Roadrunners wrap up UTSA Classic with 5-2 victory against Louisiana-Lafayette
SAN ANTONIO — Sophomore Michael Kraft allowed just one run on three hits over six innings and UTSA hammered out 10 hits to top Louisiana-Lafayette, 5-2, in Sunday's finale of the UTSA Classic at Wolff Stadium.
Kraft (2-1) walked three and struck out a pair in the 107-pitch outing.
Junior Daniel Rockett and sophomore Riley Good led the offensive charge for the Roadrunners (8-4), as both went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Rockett also drove in a run.
The Ragin' Cajuns (6-5) took an early lead in the second.
Kraft issued consecutive two-out walks to Logan Preston and Chris Sinclair before Dylan Butler followed with a single into center that brought home Preston.
UTSA tied things up an frame later when sophomore John Welborn's base hit allowed Matthew James, who drew a lead-off walk, to score. Rockett then singled through the left side of the infield two batters later, which drove home Welborn with the go-ahead run.
The Birds tacked on a pair of insurance marks in the fifth on junior Ryan Dalton's two-run single.
Louisiana-Lafayette cut the lead in half on Butler's solo home run in the seventh, but the Roadrunners manufactured the final run of the contest in the bottom of the panel to put the game out of reach.
Good led off with a base hit and advanced to second after Rockett's sacrifice bunt. The Godley native moved up 90 more feet after Jordan Harrison was called for a balk. Senior Casey Selsor was hit with the subsequent pitch and sophomore Mike Warren followed with a sacrifice fly.
Ragin' Cajuns starter Austin Robichaux (0-1) yielded four runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out one in 4.2 innings of work.
UTSA, which now has won five of its last six outings, will open Southland Conference play next weekend at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (6-6). The three-game series gets underway on Friday, March 9, at Chapman Field.