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Courtesy: UTSA Athletics

UTSA wins third consecutive game, 8-2

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 04/03/2011
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA baseball team scored all of its runs with two outs in an 8-2 victory against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday afternoon at the Bird Bath.

The Roadrunners (10-18, 3-8 SLC), who won their third consecutive game, broke out for three runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh to cruise to their second consecutive win over the Islanders (20-10, 6-5 SLC).

Senior Ryan Hutson, sophomore Ryan Dalton and redshirt freshman RJ Perucki all registered a pair of hits to pace UTSA's 10-hit attack. Junior Matthew James was 1-for-3 with a grand slam and two runs scored, while junior Casey Selsor came off the bench to produce a two-run single.

Senior Taylor Walton (4-3) dazzled on the mound. He limited the A&M-Corpus Christi to just one run and on six hits while fanning two over seven innings of work.

The contest was a pitcher's duel early, as Walton and Ian Campbell matched one another.

Campbell held the Roadrunners scoreless through four frames before freshman Riley Good broke the scoring seal with a double down the right field line, which allowed James to score from first. He then issued back-to-back free passes and sophomore Daniel Rockett reached on fielder's choice to load the bases in the sixth. The Islanders narrowly escaped after Campbell retired the next two batters, but Selsor registered his two-run single with two strikes. Perucki promptly greeted Adam Hoelscher with an RBI single, which plated Rockett to give UTSA a 4-0 lead.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi finally broke through against Walton in the seventh when Santiago Ruiz hit a sacrifice fly to center.

In the bottom of the frame, a two-out error by the Islanders loaded the bases and proved costly. James stepped to the plate and swatted a grand slam to left field to give the Roadrunners a commanding 8-1 advantage.

The Islanders picked up a final run in the eighth when Trey Hernandez led off the inning with a solo homer to left.

Campbell (4-2) allowed four runs on five hits over 5.2 innings.

The series concludes at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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