Top Moment #3: Baseball Walks Off With Win Over Texas State

Top Moment #3: Baseball Walks Off With Win Over Texas State

CORPUS CHRISTI - Throughout the summer of 2012, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2011-12 school year.

Every Wednesday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Mondays bringing the year's top 10 moments. Be sure to keep tabs on GoIslanders.com throughout the summer to celebrate all the great moments.

Top Moment #3: Baseball Walks Off With Win Over Texas State

In 26 innings of the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi baseball team's three-game Southland Conference series against Texas State from April 5-7, the Islanders were able to muster a total of just two runs. Luckily they played 27 innings as Santiago Ruiz finished off the ninth-inning rally with a single to plate Kyle Danford and Jeramie Marek to give his team a dramatic 4-3 win over the Bobcats.

Things looked bleak for the Islanders with the Bobcats leading 3-1, as they went down in order in the eighth, and after a bizarre top of the ninth, the Islanders were down to their final three outs. Jonathan Gonzales started things off with a walk, and after a pitching change, was lifted for pinch runner Weston Montgomery.

A strikeout followed for the first out, but it would be the only out the Bobcats would record in the tense final inning.

Danford followed with a single to left to put runners on first and second, and Marek followed with a hit that found the outfield grass for a single to load the bases. Marc Damon came on to pinch hit, and drew a walk to force in a run, making it 3-2.

Ruiz followed next with the decisive at bat, seeing seven pitches before hitting a 2-2 pitch to right center field to bring home Danford and a sliding Marek to end the game. The Islanders celebrated the big win at home as they mobbed Ruiz after he came up with the big hit to win the game 4-3.

Top Performances:

June 13 - #10: Ryann White Leads the Field Through First Round of Rio Verde Invite

June 20 - #9: Terence Jones Scores Career-High 33 in Islanders Win Over Texas State

June 27 - #8: Myles and Taylor Light It Up Against NW State

July 4 - #7: Gonzales' Fireworks Lead Islanders to Win at UHV

July 11 - #6: Mia Matuszak Seals Deal Against Texas State

July 18 - #5: Greta Cecchetti Scores Big Against SFA

July 25 - #4: Micah Nolan Posts School-Record 39 Digs Against Nicholls

August 1 - #3: Daniel Minor Throws 14 Strikeout Shutout Against UTSA

Top Moments:

June 18 - #10: Women's Basketball and Men's Basketball Sweep Turkey Tuesday Doubleheader

June 25 - #9: Krista Fenniak Knocks Home an Eagle from 110 yards at Southland Conference

July 2 - #8: Men's Tennis Wins Tight Match Over Cowboys in HEB Tournament

July 9 - #7: Softball Sweeps Doubleheader to Start Win Streak

July 16 - #6: Volleyball Makes Program History with Win over McNeese State

July 23 - #5: Dance Team Takes Title at ADTS Nationals

July 30 - #4: Hameed Ali Beats Buzzer to Clinch Road Game Over SHSU

August 6 - #3: Baseball Walks Off with Win Over Texas State