UTSA breaks school record for runs scored in win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Rylan Renteria, Contributor

SAN ANTONIO – UTSA played game two of their three game series vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday afternoon and came out on top by a score of 31-6. 

The Roadrunners started out strong once again and scored two thanks to a pair of RBI singles from Antonio Valdez and Matt King. 

The Islanders would respond the next inning by taking the lead with two RBIs and a Solo home run. 

An RBI from Taylor Smith would drive in a baserunner and tie the game at 3-3. 

In true back and forth fashion, the Islanders would come right back and score once to retake the lead. 

However, that was the last time the Islanders would come close to taking the lead, as the UTSA offense would go on to score ten runs in a single inning. 

The rally began with a Taylor Smith solo shot to left field to tie the game. That solo home run would be followed by three consecutive RBIs from Leyton Barry, Antonio Valdez and Matt King. King would steal home off a wild pitch the following at-bat, then a pair of RBI singles from Josh Kileen and Barry, a bases loaded walk of Isaiah Walker, and a Shane Sirdashney sacrifice fly would round out the scoring for the inning. 

“The ceiling for this team is pretty high,” Barry said. “It’s a great thing when you have a team that can hit and pitch pretty well. Everyone is feeling great.”

UTSA would have a nine run lead with five innings still to play. 

From then, it was all roadrunners as they would score a whopping 18 more times to finish out the Islanders and take the win 31-6. 

The 31 runs scored is the most ever in school history. “You could tell from the moment we walked out here that it was a good day to hit … it’s fun to know we got a record and just one of many we hope to get,” said coach Pat Hallmark after the game.

The Roadrunners’ 16-3 record is the second-best start to a season in franchise history.

“The task right now is just keeping people focused and playing one pitch at a time,” said Hallmark.

UTSA will look to complete the sweep against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at Roadrunner field.


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