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Courtesy: Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

Roadrunners down Northwestern State in opener, 6-2

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 04/18/2011
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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SAN ANTONIO — Junior Casey Selsor hurled 7.1 solid innings and senior Tyler Carpenter and freshman Riley Good each tallied three hits and a pair of RBIs to lead UTSA to a 6-2 victory against Northwestern State on Friday evening at the Bird Bath.

UTSA improved to 15-21 overall and 7-9 in Southland Conference play, while the Demons fell to 12-23 (3-13 SLC).

Selsor (3-3) recorded his fourth quality start of the season en route to his third consecutive win. The southpaw allowed two runs on a half dozen hits, walked two and struck out five. Junior Cody Scott relieved Selsor with one out in the top of the eighth and finished the contest for his second save of the year.

Carpenter and Good both sparked a Roadrunners offense that produced 10 hits.

Northwestern State took an early one-run lead after a pair of defensive miscues by the Roadrunners in the second.

However, Carpenter drew a walk with the bases loaded in the third to tie the contest and UTSA took the lead for good when sophomore Jake Wood hit a sacrifice fly to right field, which pushed junior Matthew James across the plate.

The Birds increased their lead to three one panel later when Good stroked a two-run double to right center with one out.

Good scored the Roadrunners' fifth run in the sixth when Carpenter reached on an errant throw by Demons shortstop Nick Hinojos.

Northwestern State got the run back in the seventh when Justin Martinez produced a run-scoring single.

Carpenter drove in UTSA's final run in the eighth on a double, his second of the night, which plated senior Ryan Hutson.

Luke Irvine (3-5) was tagged with the loss after allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits. He issued six free passes and fanned four in six innings of work.

The series continues at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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