Texas State used a four-run fifth inning to power to a 5-3 win over Sam Houston in the second contest in a three-game Southland Conference baseball weekend series Saturday afternoon in San Marcos.

The Bobcats defeated SHSU 6-3 in the series opener Friday. The pair will meet in the final game of the weekend Sunday at 1 p.m. The Bobcats out-hit Sam Houston nine to seven. Tyler Sibley, Isaac Nuti and Clint Vest each picked up two hits for Texas State.

Ryan Mooney and Daniel Notterbart each totaled two hits to lead Sam Houston at the plate. Casey Kalenkosky blasted a solo home run to put Texas State up 1-0 in the second inning.

Sam Houston tied the game at 1-1 as Nottebart singled and later scored from third base on a sacrifice fly by Greg Olson.

Sibley started the four-run fifth with an RBI single. Bret Atwood singled in two more runs. The Bobcats tallied the fourth run on a double steal play which saw Jeff McVaney steal home.

Mooney and Olson each produced run-scoring singles in an eighth inning rally.

Mitchell Pitts was the winning pitcher for Texas State. Joseph Dorsky picked up the save.

Brent Powers took the loss on the mound for Sam Houston. The starter for the Bearkats, he gave up seven hits in five innings, striking out two batters. Justin Jackson threw the final three innings for SHSU.

Sam Houston drops to 12-7 for the year, dropping their fifth game in a row. The Bearkats are 1-4 in Southland Conference action.

Texas State stands 14-4 for the year.

Following Sunday's game, the Bearkats will return to Huntsville for five games next week. Sam Houston hosts Prairie View A&M and Houston Baptist in 6:30 p.m. non-conference games Tuesday and Wednesday.