Houston vs. UTSA, Tuesday @ 6:30pm (W 4-2)


(Patrick) #1

UP TO THE PLATE
Houston (7-7) vs. UTSA (7-9)
March 12 | Don Sanders Field at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park
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All-Time Series: Houston leads, 17-11

ON UTSA
• The Roadrunners enter Tuesday with a 7-9 record, highlighted by a 10-7 win over then No. 19 Texas. UTSA’s trip to Houston marks the end of a four-game road swing after a 0-3 showing at Auburn over the weekend.
• Freshman Dylan Rock, who is batting .418, has hit safely in 16 games. Rock ranks second in Conference USA in on-base percentage (.500) and doubles (7), ranking 24th nationally in the ladder.
• UTSA ranks second in the CUSA in doubles (36)
• Senior Bryan Arias entered 2019 tabbed Third-Team Preseason All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association as well as Collegiate Baseball.
• The Roadrunners, who finished 32-24 overall and 16-13 in conference play in 2018, were tabbed to finished seventh in the CUSA Preseason Poll.
• UTSA is batting .264 as a team and has a 4.47 ERA, compared to opponents’ .255 average and 4.57 ERA.


(Patrick) #2

Lot of lineup changes:


(Patrick) #3

Bottom 1st

2 out walk by Triolo and a bomb by Davis to left…Coogs lead 2-0


(Patrick) #4

Top 2nd

1 out walk, Hynes then throws the ball away on a pickoff which allows the runner to go to 3rd, and then a fielding error on Davis scores the run…Coogs lead 2-1

After 1 ball to the next hitter, Rooney goes to get Hynes and brings in Ron Brown. Brown gets a flyout and then Lovelace catches the runner stealing.

M2…Coogs lead 2-1


(Patrick) #5

Bottom 2nd

New pitcher for UTSA

Leadoff Esau single, Hyland bunt single, and a Lockhart single load the bases. Lovelace grounds into a 6-3 double play, Esau scores, Hyland to 3rd…Coogs lead 3-1

UTSA goes to the bullpen. Gets Burckel to groundout.

T3…Coogs lead 3-1


(Patrick) #6

Top 3rd

Sean Bretz is on to pitch (2nd appearance of the year).

1st runner reaches on an error on Burckel, steals 2nd, and moves to 3rd on a groundout. Bretz then strikes out the next two batters.

Bretz looks much better this time around than he did against McNeese. Has some heat as well.

M3…Coogs lead 3-1


(Patrick) #7

Bottom 3rd

With 2 outs, UTSA goes to the bullpen. Davis just meets greeting the new pitcher with a homerun down the left field line; walks. He’s left stranded.

T4…Coogs lead 3-1


(Patrick) #8

Top 4th

Jared Pettitte on to make his collegiate debut.

1 out HBP, but they erase him to end the inning on a pickoff (his dad was really good at doing that).

M4…Coogs lead 3-1


(Patrick) #9

Top 5th

Tanner Green on to pitch

Leadoff homer…Coogs lead 3-2

Walk, sac bunt, and a flyout before Rooney replaces Green with Bayless.

Wild pitch moves the runner to 3rd and then a HBP puts runners on the corners. Bayless gets the K to end the inning

M5…Coogs lead 3-2


(Patrick) #10

Bottom 5th

New pitcher for UTSA

Coogs down 1-2-3

T6…Coogs lead 3-2


(Patrick) #11

Top 6th

Aguilar in.

Easy 1-2-3 inning

M6…Coogs lead 3-2


(Patrick) #12

Bottom 6th

1 out walk to Davis, a wild pitch, and then a walk by Blake Way. Esau K’s and UTSA goes to the bullpen.

Hyland single scores Davis…Coogs lead 4-2

Groudount ends the inning

T7…Coogs lead 4-2


(Patrick) #13

Top 7th

K, HBP, Double Play for Aguilar

M7…Coogs lead 4-2


#14

Off topic, but Northwestern State takes down LSU tonight 3-1 making our opening series win a little more impressive.


(Patrick) #15

Bottom 7th

2-out Padgett Walk, followed by a Triolo single putting runners on the corners. Davis Ks to end the inning

T8…Coogs lead 4-2


(Patrick) #16

Top 8th

2 Ks and a groundout for Aguilar

M8…Coogs lead 4-2


(Patrick) #17

Bottom 8th

New pitcher for UTSA

Coogs down in order

T9…Coogs lead 4-2


(Patrick) #18

Top 9th

Villarreal on to pitch

Infield single to short (only the 2nd hit of the game for UTSA). K for Out #1. K for Out #2. Fielder’s Choice to Hyland to end the game

COOGS WIN 4-2!

Hell of a game for the bullpen as they shut UTSA down. Coogs now head to Dallas Baptist for a tough weekend series. If they can win 2 out of 3, they’ll be in good shape.


(Ben B) #19

Back above .500. Love it. Hopefully the team continues to gel and improve.


#20

Great win! UTSA is a solid team and took UT out last week. Glad to see the Coogs bounce back from the Minute Maid tournament.

If they win the series against Dallas Baptist it will be a BIG step in the right direction.