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FEBRUARY 19, 2014

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Bryan Poyser is a faculty member at Texas State who directed a movie called “Love & Air Sex.”

Extra innings defeat: The Texas State baseball team took an early lead against Rice in Houston, but lost 4-3 in the bottom of the 11th.

CONSTRUCTION UNIVERSITY

Regents to convene at Texas State New bill will require meeting to be accessible to community online By Sarah Pollok News Reporter

Demolition of Clear Springs Apartments is planned to begin next month. The area will be converted to parkland.

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CLEARING OUT

University apartment complex to be demolished for parkland By Kelsey Bradshaw Senior News Reporter

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n lieu of costly renovations, officials have decided to demolish the closed university-owned Clear Springs Apartments to convert the riverside property into parkland. The complex closed at the end of September 2013 after it was deemed an “uninhabitable living situation” for it residents, said Bill Nance, vice president for Finance and Support Services. Plans are now in motion to turn the property into an “extension” of Sewell Park. Clear Springs did not meet any of the university’s safety codes, Nance said. The cost to renovate the complex into a livable environment for students was —Juan Guerra, proposed to be around $10 associate vice president million, and converting the of Facilities apartments into offices was expected to total an estimated $20 million. The proposed renovations would be too costly, so officials developed a new plan for the space, Nance said. The apartment complex consists of four buildings sitting along the San Marcos River across the street from Sewell Park and near Saltgrass Steak House.

It will be a nice green space where the concrete used to be.”

The Clear Springs Apartments lot was used as a perimeter parking zone during the fall 2013 semester. All of the buildings will be demolished, as well as the Hillburn House located on the property, said Juan Guerra, associate vice president of Facilities. All of the apartments’ foundations will be demolished, and the asphalt of the parking lot will be removed beginning in March. The parking lot behind the Korner Stop convenience store, located next to the complex, will remain, Nance said. The demolition of Clear Springs and the creation of a grassy recreation and leisure park on the prop-

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The university will host the first board of regents meeting under a bill passed by the Texas House of Representatives last year requiring more transparency from the system later this month. Under House Bill 31, all meetings of “the governing board of a general academic teaching institution or a state university system” must be accessible by the general public online. The webcasts are required to be archived for future viewings. Governor Rick Perry signed the bill into law in June. The meeting will be held in the LBJ Student Center Feb. 27 and will be available as a webcast online. The board of regents is the governing board for Texas State and other universities in the Texas State University System (TSUS), said Robert Gratz, special assistant to the university president. The board is governed by nine members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Texas Senate, according to the board of regents website. Mike Wintemute, director of communications for the board of regents, said the quarterly meetings rotate to various universities within TSUS. Students normally cannot attend every meeting because of their locations, but by having the meetings available online students have “an opportunity to view them from wherever,” he said. It is not known how many people are expected to watch the meeting online since this is the first time it will be streamed. Attendance at meetings vary depending on which issues are presented, but most meetings have anywhere from 50 to 100 people present, Wintemute said. Administrators are not concerned about any technical difficulties in streaming the event. “We think we’ve developed a good plan,” Gratz said. “We look forward to the opportunity to provide this service.” Matthew Russell, student regent, said the structure of the meeting will remain the same. The upcoming meeting’s webcast, as well as all future meetings, will be available on the TSUS website under the board of regents page, Wintemute said. Russell said he hopes students will watch the meetings so they can learn about the board of regents. “I always encourage students to come and watch,” he said. “It gives a sense of transparency.”

UNIVERSITY

Trauth opens doors again for spring semester By Nicole Barrios

Assistant News Editor

More Texas State students attended this semester’s Open Door session with President Denise Trauth Tuesday than in the past. The first session of the semester was held in the LBJ Student Center, with 12 students in attendance as opposed to the nine that attended last spring semester. They were able to speak with Trauth and Joanne Smith, vice president of Student Affairs. The students were allowed 15-minute sessions of one-on-one time to voice their issues with Trauth and Smith in a private meeting room. “It was interesting,” Trauth said. “At least half of the students came asking for advice.” Students asked her how to set goals and overcome adversity. “Several of the students were first generation college students, and they were asking these kinds of questions in that context of ‘how can I, as a first generation college student, set goals for success in college?’

