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Roadrunners win second straight CUSA game

Nolan Trabanino pitches
Nolan Trabanino pitches
courtesy UTSA Athletics

UTSA have come in to scoring form at the perfect time as they won their second match of the UTSA Baseball Championship as they managed an 8-3 win over East Carolina in their winners’ bracket match on Thursday night.

The Roadrunners managed 12 hits in the game getting a man on base in the first eight innings as they cruised through to another win.

There was yet another solid defensive work as Nolan Trabanino allowed just one earned run and four hits in his eight innings of work.

UTSA got off to a perfect start as John Welborn and Horacio Correa III were able to manage back-to-back singles to open the game.

An error allowed Welborn to come home before ECU elected to have Correa score as he came home off of a Fielder’s Choice to make it 2-0 off of the first.

The ECU defense were forced in to a pitching change in the second as UTSA were able to force Tyler Bolton from the game after yet again there were two straight singles with Logan Kinder and CJ Pickering producing the two singles, with Pickering’s enough to bring home Kindler.

Welborn managed his second hit of the night as he managed a triple to send Pickering home before reaching home himself with a Mike Warren single to give UTSA a 5-0 win.

The third saw UTSA continue their impressive offense in the third as Pickering hit an RBI double to score a run making it 6-0.

ECU responded in the bottom of the third as a sacrifice fly from Drew Reynolds’ allowed the runner to score, closing the gap to five.

After two scoreless innings the Roadrunner were able to make the score 8-1 as a triple from Mike Warren allowed a runner to score before an error brought Warren home.

ECU tried to come back in to the game late and in the eighth a ground out and a sacrifice fly put two more runs on the board, but the sacrifice was too much and the game ended 8-3.

The win earns UTSA a day off as their two wins sees them remain in the winner’s group and they will play the survivor of an elimination match between ECU and Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

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