The Roadrunner baseball team had a chance to win an important series against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions when they stepped onto Roadunner field Sunday.
They had a chance to win, up 2-1 in the fifth inning but the Lions showed UTSA why they are the number two team in the Southland Conference as they scored one in the top of the fifth to tie the game at two runs apiece. The Lions took the lead in the eighth when Sam Roberson scored from second base on a Ben Hernandez RBI single with two outs in the inning.
The Lions would add another run in the top of the ninth to take the game by a score of 4-2 and the weekend series with two wins out of the three games played. Dylan Hills was named the winning pitcher for the Lions. Logan Onda was given the loss for the Roadrunners.
The Lions used three Roadrunner errors in Friday’s game to win 5-2 after overcoming a 1-0 Roadrunner lead early in the game. The Roadrunners scored their first run in the bottom of the first when Ryan Dalton hit a solo home run over the left field wall. The Lions scored their first runs in the sixth inning when they scored three runs on two Roadrunner errors.
The Roadrunners scored their second run in the seventh inning, but the Lions relief pitching kept the Roadrunners from scoring another run and held on for the victory. The Lions’ Andro Cutura picked up the win. Stefan Lopez earned a save for the Lions by pitching the ninth inning. Casey Selsor took the loss for the Roadrunners.
The Roadrunners got their only win of the weekend on Saturday when they scored six runs over the course of three innings to win 9-3.
Saturday’s game began with both teams scoring quickly. The Lions scored two runs in the top of the first on a pair of run-scoring doubles. The Roadrunners countered in the bottom of the first with two runs of their own. Both teams scored a run apiece in the third inning before the Roadrunners had their big innings.
The Roadrunners scored three runs in the fourth inning, two runs in the fifth and one run in the sixth. Earning the win for the Roadrunners was Michael Craft. The losing pitcher for the Lions was Jordan Hymel.
The Roadrunners find themselves two games back of the eighth and final spot for next month’s Southland tournament in San Marcos. They will take a break from the Southland to play Baylor, Tuesday, April 24 at Wolff Stadium. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.