The Roadrunners have split their road series with Louisiana-Monroe 2-2 with a number of high scoring games.
It was a tough start to the season for the UTSA Baseball team as they fell to a tough 3-2 loss after leading 2-0 on Friday night.
The Roadrunners took a 2-0 lead early after Daniel Rockett hit the left-field wall for a double allowing both Riley Good (lead off double) and Ryan Dalton (two-out walk) home only to see Louisiana-Monroe cut the lead with a run of their own in the bottom of the first.
The bottom of the third inning was dramatic for pitcher Jordan Langley allowing the first three hitters on base before retiring three straight to rescue the inning and keep the Roadrunners lead intact.
The Warhawks equalized in the sixth after Jarrett Hammond was hit by a pitch from Kevin Clarke with the bases loaded allowing Corben Green to score.
The Warhawks won game one with another bases loaded situation in the ninth, scoring the winning run after a two-out infield hit from Cody Scott.
The second match was a similar result but a very high scoring 13-8 loss for the Roadrunners.
Both teams managed to score in six of the nine innings in an exciting game of baseball. After a scoreless first inning the Roadrunners took a 2-1 lead in third with a Matthew James double allowing Colby Braddock to score before he was also driven in by an RJ Perucki single only to see Lousiana-Monroe respond with a run in the bottom of the inning.
Tyler Carpenter scored the first homer of the season in the third giving UTSA a 3-1 lead that was wiped out in the bottom of the third scoring three runs before adding another two in the fourth and three in the fifth giving the Warhawks a 9-3 lead at the end of the fifth.
UTSA came alive in the sixth with two runs thanks to a large number of hits, Rockett and Carpenter scoring only to see Louisiana-Munroe score two of their own.
The seventh saw UTSA’s Good score on an error before RJ Peruki’s RBI double to right saw Casey Selsor score, the Roadrunners managed another run in the ninth after a Jake Wood single sent Carpenter home but it wasn’t enough the Roadrunners falling 13-8.
UTSA’s offense came alive in the third game with a 12-2 rout of the hosts, scoring in all but the seventh inning.
UTSA again took an early lead, with Carpenter scoring off a Wood single in the first before adding two more in the second with Mike Warren scoring on a Rockett squeeze bunt and Good scoring on a Carpenter single.
The Roadrunners weren’t about to stop building a 6-0 lead in the third as Peruki’s left field double brought home Mattew James before he was brought home by Good’s two-run homer to right-center.
More homers followed in the fourth as Dalton and Wood hit back to back homers, Dalton’s a two-run homer before Wood’s solo shot gave UTSA a 9-0 lead. Carpenter and Dalton extend the lead further in the fifth, both driving in runs before Mike Warren’s sacrifice fly in the sixth brought home UTSA’s twelth run in Selsor.
Louisiana-Monroe managed two consolation runs in the sixth but barely dented UTSA’s lead as they ran to a ten run 12-2 victory.
The Roadrunners again belted in more runs in the final match of the series a 14-10 win against the Warhawks.
It was all about extra bases for the Roadrunners as they managed seven extra-base hits on their way to victory with 19 hits.
UTSA again opened the scoring thanks to a dramatic double-steal, with runners on the corners Good was able to steal home before returning to the batter’s box to hit an RBI single sending Warren home.
Louisiana-Monroe then took the lead in the second courtesy of two RBI doubles and a sacrifice fly. The Roadrunners came back in the third Dalton was brought home after Selsor was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded before Warren drew a walk sending Wood home before UTSA stretched the lead to two in the fourth thanks to Rockett’s solo home run.
The Warhawks hit back scoring six in the bottom of the fourth, helped by three UTSA errors and sending 11 hitters to the plate.
UTSA had work to do, and immediately started coming back. Matthew James hit a double into the right field corner before Selsor hit an RBI single, then Good hit a sacrifice fly to score Selsor before a wild pitch allowed Tyler Carpenter to score and make it a one run ball game only for the Warhawks to extend their lead in the seventh through a Sacrifice Fly.
The eighth inning was all Roadrunners, scoring six runs beginning with a Dalton homer before a saftey squeeze RBI from Peruki a two-RBI triple from Rockett and an RBI double from Carpenter taking a 14-10 lead and winning the game.