Roadrunners hold off Dallas Baptist on Tuesday, 5-4
DALLAS — Sophomore Riley Good and junior Ryan Dalton each slugged two-run homers and UTSA held off Dallas Baptist, 5-4, on Tuesday at Patriot Field.
The Roadrunners (6-3) scored five runs in the first three innings and that proved to be enough on a windy day in the Metroplex, as the Patriots (3-5) left two runners on base in each of the final three frames.
Freshman Justin Anderson (1-0) earned the win after giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits in five stanzas of work. The Houston native walked two and struck out four. Sophomore Matt Sims struck out two in a scoreless ninth for his second save of the season.
Good, who posted three hits on the same day he was named Southland Conference Hitter of the Week, put UTSA ahead in the first with his first long ball of the year.
Two innings later, senior Casey Selsor tripled to center to plate Good and Dalton launched the next pitch over the left-field wall to give the Birds what proved to be an insurmountable 5-0 advantage. It was his second round-tripper of the spring, both of which have come in the last two contests.
In the bottom of the frame, Boomer Collins got DBU on the board with an RBI single and the Patriots picked up three more runs in the fifth, highlighted by Landon Anderson's two-run double.
Jake Johansen (1-0) surrendered five runs (four earned) on seven hits and walked one in his four innings.
The Roadrunners will host Gonzaga, Kansas and Louisiana-Lafayette in the UTSA Classic at Wolff Stadium this weekend. UTSA will begin the three-day tournament at 6 p.m. on Friday against the visiting Jayhawks (5-2).