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LIBRARY

‘False alarm’ evacuates Alkek By Kelsey Bradshaw

Senior News Reporter

Madelynne Scales | Assistant Photo Editor Eamon Bachari, computer science junior, Colin Iliff, environmental studies junior, and Courtney Eberhard, environmental studies sophomore, prepare for a discussion Feb. 18 with President Denise Trauth regarding plans for their organization at the Open Door session.

Students were evacuated from the Alkek Library and teaching theater Tuesday morning after a smoke alarm was set off during elevator maintenance work. Workers escorted students, faculty and staff outside and marked the library with caution tape around 9 a.m. John Guerra, University Police Department officer, said the evacuation was prompted by dust that set off the smoke alarm. “Elevator maintenance is working on the elevator and some smoke blew up into the smoke detector and it just set off the alarm,” Guerra said. “It was just kind of a false alarm type thing.” The students, faculty and staff evacuated from the teaching theater did not resume class after officials reset the smoke alarm.


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ON THIS DAY in history Courtesy of The New York Times

2010

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New Jersey became the third state to offer civil unions to gay couples.

An ailing Fidel Castro resigned the Cuban presidency after nearly a half-century in power.

2004

Former Enron Corp. chief executive Jeffrey Skilling was charged with fraud, insider trading and other crimes in connection with the energy trader’s collapse.

1963

“The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan was published.

OPEN DOOR, continued from front for example,” Trauth said. Efrain Balderas, undeclared sophomore, said he came to speak with Trauth about accommodations for first generation students after experiencing a difficult first semester. Balerdas said his first semester was hard because his parents could not relate to his experience, and he asked Trauth how the university helps first generation students. Trauth directed Balderas to organizations for first generation students and gave him advice on how to stay motivated in school. Trauth said she learns things from students through the sessions, so it is mutually beneficial. One thing she learned about first generation college students is that a sense of isolation remains among these students, even though about 40 percent of students are first generation and the university has an organization for them. That issue is something the university “needs to work at” to get the word out that these students are not alone, Trauth said. Some students attending the session brought forward issues concerning sustainability and the environment. Three members of H.E.A.T. (Human, Environmental, Animal Team) attended the open door session to discuss a project called “No home for Styrofoam” with Trauth. The environmental group hopes to advance sustainability on campus by introducing more “ecologically friendly and compostable materials” in dining halls instead of harmful materials like Styrofoam which contain chemicals and do not decompose, said Colin Iliff, environmental studies junior and H.E.A.T. subcommittee leader. “We’re here to talk to Dr. Trauth

Madelynne Scales | Assistant Photo Editor H.E.A.T. representatives discuss their ‘No home for Styrofoam’ initiative before meeting with President Denise Trauth Feb. 18 at the Open Door session. about basically what channels we can go through to get this project done, what people we can talk to, if we can work directly with the president and the upper management at the university as well,” Iliff said. Trauth told the group they should speak with the university’s Food Service Committee—which is in charge of recycling, the food staff and contracting with Chartwells—to help with their project, Iliff said. Andreina Alexatos, applied geography graduate student, spoke with Trauth about the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and asked when it will be implemented, Trauth said. Alexatos asked if the construction on campus addresses the runoff water pollution, and if there are stormwater management areas that could be put in place, Alexatos said Trauth was professional and addressed her issues

by referring most of her questions concerning construction and pollution to Bill Nance, vice president for Finance and Support Services. “(Trauth) seemed to be unaware of a lot of these things, and understandably so, because she has a lot on her plate so she has to delegate issues,” Alexatos said. “So she just kind of gave me a venue to go ask the person that would know more information about it.” Many of the students in attendance did not know where to go to have their issues addressed or what their resources are, Smith said. The two officials told students whom to contact to find more information on how to address various issues, Smith said. “I don’t think they expect the president to answer every question about every single issue, but they do like to get direction,” Trauth said. “And a lot of what we did today involved that.”

