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Roadrunners look to remain hot at Central Arkansas

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 05/19/2010
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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SAN ANTONIO — UTSA will look to carry the momentum from consecutive Southland Conference home sweeps into this weekend's regular season-ending three-game series at Central Arkansas. The set is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at UCA Field, with Friday's middle contest slated for the same start time. The finale will be played at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The Roadrunners (20-27, 11-19 SLC) are in the midst of a season-best six-game winning streak by virtue of their back-to-back series sweeps of Nicholls and McNeese State the last two weekends at the Bird Bath. UTSA is two games behind the Colonels (13-17 SLC) for the eighth and final spot in next week's Southland Tournament, which is scheduled to be played from May 26-29 at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi.

Reigning Southland Hitter of the Week Ryan Hutson is in the middle of yet another late-season surge at the plate. The junior second baseman, who is hitting a team-best .360 on the season with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs, has pushed his career homers total to 38 and that is tied with Michael Rockett (2006-09) for third place on the program’s all-time list. He enters the final weekend of the regular season riding an eight-game hitting streak in which he is 20-for-32 (.625 BA) with four long balls and nine RBIs.

The Birds appear to be peaking at the right time, but they will have their hands full with a Central Arkansas squad that is coming off one of its biggest series victories since entering the league four years ago.

The Bears (18-33-1, 9-20-1 SLC) officially were eliminated from tournament contention last weekend, but they recorded a sweep at Sam Houston State that saw them outscore the Bearkats by a score of 23-10. UCA saw the three-game winning streak come to an end with its 13-5 setback at Louisiana Tech on Tuesday night.

Games 48-50
UTSA Roadrunners (20-27, 11-19 SLC)
Central Arkansas
Bears (18-33-1, 9-20-1 SLC)

-Saturday, May 20-22
6:30/6:30/1 p.m.
UCA Field (1,000)
Conway, Ark.

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Proabable Starting Pitchers
Thursday, May 20
UTSA: Casey Selsor, lhp (5-6, 5.03 ERA)
Central Arkansas: Bobby Pritchett, rhp (5-1, 3.93 ERA)

Friday, May 21
UTSA: Ryan Proudfoot, rhp (0-0, 6.08 ERA)
Central Arkansas: Dustin Ward, lhp (2-5, 6.57 ERA)

Saturday, May 22
UTSA: Taylor Walton, rhp (6-1, 5.06 ERA)
Central Arkansas: Chase Huchingson, lhp (1-4, 8.34 ERA)


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Series History

UTSA leads, 6-2

Last Meeting

UTSA 15, Central Arkansas 13 (10 innings)
(May 15, 2009  ·  San Antonio, Texas)


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