Blevins Pitches a Gem, Leads Patriots to 9-0 ASC Win

Thursday, May 7, 2015

AUSTIN -- Pitcher Michael Blevins pitched a complete-game shutout with 12 strikeouts, leading the UT Tyler baseball team to a convincing 9-0 win over Howard Payne in the ASC Championship opener on Wednesday.

Blevins totaled just 13.1 innings pitched the entire season leading up to this postseason start, but the junior was stellar, striking out 12 Jackets batters en route to the 9-0 win.

Senior Buddy McCoy was a force at the plate, totaling three hits and three RBI, including two homeruns to pace the UT Tyler offense who finished with nine runs on just eight hits.

The Patriots (31-10) will now face No. 5 seed LeTourneau at 7 p.m. at Tornado Field on the campus of Concordia in Austin.