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UTSA outslugs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 15-10

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 04/03/2010
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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by Aaron Ames, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi


Senior Ryan Rummel continued his hot-hitting ways on Saturday with his 3-for-4, three-RBI performance.
CORPUS CHRISTI — Texas A&M-Corpus Christi pounded out 10 runs on 12 hits but it wasn't enough to overcome a 15-run outburst by UTSA and the Roadrunners picked up a 15-10 victory in Saturday's series finale at Chapman Field.

The Birds won their first Southland Conference series of the year in improving to 12-14 overall and 3-9 in the league. A&M-Corpus Christi dropped its eighth contest in the last 10 outings and fell to 12-16 (4-8 SLC).

Junior right-hander Taylor Walton (3-1) earned the relief win after allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk in four innings.

UTSA jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first and never trailed the rest of the day.

Junior Ryan Hutson and freshman Ryan Dalton each had two-run base hits off Islanders starter Ian Campbell (3-4), who did not make it out of the inning.

AMCC had an opportunity to get back into the game after loading the bases with one out in the first, but Chris Vergne hit into the first of four double plays for the Islanders on the day.

After the Roadrunners added a run in the second and two more in the fourth, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi woke up offensively in the bottom of the fourth.

UTSA southpaw starter D.D. Towler walked Vergne and Weston Montgomery to start the inning and Omar Garcia loaded the bases with with a single. Bobby Buckner followed with grand slam to right to pull the Islanders within three at 7-4.

The Birds responded with three two-out runs in the fifth to extend the advantage to a half dozen, but AMCC tacked on a pair in the bottom of the frame.

The Roadrunners put up another three-spot in the sixth, but A&M-Corpus Christi answered with four in the bottom of the panel.

UTSA put the contest out of reach with another pair of marks with two down in the seventh to wrap up the scoring.

The Birds rapped out 19 hits and finished the three-game set with 49.

Senior Lance Brown, junior Tyler Carpenter, senior Ryan Rummel and sophomore Casey Selsor all had three hits and Rummel had a team-high three RBIs.

Garcia, Trey Hernandez and Caleb Marx each had a pair of hits for the Islanders.

The Roadrunners wrap up their five-game road trip on Tuesday at No. 22 Texas A&M (18-8-1).

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