February 25, 2014

Baseball Heads to Texas State, Baylor Game Postponed

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CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M – Corpus Christi baseball team will embark on a five-game road trip, starting with a of midweek match up with Texas State on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The Islanders were originally scheduled to take on Baylor on Wednesday, but it was canceled due to looming inclement weather.

A&M – Corpus Christi (3-6) is coming off a near upset of No. 19 TCU in the Kleberg Bank College Classic, as it had the Horned Frogs tied going into the ninth inning before allowing three runs to score in the top of the ninth to come up just short.

In the other three games of the tournament, the Islanders dropped an 8-3 contest to UTSA on Friday, while splitting a doubleheader against BYU on the first day of action in the Classic.

Texas State (5-2) is coming off a sweep of UC Riverside this previous weekend. However, it was an extremely close series, as the Bobcats combined run differential was just five.

Getting his second start of the season will be Tyler Schnuriger. In his first start, the righty struggled, giving up seven runs on eight hits in three innings of work in game one of a doubleheader with UTPA.

Making his first start for Texas State will be Dylan Bein for the Bobcats. Bein has made just one appearance in the early stages of the season. He had a tough assignment, making his collegiate debut against Rice, as Bein picked up the loss by giving up two runs in 1.2 innings pitched.

Both teams are hovering right around a .250 team batting average, with the Islanders tallying a .244 average compared to the Bobcats which are sitting at .248. Both teams have three of their everyday players hitting at a clip of more than .300, with Kyle Danford leading the way for the Islanders at .371, while senior Tyler Pearson is hitting .360 with two home runs and four RBIs for the Bobcats.

Once again, the Islanders will head to another former conference opponent to continue the road swing, continuing their quest up I-35 for a four-game weekend series with UT Arlington.

The game with Baylor has been rescheduled for April 30 at 6:35 p.m., which will now mark the final midweek game of the season for the Islanders.

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