‘Runners sweep Seattle two games to zero; third game cancelled


The past three weeks haven’t been easy for the UTSA baseball team. The Roadrunners dropped three straight weekend series and two weekday games heading into the series against Seattle.
“These are moments that all teams will go through throughout a season. Even the best ones will lose some games and be embarrassed or not play their best baseball, but the good ones will figure it out and figure out a way to turn it as a positive and get better,” said UTSA Coach John Marshall.
The ‘Runners were able to “figure it out” by getting a much needed series victory, sweeping both games against Seattle.
In Game 1, on April 5, UTSA starting pitcher Brock Hartson pitched a gem. Hartson allowed only one run on six hits in seven innings of work. The ‘Runners offense helped Hartson by scoring eight runs on thirteen hits.
Second baseman Jesse Baker was a catalyst for the offense. Baker hit a home run and had three RBI’s on three hits. UTSA defeated Seattle 8-1 in game 1.
UTSA’s offensive production carried over to game 2, on April 6. The ‘Runners scored eight runs on ten hits Saturday afternoon. UTSA’s Horacio Correa III, Mike Warren, John Welborn all hit two RBI-s which propelled the ‘Runners to an 8-4 victory against Seattle.
The Roadrunners were scheduled to play a third game versus Seattle, but the game was cancelled due to inclement weather. The game will not be made up.
With the cancellation of the game, the ‘Runners were able to capture their first sweep since the opening weekend versus Air Force. The ‘Runners are now 4-4 in Western Athletic Conference (WAC) play which puts them in fourth in the current overall standings.
UTSA (18-13, 4-4 WAC) returns to San Antonio to face Texas A&M Corpus Christi, (18-12) Tuesday night, at 6 p.m. at Roadrunner Field.
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