No. 15 Patriots take series-opening loss to YellowJackets
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LeTourneau (6-9)
#15 Texas-Tyler (16-8)
3/24/2016 | Tyler, Tx | Attendance: 247
Win: Jordan Carns (3-3) 6.083323
Loss: Jacob Clark (0-1) 0.135520
Kyle Jacobs (LETU) 424111
Blake Wilson (UTT) 413000

Thursday, March 24, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist ||

TYLER – LeTourneau erupted for five runs in the seventh inning highlighted by a three-run double by Lee Hosie to take a 7-3 win over No. 15-ranked UT Tyler in the American Southwest Conference series opener on Thursday at Irwin Field. The three-game set will continue with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday with Michael Blevins and Nate Imig being listed as the probable starters.

The Patriots (16-8, 6-4 ASC) owned a 3-1 lead through six innings with starter Cason Adams striking out four and limiting the YellowJackets to one run before exiting in with the lead. Adams would get a no-decision in the game with Jacob Clark (0-1) taking his first loss of the season after surrendering all five runs in the sixth off three hits.

Trenton Buchhorn led the UT Tyler offense with two RBI, including a run-scoring double in the first inning to plate Sam Lane who had a one-out single and then an RBI fielders choice in the fifth inning. Graham Welch would produce the third run with a sixth inning RBI double to score Blake Wilson who hit a two-out single and advanced to second on a wild pitch before Welch hit his seventh double of the season to drive in his 17th run of the season.

Wilson led the Patriots by going 3-for-4 in the game, while Alex Bishop went 2-for-4 and now leads the Patriots with a .412 batting average with 35 hits. Buchhorn extended his hitting streak to 11 and now leads the ASC with 30 RBI through 24 games.

UT Tyler finished the game with eighth hits, but fell to 11-4 at home after the YellowJackets scored the final six runs of the game. Jordan Carns (3-3) earned the win for LETU after scattering eight hits over six innings, while Will Bradshaw secured a three-inning save with four strikeouts.