EDINBURG (KVEO) – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley baseball team fell to the Texas State University Bobcats 7-4 in front of a sellout crowd of 1,175 on Tuesday at UTRGV Baseball Stadium.
The Vaqueros scored their runs in the fourth, loading the bases on three-straight one-out walks, setting up a three-run double by graduate student Conrado Diaz. After a wild pitch moved Diaz to third, junior Freddy Rojas Jr. lifted a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 4.
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That’s where the score stayed until the eighth. The Bobcats loaded the bases on an error and two walks against junior Zach De Leon. A run scored on a two-out wild pitch, and then Will Hollis hit a two-run single to make the score 7-4.
That made a winner of Otto Wofford, who pitched two scoreless innings of relief.
Tristan Stivors pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save.
The Bobcats loaded the bases with nobody out in the first against junior Deryk Serbantez, who responded by getting Bryce Bonner to ground into a double play. That forced in a run to make the score 1-0.
The Bobcats added a run with two outs in the third on an error and then two more in the fourth on a two-run double by Jose Gonzalez.
UTRGV opens up a four-game series against Utah Valley on Friday at 6 p.m. at UTRGV Baseball Stadium. UTRGV Athletics is capping capacity at UTRGV Baseball Stadium at approximately 1,200 fans.