UTSA scores late for 8-6 win at Sam Houston State
· Box score Prihoda suffered his third loss of the season, allowing two runs in 2.2 innings.
The Bearkats took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Clint Mann stroked a two-run single to score Austin Boggs and Heath Pugh.
The Roadrunners scored five unanswered runs off four hits and three
The Roadrunners added another run in the top of the fifth when redshirt freshman Tim Palincsar was hit by a pitch, moved to third on a throwing error by pitcher Jesse Marshall and crossed the plate on Allen's sacrifice fly to deep right field.
The Bearkats rallied for three runs in their half of the frame to tie the game at six.
Senior Mitch Ponza led off the ninth with a double to left field and a Rockett walk put runners on first and second. A wild pitch by Luke Prihoda moved Ponza and Rockett into scoring position. Lockwood’s sacrifice fly to right brought home Ponza with the go-ahead run and Saltzgaber with a sacrifice fly to left to give UTSA a two-run advantage.
Junior J.T. Mackey (6-2) came in relief and held the Bearkats scoreless over the final three innings for his team-leading sixth win of the year. Mackey allowed just one hit.
Ponza led the Roadrunners offense going 3-for-5 with one run scored. Lockwood, who doubled twice, and Allen each added a pair of RBIs.
The series concludes at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Prihoda suffered his third loss of the season, allowing two runs in 2.2 innings.