UTSA run rules Houston Baptist on Tuesday night, 11-1
SAN ANTONIO — UTSA scored six times in the second inning and the Roadrunners cruised to an 11-1 run-rule victory against Houston Baptist on Tuesday night.
The Roadrunners (16-21) plated a single run in the fourth, two more a frame later and another pair in the seventh to shorten the non-conference contest.
Junior Ryan Dalton led UTSA's 16-hit attack with a 3-for-5 performance, while senior Casey Selsor was 2-for-5 with two triples and three RBIs.
Redshirt freshman Drew Dyer (2-0) picked up the victory after tossing three scoreless relief innings. Freshman Logan Onda started on the mound and limited the Huskies (13-20) to one run and six hits in his four stanzas of work.
UTSA opened the scoring in the second with back-to-back safety-squeeze bunts by sophomore RJ Perucki and freshman John Bormann. Selsor then followed with a bases-clearing triple to double the advantage and he later scored on freshman Justin Anderson's double to right center. Four batters later, junior Daniel Rockett was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to push the lead to 6-0.
Houston Baptist picked up its lone run two frames later on Blake Doerr's run-scoring double.
However, the Huskies gave the run back in the bottom half of the inning when senior Matthew James scored on a throwing error by Curtis Jones.
UTSA tacked on two more in the fifth when Selsor hit an RBI triple to right center and crossed the dish on Anderson's single through the right side of the infield.
Rockett hit a bases-loaded double down the left-field line in the seventh that brought in the contest's final two tallies.
Chad Valcoviak (0-1) surrendered six runs (five earned) on five hits in just 1.2 panels.
UTSA returns to Southland Conference action on Friday night when it begins a three-game series with Southeastern Louisiana (25-12, 11-7 SLC). First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Bird Bath.