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Editor’s note: With the 2019-20 athletic calendar complete, The Item has started an all-decade series honoring some of the top Sam Houston State athletes of the past 10 seasons (2010-11 to 2019-20). However, with the 2020 baseball season being cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve al…

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It’s estimated that less than 1% of senior high school baseball players will go on to be drafted by an MLB team one day, with the chances of eventually reaching the majors being even slimmer. But for Miami Marlins pitcher Caleb Smith, there wasn’t another option.

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A three-game home set against a struggling Houston Baptist squad appeared to be the perfect opportunity for Sam Houston State to buck its recent offensive struggles. But two games into Southland Conference play, the Bearkats are still searching for a spark at the plate.

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The reigning Southland Conference champions started league play on a rocky note Friday night at Don Sanders Stadium.

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Sam Houston State opened its 2020 season Friday night with a 4-0 shutout of Saint Mary’s. Tyler Davis picked up the win in his first start with the Kats, while Cole Wesneski closed it out with a four-inning save. Corbin Davis led the team at the plate in his SHSU debut, going 3-4 with an RBI…

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For the seventh time since 2013, the Sam Houston State Bearkats are the favorites to claim the Southland Conference baseball crown after league officials unveiled the league’s annual preseason poll on Thursday morning.

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The reigning Southland Conference champions were well-represented on the league’s preseason all-conference teams, which were released Tuesday.

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Head coach Jay Sirianni announced the addition of seven student-athletes to the Sam Houston State baseball program for the 2021 season on Wednesday, the first day of the fall signing period.

It’s a busy weekend for the Sam Houston State Bearkat baseball team as they close out their fall schedule on Friday vs Texas A&M, while head coach Jay Sirianni also announced the team’s upcoming 2020 schedule on Thursday.

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Sam Houston State baseball will be represented internationally this summer, with freshman outfielder Colton Cowser securing a spot on the Team USA roster.

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A stellar freshman season with the Sam Houston State Bearkats earned Colton Cowser yet another honor on Tuesday.

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One of Sam Houston State's top offensive weapons has been picked up by the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

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Sam Houston State outfielder Colton Cowser burst onto the scene in 2019 as one of the most productive freshmen in the country — and this week, the Southland Conference recognized the Cypress native for his performance.

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Over the course of his freshman season, Sam Houston State outfielder Colton Cowser has established himself as one of the top contenders for Southland Conference Player of the Year.

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Following a resilient victory Friday to halt a five-game losing streak, the Sam Houston State Bearkats had a chance to build momentum as they head toward the home stretch of the regular season.

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