm clock of the seventh inning woke them up.
The inning started with a fielding error by the Bearcats along with a Bonner sacrifice fly ball finally tied the game at 3-3. before Thompson broke it loose with a two-RBI double down the line to give the Bobcats a 5-3 lead.
In addition to the Bobcats gaining a lead in the seventh, they cleaned up their pitching and their all-around defense from the infield as they only gave up one run following the fifth inning debacle.
After a groundout from Chadwick in the eighth inning, the Bobcats didn’t give up a hit in the ninth and put a bow on their comeback effort. 
Thompson went a career-best 3-4 along with three RBI. Gould picked up his first win of the season and junior pitcher Trevis Sundgren got his first save of the season, while Bearcats sophomore pitcher Steven Beard had his first loss of the year.
The Bobcats will take on New Mexico State at 6 p.m. on March. 2 at Bobcat Ballpark. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.

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