Patriots Post 25 Hits, Trounce Schreiner 18-0

Friday, February 18, 2011
by Clay Ihlo

UT Tyler’s baseball team rolled over Schreiner like the fog in the outfield during Friday night’s game at Irwin Field. The Patriots outscored the Mountaineers 18-0 on 25 hits to being the season 4-0.

Jake Ashley pushed across the first runs of the game in the bottom of the first with a three-run home run to right field. Nick Clifton and David Ring scored on the play.

The Patriots added two runs in the third. Aaron McCain led off the inning with a double and scored on a triple by Hayden Chick, who scored one a single by Clifton.

Four runs were posted in innings five and six. Ashley drove in a run on a double to left in the fifth. T.J. Martin knocked in two runs in the fifth on a single to right-center.

Martin knocked in another run in the sixth, along with Ben Westlake and McCain.

The hit parade continued in the seventh and eighth innings as the Patriots plated five more runs. Martin drove in two more runs in the seventh and finished the game with five RBIs. Ashley drew an RBI walk in the eighth to drive in his fifth run as well.

Patriot starter Matt Schimpf earned the win with seven innings of work. Schimpf allowed only three hits, all in the first three innings, and struck out four. Jack Barkley and E.H. Almand cleaned up the last two innings.

UT Tyler and Schreiner meet for a double header Saturday at Irwin Field. Game one is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.