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Some 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima and began a month-long battle to seize control of the island from Japanese forces during World War II.

CLEAR SPRINGS, continued from front erty will cost roughly $600,000, Guerra said, which includes the “abatement of asbestos.” “The area will be restored with vegetative matter,” Guerra said. “Grass or shrubbery or some kind of green space will be created with

a small parking lot left for people who want to park there.” The area will include landscaping and possibly pavilions and picnic tables, Nance said. “It will be a nice green space where the concrete used to be, right there at the river, so it should

beneficial,” Guerra said. A protective zone will be created to shelter the river’s endangered Texas wild rice, leaving no access to the water from the edge of the property, Guerra said. The project is predicted to be finished by fall 2014.


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TRENDS

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San Marcos bowling alley passed down through family By Lindsey Bedford Trends Reporter

hen George Gilbert applied for a W bank loan to start his own bowling alley in 1959, he was prepared to be

flexible on everything but its name. George Gilbert was dead set on naming the alley after a street he drove down every day—Sunset Lane. Sunset Lanes Bowling alley has been a family affair ever since. Teri Perkins, general manager at Sunset Lanes, said George Gilbert, her grandfather, met his future wife all those years ago when she worked at the bank and granted him the original loan to fund the alley. When Gilbert applied for the loan 55 years ago, he didn’t know he was on the path to not only starting his own business, but a romance. The bowling alley began with eight lanes and eventually expanded to 24. Other aesthetic renovations were made over the years after George Gilbert retired and sold the business to his son, Gary Gilbert.

“My grandfather was afraid to update because he did not want to run off the older people who have been coming here for a long time,” Teri Perkins said, adding they would like to open another location soon. According to Teri Perkins, her grandfather and grandmother began the alley’s junior league by transporting local students in buses to bowling classes. “My grandfather would work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He would run the front and the snack bar,” Teri Perkins said. Fundraisers have become a frequent occurrence at Sunset Lanes, as the managers understand giving back to the community is a key aspect of owning a local business. “We just donated 100 pounds of food to the Hays County Food Bank,” said Ray Perkins, daytime manager and Teri’s husband. In addition to being the only bowling alley in a rapidly growing town, Sunset Lanes is home to Texas State’s bowling classes. Teri Perkins started working as her

mother’s assistant at the bowling alley in 2001 and started teaching classes on her own two years later. “It’s fun to meet new people every semester,” Teri Perkins said. Teri Perkins said she loves that the bowling alley has been open and maintained by the family for 55 years. “Our son bowled a 148 with no bumpers at the age of 3,” Ray Perkins said with a smile. The Perkins family agrees that both employees and customers have come to feel like family throughout the years. Ray Perkins said he did not know many people when he first started at the bowling alley. Now, most of the town knows him, he said. Past employees will frequently come back to bowl, as well as customers who have not been bowling in a while, Ray Perkins said. “When I first started there it seemed like everyone knew each other very well,” said Jean Horvilleur, Sunset Lee Moran | Design Editor Lanes employee. “It has a sense of Gary Gilbert took over ownership of Sunset Lanes Bowling alley after his father George’s retirement. family and a homey feel.”

PRESS RELEASE

Texas State hosting Juilliard performance This University ENCORE Performing Arts event will take place March 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for children and students, $15 for general seating and $25 for reserved seating. VIP tickets cost $40 and will include a reception immediately preceding the concert. A $2 processing fee will be applied to each ticket. Parking will be available in the Pleasant Street Garage and the LBJ Student Center Parking Garage. “This year’s collaboration with The Juilliard School will include even more leading artists,” said Timothy Mottet, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication. “Among the guest artists are Juilliard faculty and alumni who are among the most celebrated in the country: Metropolitan Opera singer Susanna Phillips, Met Orchestra cellist Julia Bruskin, Juilliard faculty pianist Aaron Wunsch, Broadway actor Creed Garnick, to name a few, and, of course, the Texas State Distinguished Alumnus and Juilliard Professor Wayne Oquin.” Other leading artists to perform at this concert include award-winning flutist Emi

