Trey Tujetsch delivered a quality start for the Mountaineers in the series finale Sunday, but 20th ranked Texas State was able to pull away in the late innings, winning 7-2 to sweep the three-game set.
Tujetsch struck out six, in six innings of work, giving up just two runs on five hits. The Mountaineers’ defense was impressive behind him, escaping the second inning on a fly ball double-play, on which the Bobcats runner left third base early attempting to score on a sacrifice fly. Tujetsch then used a ground ball double play to face the minimum in the third. He concluded his outing with an eighth-pitch sixth inning to finish at 99 pitches on the afternoon.
After Texas State (23-6, 8-1) struck for their first run in the top of the second, the Mountaineers (10-16, 3-6) responded with a run in the home half of the frame. Hayden Cross cranked a double off the right field fence, and two batters later Luke Drumheller drove him home with an RBI single to center. Cross finished with two doubles in the game.
Texas State pulled away with the long ball in the seventh, with Ben McClain and Justin Thompson each went deep in a three-run frame. The Bobcats pushed across two more runs in the eighth inning to push the advantage to 7-1.
App State plated a run in the ninth inning when Austin St. Laurent led off with a bunt single, and scored on an RBI groundout from Phillip Cole later in the frame.
The Mountaineers return to action Tuesday when they travel to ETSU for a midweek showdown at 6 p.m.