@uttylerbaseball sweeps Wildcats on the road
Texas-Tyler (11-3)
Louisiana College (4-10)
3/5/2016 | Pineville, LA | Attendance: 376
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Win: Michael Blevins (2-1) 5.041105
Loss: C. Waddingha (0-2) 6.042224
Alex Bishop (UTT) 513200
K. Moore (LC16BB) 402000

Saturday, March 5, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

PINEVILLE, La – Graham Welch went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs as the leadoff hitter and starting pitcher Michael Blevins recorded five strikeouts and allowed only one run in five innings to help lead No. 17 UT Tyler to an 11-3 non-conference win over Louisiana College on Saturday at Billy Allgood Field.

The Patriots (11-4) swept the two-game series against the Wildcats (4-10) in which the games did not count towards the American Southwest Conference standings. UT Tyler is now 2-1 on the road this season and will now host Southwestern in a 6 p.m. non-conference game at Irwin Field on Tuesday before returning to ASC play next weekend at Concordia.

Welch, who is now hitting .339 and has reached base in all 15 games this season, had two singles and a sacrifice for the Patriots while Alex Bishop went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Sam Lane blasted his first home run of the season in the win. Lane’s two-run shot was the third home run of the season for the Patriots.

Ben Romines added a 2-for-2 performance for UT Tyler which had 12 hits in the game, including hits from Connor Green, Dalton Smith and Braxton Hollenshead.

Blevins (2-1) went five innings with only four hits allowed, while Tyler Stallings had two strikeouts in two innings of relief and Chris Stodolka had three strikeouts in the eighth inning.