Shop Now
Uploaded Ad

Roadrunners bury Islanders on Thursday night, 19-5

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 04/01/2010
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
Print RSS
· Box score

Junior Ryan Hutson led UTSA's 20-hit offensive attack with a pair of home runs and a season-high five RBIs on Thursday night.
CORPUS CHRISTI — Junior Ryan Hutson led a 20-hit offensive attack with a pair of home runs and a season-best five RBIs and UTSA crushed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 19-5, on Thursday night at Whataburger Field. The game was called after seven innings due the Southland Conference's 10-run rule.

The Roadrunners (11-13, 2-8 SLC) broke open an 8-4 contest with an 11-run sixth, a frame that saw UTSA send 14 hitters to the plate. The first five Birds, and nine of the first 10 overall, reached base and the inning featured eight hits, including four homers, which is believed to be a first in the program's 19-year history.

Hutson launched a three-run shot to left field get the parade of long balls started. Freshman Jake Wood hit a two-run bomb five hitters later and junior Tyler Carpenter immediately followed with his first jack of the campaign. Freshman Ryan Dalton delivered a three-run homer four batters later to complete the 11-run outburst.

Every UTSA starter on offense had at least one hit, eight scored runs and seven registered at least one RBI.

Hutson, who finished the night with three hits, increased his team-leading homer and RBI totals to seven and 25, respectively, and his pair of bombs pushed his career mark to 31, which ranks fourth on the program's all-time list.

Meanwhile, Dalton was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, his sixth home run of the season and a career-high four RBIs. Rummel and Wood also had three safeties and freshman Daniel Rockett crossed the plate four times.

Sophomore left-hander Casey Selsor (4-2) went the distance for the Roadrunners. The San Antonio native gave up five runs on nine hits, walked two and struck out five in his second complete game of the season.

Roy Ferdin (2-2) was tagged with the loss after allowing four runs (two earned) on a half dozen hits in 1.2 innings.

UTSA pushed across three runs in the opening inning and added single tallies in the second and third before posting a three-spot in the fifth.

The Islanders (11-15, 3-7 SLC), who lost for the seventh time in their last eight outings, scored a run in the second, one more two innings later and a pair in the fifth.

Jeramie Marek went 2-for-3 and Trey Hernandez clubbed his 10th homer of the year for A&M-Corpus Christi.

The 14-run margin of victory was the largest in the 36-game series history and the 19 marks are second only to the 24 scored by the Roadrunners in the May 5, 2007, tilt at the Bird Bath.

The series continues at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Whataburger Field.

Baseball News
Baylor postgame comments
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi postgame comments
Texas A&M postgame comments
Oregon State postgame comments
Behind The Scenes: NCAA Tournament Corvallis...
Behind The Scenes: NCAA Tournament Corvallis...
NCAA Tournament watch party
Central Arkansas game