A go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning Sunday was the difference as the Arkansas State Red Wolves defeated the Texas State Bobcats 11-10 at Bobcat Ballpark.
The Red Wolves’ win bookended a sweep of Texas State, where Arkansas State won all three games by a combined six runs.
Four Bobcat pitchers threw in the series finale with Pasquale Mazzoccolli taking the loss. Mazzoccolli went 2.1 innings and gave up one run on two hits.
Arkansas State pitcher Tyler Zuber was one of five Red Wolves pitchers used in the game. Zuber earned the win by going 1.2 innings and giving up no runs on two hits with no strikeouts.
Texas State was forced to salvage its series with Arkansas State after dropping the first two games of the series. The Red Wolves claimed game one 8-5, followed by winning 12-10 Saturday in an offensive showcase.
Offense continued to be the theme Sunday as both teams pounded out 26 hits. The Red Wolves leapt out to a 6-1 first inning lead before the Bobcats fought back. Texas State scratched out three runs in the second frame to cut the Red Wolves lead to 6-4.
Arkansas State continued to stay a step ahead, maintaining a 10-8 lead through the seventh frame.
A two run homerun to left center field from Cory Geisler pulled the Bobcats even at 10-10 in the eighth inning.
But Arkansas State’s Jeremy Brown followed in the ninth frame with an eventual game winning two out RBI single.
Texas State outfielder Geisler led the Bobcat offense by hitting two homeruns in a 3 for 3 performance Sunday. Bobcat first baseman Tanner Hill went 2 for 4 with a homerun.
The Bobcats will close the regular season against UT-Arlington for a three-game homestand starting Thursday at 6 p.m.