Crane tosses six innings in Troy’s 4-0 win over Bobcats

Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 22, 2017

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The Troy Trojans defeated the Texas State Bobcats 4-0 in game one of a three game series on Friday night.

The Troy Trojans began their three-game series with Texas State with a 4-0 win on Friday.

Starting pitcher Andrew Crane gave the Trojans five innings, allowing no runs and only two hits, while striking out seven. Cory Gill pitched the final three innings and allowed just one hit, while also striking out seven batters.

The Trojans finished with five hits led by Brandon Lockridge who went 2-4 with an RBI, while Justin Friend, Mason Rogers and Steven Whitaker each had one hit.

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Following a walk by Matt Sanders, Lockridge gave the Trojans the early 1-0 lead after one on a triple that scored Sanders from first base. Lockridge came around to score on a RBI single to right by Justin Friend. 

Trevor Davis was hit by a pitch to lead off the third inning and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Friend to give the Trojans a 2-0 lead.

The Trojans were beneficiaries of two errors and a walk in the seventh inning and increased their lead to 4-0.

The Trojans will be back in action today when they take on the Bobcats in a double-header beginning at 3 p.m.