Ferguson and violinist Yo-yo Fann, Regina Rubinoff Award winner. Selected students from Texas State’s School of Music will appear on stage and perform with Juilliard faculty and alumni. Nico Schüler, music professor and cochair of the University Arts Committee said the event will present American composers and authors exclusively. “Besides compositions by Christopher Rouse, Samuel Barber, Steve Reich, George Gershwin and John Adams, the concert will feature a world premiere performance of a composition by Kendall Briggs, which was specifically commissioned for this concert,” Schüler said. “And, of course, the highlight of the evening will be two compositions of our ‘own’ Wayne Oquin.” Metropolitan Opera singer Susanna Phillips will perform Oquin’s composition “A Backward Glance O’er Travel’d Roads,” based on poetry by Walt Whitman. The composition was originally commissioned in 2005 by Texas State for its first Juilliard event. It then received the Palmer Dixon Composition Prize at Juilliard. Oquin said he’s wanted to have the

composition performed again. “For a long time it’s been a dream of mine to have Susanna (Phillips) sing it,” he said. “When I realized that this was finally going to happen, I used the opportunity to go back to the work during the summer of 2013 and add two new songs.” The event will focus on the creative process as a key step toward mental health to address the theme of this year’s Common Experience at Texas State. Musical performances will emphasize a broad spectrum of emotions and the triumph of the human spirit as well as its struggles. A dance performance by Juilliard dancer Victor Lozano will present a self-choreographed reflection on “Stages of Decay.” Broadway actor Creed Garnick will perform passages from Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize winning playwright Eugene O’Neill and other authors. Tickets are available online at http:// www.txstatepresents.com or at the door on the night of the event. For more information, contact box office manager Robert Styers at 512-245-6500. —Courtesy of Charles Kaufman

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OPINIONS

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Student attendance vital to success of spring sports S

pring sports are underway at Texas State, and most teams are having very promising seasons thus far. Student support is crucial to the success of the athletic program, so Bobcats should make every effort to support Texas State athletics this semester and attend as many games and events as possible. The baseball team began its season Feb. 14, and nothing says spring like America’s pastime. The team went 29–29 last season but is off to a good start in 2014, winning two out of three games against Michigan and Air Force at the Bobcat Baseball Stadium. The Bobcats will face notable teams such as Texas, Baylor, Texas A&M and Rice this season, some of which games are already close to selling out. These matchups are sure to make for an exciting year in baseball with a team that is guaranteed to entertain. The spring softball season began Feb. 8 and is already off to an excellent start. The team went 8–0 in fall ball and had its best start in more than 10 years with a 7–3 record in its first Sun Belt season after a disappointing 18–38 WAC exit last year. The Bobcats were picked by coaches to finish fourth in the Sun Belt and, in fact, are currently ranked fourth behind South Alabama, Georgia State and Louisiana-Monroe. Like baseball, Texas State will face Texas, Baylor, Texas A&M and Rice this season among others. This high-energy team will no doubt provide an exciting game for all spectators. The track and field teams are arguably among the most successful at Texas State, yet they often overlooked. Both the men and women’s teams won the WAC outdoor track and field conference championships last year, the only Texas State teams to win league titles. The Bobcats represented Texas State by sending several team members to compete in the NCAA championships. Additionally, multiple team members have already broken numerous school records this year. These teams are of the highest caliber and deserve support from fellow students.

February

Black History Column Series

Women’s basketball was recently on a five-game winning streak, the longest since the 2007-08 season, and yet the games are still not as highly attended as the men’s team. Texas State is ranked second in the Sun Belt behind Arkansas State with an 8–4 conference record. The Bobcats’ overall record is 11–12, but the win streak alone is proof the season is on an upswing. Increased student support at home games will undoubtedly help the team continue to win and make a play for the conference championship. Men’s basketball is currently experiencing a rebuilding season with new coach Danny Kaspar at the helm. Despite being ranked ninth in the Sun Belt with a 3-9 conference record, the team still has a chance to compete in the championship tournament. Student support could make a huge difference in whether or not the team is able to take the eighth and final spot in the tournament. Playing in a packed Strahan Coliseum undoubtedly raises the energy level of the team and could mean the difference between a tournament spot and a disappointing end to the season. With several teams on the warpath this season, Texas State spring athletics promise to be exciting. Despite some stellar performances demonstrated so far this spring, student turnout continues to be disappointing as a whole. Higher attendance would no doubt encourage team members to succeed even more than they already have. Students should make attending athletic events a priority.

