One of the hottest teams in college baseball resides in San Marcos, Texas; the Texas State Bobcats boast a 15-4 record since March 22, which includes a 5-3 upset over No. 12 Texas A&M in College Station.
The Bobcats made a statement on opening weekend, blanking No. 24 Missouri State 10-0 behind a strong performance on the mound from senior Connor Reich. Reich flaunts a 5-1 record accompanied by a 2.94 ERA that has helped pace Texas State to the lowest team ERA in the Sun Belt.
The Bobcats have also been impressive on the offensive end, ranking atop the league with 82 doubles and 12 triples. In its most recent series against Arkansas State, Texas State broke a 13-run tie with a three-run eighth in the opener that helped secure a 16-14 victory. The finale also featured fireworks as senior first baseman Ryan Newman drilled a walk-off three-run homer over the right-field fence in extra innings.
The Bobcats’ 12-6 conference record is second-best in the Sun Belt. Texas State hosts two of its final four league series, including the final three-game set versus league-leading UT Arlington. The Bobcats host Texas Tuesday and then travel to face the Longhorns on May 7. Texas State is slotted at No. 37 in the NCAA Division I Baseball RPI, the highest-ranked Sun Belt program.