SAN ANTONIO — UTSA racked up 16 hits and stole seven bases and the Roadrunners cruised past New Mexico, 13-3, in Friday's opener of this weekend's four-game series at the Bird Bath.
Sophomores Riley Good and Mike Warren led the offensive charge with three hits apiece, while freshman Horacio Correa III chipped in with a pair of base knocks and a game-high three RBIs.
Senior Casey Selsor improved to 2-0 after holding the Lobos (1-3) to three runs on four hits with a walk and a pair of strikeouts over five innings of work.
Meanwhile, freshman Jordan Pacheco earned his first save after hurling four scoreless frames with four punchouts.
UTSA (3-2) sprinted out to an early lead after sophomore John Welborn doubled and later scored came around on a run-scoring single by junior Daniel Rockett. Three batters later, junior Jake Wood drew a bases-loaded walk to push the advantage to two.
After Warren's RBI single in the third pushed the edge to three, New Mexico tied thing up an inning later with three runs, including a two-tun double off the bat of Mitchell Garver.
However, the Roadrunners reclaimed the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth with a four-run panel that saw 10 men come to the plate.
UTSA tacked on three insurance runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to put the game out of reach.
Austin House (0-2) was charged with the loss after yielding six runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings of work. He walked five and struck out four.
Josh Melendez tallied three hits to lead the Lobos.
The series continues with a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.