The Main Point is the opinion of the newspaper’s editorial board. Columns are the opinions of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the full staff, Texas State University Student Media, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication or Texas State University.

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SOCIAL MEDIA

In honor of Black History Month, the opinions section will spotlight a column written by one of The University Star’s black staff members in each issue. The University Star hopes to showcase a variety of perspectives in the new series dedicated to bringing issues in the black community to light.

Online celebrity does not indicate personal success

‘Angry black woman’ stereotype stems from racism, sexism

Imani McGarrell Assistant Opinions Editor Journalism sophomore

perception of black females as angry and Tandhenegative is rooted in the cocktail of racism sexism served to them on a daily basis. Black females are one of the most ostracized groups in America. Having the double minority status of being both black and a woman typically equates to many unfortunate circumstances. Black women are often slapped with the stereotype of being angry. This stereotype is so prevalent it greatly affects black females day-to-day. The awareness that this perception exists is a dark cloud that seeps into every aspect of what I do and how I carry myself. I even find myself carefully rereading every word and making sure my passion does not come off as rage while writing this column about a subject I personally identify with and am passionate about. What it means to be black in America typically depends on the person being asked, but there are certain experiences many black women share. The anger that is often associated with black women stems from these experiences. The thing is, black women are angry for a reason. We are angry because it often feels as if there is no room for us in this society. We are angry because being told “you are cute for a black girl” is supposed to be a compliment. We are angry because somehow white women’s feminism became different from black women’s feminism. We are angry

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because the difference between a woman who does not take crap from anyone and a woman who is needlessly aggressive is somehow lost when you are a black female. Stamping the angry label on every black female is incredibly damaging. Suddenly, almost every action I take will be perceived as irrational anger. Having that perception stain your being day in and day out is a heavy weight to bear. And the fact that, no matter what I do, I can never avoid the stereotypes attached to being a black female makes things even heavier. Two boys at my high school were my first introduction to the world of being an “angry” black woman. They would antagonize and irritate me until I got angry enough to respond, and then would follow me down the hallway yelling “10! 10! 10!” I did not understand what that meant until one day my friend finally explained to me that 10 was the highest level on the angry black girl meter they had made for me. This realization took a severe toll on me. I was an angry kid growing up, but because of the stereotype, I always took care to show my sunniest disposition as often as possible. Hearing those boys yell “10” at me down the hallway every week felt like betrayal and despair all at once. All I had done was tell them to leave me alone, and here they were mocking me and labeling me as angry, an adjective I had taken care to avoid. Learning that lesson was revealing and damaging in a way I will never forget. I am not alone in my experiences. Shared experiences like mine are the reason why black women often wear their anger like armor. Once the soul has been tainted with enough negative experiences, anger can be a good tool to keep more negativity from worming its way in. Being a black woman in America means it is important to pick your battles, even though we should not have to. Almost like a negative version of King Midas, anything we touch turns to anger.

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Rivers Wright Opinions Columnist Journalism sophomore

hile social media has its uses, W some students have become far too focused on gaining Twitter followers and have lost sight of what really matters outside of the Internet. Everyone wants to be famous, and these days it seems students do not need any talent at all to make this happen—Twitter is all it takes. Big Neechi, for example, has thousands upon thousands of followers, not for writing thoughtful, insightful tweets, but for simply retweeting other people’s thoughts. I do not understand how he is so popular. In person he may have a wonderful personality, and by no means am I bashing him or calling him out as the only one profiting from Internet fame. He just happens to be a prime example. I do not understand the sense of accomplishment many seem to receive from the invisible Internet brownie points gained from having a lot of followers or likes. I get it if the fame comes from raising awareness for a cause, or otherwise making a positive change, but becoming famous for retweeting a scandalous, half-naked picture is hardly something to be proud of. Such an action is exploitation at its finest, and it implies the person is desperate for attention—not exactly a personality trait to be celebrated. Sure, it might be kind of cool to have a huge mass of followers on social media, but in reality, it means nothing. Having a lot of followers

