#uttylerbb splits doubleheader against CTX

Saturday, March 12, 2016
by Logan Smoak | @Losmoak2

AUSTIN- The No. 16 UT Tyler baseball team split two games in a doubleheader against Concordia Texas Saturday evening in American Southwest Conference play.

The Patriots dropped game one of the night 6-1 before coming back in the second game, scoring early and winning it 7-5. Both teams will be back in action tomorrow for game three of the series in Austin at 2 p.m.

In game one, Cason Adams started on the mound and dropped the game, now 2-1 on the season. In the loss, he gave up six hits and six runs, striking out one. Reese Read then stepped in and faced a batter before Max Page came in for the relief. He allowed one hit and picked up a strikeout.

On the offensive side of the ball the Patriots only had three hits through the seven innings played. The one run came in the top of the 6th inning when Braxton Hollenshead doubled down the left field line to put himself in scoring position. Alex Bishop then doubled to right field, picking up an RBI as Hollenshead scored.

The Patriots left five runners on base in the loss while the Tornados had seven hits and only one runner left on base.

Game two started 50 minutes later with the Patriots wasting no time to get on the board, putting four runs on the board in the top of the second. With bases loaded, Alex Bishop who went 3-3, was hit by a pitch to see a run cross the plate and get on base himself. A batter later with one out, Same Lane would single up the middle to score two runs and then advance to second on the throw. The Tornado’s would get out of the inning after the two hits and four runs were scored.

The Tornado’s would answer putting two runs on the board in the bottom of the third to make the score 4-2.

In the top of the seventh, the Patriots put three more runs on the board when Hollenshead was hit by a pitch and then advanced to third off a single from Bishop. Lane would put the ball in play to score Hollenshead while the Tornado’s chose to get Bishop out at second. Trenton Buchhorn then stepped to the plate and doubled to right center to pick up the RBI and see Lane cross home. Buchhorn would then put on a show, advancing to third on a passed ball and finishing off the play by going all the way home on a throwing error by the pitcher.

The Patriots finished game two with seven runs off of 10 hits and two errors. While the Tornado’s finished with five runs off of eight hits and two errors.

Michael Blevins started on the mound and was able to pitch four innings giving up two runs off of two hits and striking out three. Nate Imig picked up the win, giving up one hit and striking out four batters.