SAN ANTONIO — Senior starter Casey Selsor allowed one run in eight innings of work and UTSA held off a late Kansas rally in a 7-4 victory on Friday night at Wolff Stadium.
The Roadrunners (7-3) carried a six-run lead into the ninth in their opening game of this weekend's UTSA Classic when Selsor left the contest.
The San Antonio native, who threw 17 first-pitch strikes to the 29 batters he faced, scattered five hits, walked two and struck out three to improve to 3-0 this season.
Sophomore John Welborn went 4-for-5 to lead UTSA's 14-hit attack, while junior Daniel Rockett and sophomore Mike Warren each drove in a pair of runs.
The first three batters of the game singled for UTSA and Rockett drove in two with a ground-rule double to right field. Warren then hit a sharp single up the middle that cleared the bases and gave the Roadrunners a 4-0 lead.
UTSA extended its advantage to five with sophomore Riley Good's run-scoring single in the seventh.
Jake Marasco doubled to lead off the next frame for the Jayhawks (5-3) and he scored when Chris Manship followed with a single up the middle.
In the bottom of the panel, Welborn and sophomore RJ Perucki each registered RBI base hits to put the Birds up 7-1.
Kansas threatened with three runs off freshman Jordan Pacheco in the final frame, but the Victoria native quelled the rally by striking out Ka'iana Eldredge.
Frank Duncan (2-1) allowed four runs on nine hits in six innings and fanned four.
The Roadrunners will be back in action at 6 p.m. on Saturday against Gonzaga (8-0), which defeated Louisiana-Lafayette, 6-1, in the tournament opener.