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does not equal success, achievement or anything else of value. The multitude of followers someone may have on Twitter is not necessarily going to have any positive impact on that person’s life. Having a lot of followers may indicate a person is likeable, or maybe not. It is nearly impossible to tell how someone acts in person through the Internet alone. Half of the time, popular tweets can barely even pass as English. Tweets are often overrun with emoticons, random symbols and hashtags longer than a Harry Potter novel. No one has time to try to decipher what passive-aggressive thought someone decided to cram into a tag. This needs to stop. A large amount of the people who interact on social media do not even know each other beyond the Internet. It is so bizarre to me how much people will tell strangers about themselves just to feel accepted. I have seen my fair share of not safe for work photos floating around on Twitter with the generic caption “retweet for like, favorite for love.” Good job on having no marketable talents other than a supreme lack of self-confidence and a knack for compliment fishing. If Bobcats spent half the time studying that they use trying to get followers on Twitter, more students might actually graduate on time. There is nothing wrong with partying or wasting time online every now and then, but students should not lose sight of the more important things in life. Twitter fame will fade, crazy college parties will eventually end and adult responsibilities will only become more pressing. It is easy to become swept up in the hype of social media, but students should not waste their lives trying to hit a certain number of followers. Students should put the phone, tablet or computer down and try doing something productive such as starting a face-to-face conversation with a real human being. It is time students let the Twitter bird rest.

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Texas State loses to Rice Team defeated 4-3 in 11th inning at Reckling Park By Kirk Jones

Sports Reporter @kirk_jones11

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The Texas State baseball team took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning Tuesday against Rice in Houston, but lost 4-3 in the bottom of the 11th. Rice Coach Wayne Graham collected his 1,000th career win in the game against the Bobcats. Senior catcher Tyler Pearson recorded the only RBI during regular innings for Texas State on a fielder’s choice that scored freshman outfielder Matt Sanchez from third. Freshman pitcher Tyler Davenport, in his first career start as a Bobcat, held Rice to three hits and zero earned runs through six innings. The Owls did not score their first run until the bottom of the eighth after Coach Ty Harrington brought in sophomore pitcher Cory Geisler. Geisler took over pitching for Davenport in the seventh inning and faced two batters in the eighth, where he gave up the first earned run to the Owls. Harrington called on senior pitcher Ross Goebel after Rice scored its first run. Goebel hit the only batter he faced with the ball, and Harrington brought in senior closer Hunter Lemke. Lemke allowed a run on two hits as Rice tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth. Tanner Hill, sophomore first baseman, stopped a run from scoring in the eighth after fielding a groundball and throwing the runner out at home. The Bobcats were unable to score in the top of the ninth. Lemke allowed one hit but struck out one batter and forced two groundouts to send the game into extra innings. Junior outfielder Colby Targun earned his first hit of the season, a double to left field, after connecting with the first pitch of the 10th inning. The Bobcats were unable to capitalize on the Targun double with zero outs. In the top of the 11th, David Paiz, junior third baseman, singled to center field and senior Cody Perkins came in to pinch-run. Perkins stole second after Pearson struck out to move into scoring position. Hill lined a base hit to shallow left field scoring Perkins from second to take a 3-2 lead in the top of the 11th. The RBI was Hill’s fourth in two games. The Owls were stopped short of a double in the bottom of the 11th as Targun threw the runner out. The next batter for Rice hit a shot to left center field, but Targun was unable to make a play, allowing the hitter to reach second and driving in the game-tying run. Owls centerfielder John Williamson was next up to bat and hit a single to right field to drive in the game’s winning run.


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