Buchhorn, Bishop blast homers in Patriot win
#18 Texas-Tyler (14-6, 5-2 ASC)
Texas Dallas (7-8, 2-5 ASC)
3/18/2016 | Richardson, Texas | Attendance: 257
Texas Dallas201000021681
Win: Cason Adams (3-1) 7.033026
Loss: Bach (2-4) 4.0107724
Sam Lane (UTT) 423000
Covey (UTD) 423000

Friday, March 18, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

RICHARDSON – Trenton Buchhorn launched a three-run home run and drove in a total of five runs while Cason Adams struck out six in seven innings as the No. 18-ranked UT Tyler baseball team earned an 11-6 win over Texas-Dallas in its series opener on Friday at the UTD Baseball Field.

Buchhorn’s home run in the fifth inning gave the Patriots an 8-2 lead over the Comets (7-8, 2-5 ASC) and was his second homer of the season. A junior from Arlington, Buchhorn doubled in two runs with a shot down the right-field line in the third inning before his home run and now has a team-leading 24 RBI this season and is tied for the team lead in home runs with Alex Bishop who hit a solo shot in the first for the Patriots (14-6, 5-2 ASC). Bishop’s home run came with two outs in the first inning and he would post a 2-for-3 day with two RBI and three runs scored.

UT Tyler and UTD will resume the series with a noon doubleheader on Saturday.

Bishop now has 22 RBI this season and is hitting .386 for the Patriots who pounded out 15 hits against Comet pitchers on Friday and overcame three errors in the field. Sam Lane would lead the team with three hits by going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, while Dalton Smith, Josh Burns and Blake Wilson had two hits each. Burns, who started in left field for the second straight game, is now 6-for-9 this season after going 2-for-4 against UTD. He had three hits on Wednesday against Denison in his first start of the season. Leadoff hitter Graham Welch joined Bishop with two RBI with a seventh-inning run-scoring double.

Adams (3-1) would settle in after allowing two runs in the first inning and would exit with 11-3 lead after the seventh inning. Adams now has 30 strikeouts and a 4.24 ERA through 40 1/3 innings this season. Blake Brunnemann, Travis Payne and Jacob Clark would also see time on the mound on Friday.

UT Tyler enters Saturday having won three of its last four games and with a 4-3 record away from home.