RECAP: @UTTylerBaseball sweeps doubleheader, wins series
#5 UT Tyler (27-5)
Louisiana College (18-11)
4/8/2017 | Pineville, LA | Attendance: 389
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Win: Cody Brown (5-2) 7.031136
Loss: A. Thompson (2-2) 5.075522
Daniel Williams (UTTBB) 312010
Josh Burns (UTTBB) 212010
S. Stevens (LC) 302000

Saturday, April 8, 2017
by Wes Bloomquist ||

PINEVILLE, La. – Cody Brown struck out six and threw a complete game to lead UT Tyler to a 5-1 win in the first game of its doubleheader against Louisiana College and Brady McCoy had six RBI in the second for the Patriots who earned a 13-6 series finale victory on Saturday at Billy Allgood Field.

The Patriots (28-5, 16-2 ASC) won the series 2-1 after dropping the opener on Friday and have now won all six of their ASC series this season. UT Tyler finished series hitting .312 as a team and with a 21-11 scoring advantage over the Wildcats who are now 9-8 in conference play. The Patriots were led by their catchers during the series with McCoy going 3-for-4 with six RBI in the finale after Kyle Broussard had three RBI on Friday and then had two RBI in Saturday’s first game.

Brown (5-2) would earn his second straight complete game win after allowing only three hits and one run in Saturday’s opener. Brown was coming off a shutout win of Hardin-Simmons last weekend to earn his third ASC Pitcher of the Week honor and followed it with dominant outing that finished with him throwing 100 pitches. Daniel Williams and Josh Burns led the Patriots with two hits in the game.

UT Tyler took a 2-0 lead after the first inning with Graham Welch hitting a sacrifice fly and then Ben Romines driving in a run on a ground out in solid situational hitting. The Patriots would go scoreless in the next four innings, but would add to their lead with three runs in the sixth with Broussard hitting a two-run single after a bunt single by Burns to score a run.

Cason Adams (6-0) earned the win in the series finale after striking out three, getting around three walks and scattering four hits through six innings. A four-year senior from Rockwall, Adams is now 22-9 in his career after the win that saw Chad Hayes, Cades Suggs and Hunter Palmer each throw one inning.

McCoy gave the Patriots a 2-0 lead in the second inning with a two-run double, but the team trailed 3-2 going into the fourth inning before striking for four runs with RBI from Dalton Smith, Hunter and Gunnar Quick. McCoy would blast a three-run home run in the fifth inning and then the final run of the game with a single to left field in the ninth.

Paige Hodges owns the single-game RBI record with nine against Hardin-Simmons in 2009 for the Patriots, while Phil Grau (2005) and Tyler Clakely (2010) each had a seven-RBI performance in their career. McCoy is one of 10 Patriots to have six RBI in a game and the first since Jake Ashley had six in 2012 at ETBU.

Hunter, Romines and Smith each had two hits for the Patriots who finished the series finale with 13 hits. Romines extended a nine-game hitting streak by going 2-for-4 in the game, while Hunter has now reached base in 24 straight games.

UT Tyler will return to action on Tuesday against Centenary in Shreveport, Louisiana in its only game of the week. The Patriots and Gents have split their previous two meetings this season with UT Tyler taking a 4-1 win in mid-February and Centenary earning a 6-5 win in mid-March.