SAN MARCOS, Tex. -- Like most of their classmates, the members of the University of Richmond baseball team hopped on a plane to get away for Spring Break.
However, for the Spiders, they were heading to Texas for a five-game swing in the Lonestar State.
That trip started on Friday against Texas State, a potent offense that flexed its muscles with a 18-3 defeat of the Spiders in the opener of a three-game set.
The Bobcats got going early with two runs in the first, but Richmond responded right away with Texas native Kyle Schmidt delivering an RBI single in the top of the second and a batter later RJ Watters brought home Justin Cook with a sacrifice fly to tie the game up at 2-2.
Texas State would pour it on over the next three innings, scoring 13 runs over that stretch to open up a 15-2 lead.
McGuigan and Light would silence TXST’s offense and allow Brumbaugh to help the Spiders get another run on the board in the top of the seventh. The Texas native launched a triple to start the inning and come around to score on an RBI single from Brandon Johnson.
The Bobcats would add three in the home half of the eighth to wrap up the game one victory.