RECAP: @UTTylerBaseball advances at NCAA Central Regional
UT Tyler (31-17)
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#13 Franklin (Ind.) (39-5)
5/19/2018 | Sauget, Ill. | Attendance: 95
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Nate Imig (5-0) 6.031016
Loss: A. Leming (7-1) 1.146411
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Blake Wilson (UTTBB) 524000
Henry Sanchez (UTTBB) 524100
S. Claycamp (FCBB) 402000
J. Smith (FCBB) 402000

Sunday, May 20, 2018
by Wes Bloomquist | wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

SAUGET, Illinois – The UT Tyler baseball team staved off elimination with an impressive 10-1 win over No. 13 Franklin College on Sunday morning on the fourth day of a weather-altered NCAA Division III Central Region at GCS Credit Union Ballpark.

UT Tyler (31-17) will now play Webster (37-8) at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday in another elimination game with that winner turning around to play another game against the loser of Rhodes and No. 1-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater. Webster is the top seed in the tournament and started with a 6-4 win over Thomas More on Thursday before dropping a 7-6 decision in 11 innings to Rhodes on Saturday morning. The Lynx and Warhawks are scheduled to play at 10 a.m. on Sunday in a matchup of the only 2-0 teams in the regional with the winner advancing to the regional final. Franklin’s season ends with a 39-5 overall record with the loss.

The Patriots, which finished off the win over Franklin at 2:01 a.m. on Sunday, were forced into the elimination game after an 8-2 loss to UW-Whitewater on Saturday afternoon before a lengthy lightning delay that turned a 10 p.m. start time to an 11:15 p.m. first pitch for the game. Despite the challenging conditions, UT Tyler came out fast where it led 8-0 after two innings and starter Nate Imig dominated the Grizzlies by limiting them to three hits in six innings of work. Imig secured the win with six strikeouts and allowed only one walk as he worked through the Franklin lineup with the big lead.

UT Tyler broke the game open in the second inning with seven runs on six hits and three Franklin errors. Bowie Farris led off the inning by reaching on an error by the third baseman and was followed by Graham Welch reaching by being hit by a pitch. The first run of the inning scored on an RBI bunt single by Henry Sanchez to make it 2-0 before Tanner Roach hit a two-run single through the left side of the infield to score Sanchez and Jared Pauley. The Patriots kept the pressure on Franklin and scored again with a two-out RBI double to left-center field by Alex Bishop before Farris pulled a double down the line to score Wilson for the seventh run of the inning.  

Wilson and Sanchez led the Patriots by each going 4-for-5, while Bishop was 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Wilson, who had a 19-game hitting streak end against UW-Whitewater, responded with his fifth four-hit game of the season that included two doubles for the Patriots. Pauley extended his team-best 14-game hitting streak by going 3-for-5 with three singles and a walk from the leadoff spot in the lineup and Roach had one hit to take his hitting streak to 13.

2018 Central Regional Tournament Schedule
Thursday, May 17
10:00 AM - Game 1 - #4 Rhodes (29-14 vs. #5 Franklin (38-3) - Archived Broadcast | Rhodes, 4-2 | Recap
1:15 PM - Game 2 - #1 Webster (36-8) vs. #8 Thomas More (24-18) - Archived Broadcast | Webster, 6-4 Recap
4:30 PM - Game 3 - #3 Texas-Tyler (29-16) vs. #6 Aurora (Ill.) (30-13) - Archived Broadcast | Texas-Tyler, 8-5 | Recap
7:45 PM - Game 4 - #2 Wis.-Whitewater (31-6) vs. #7 Monmouth (Ill.) (28-12-1) - Archived Broadcast | UW-Whitewater, 12-1 | Recap

Friday, May 18
(PLEASE NOTE NEW GAME TIMES - Friday's schedule has been adjusted due to inclement weather)

7:30 PM - Game 5 - #5 Franklin (38-4) vs. #8 Thomas More (24-19) -  Archived Broadcast | Franklin, 8-6 (Thomas More eliminated) | Recap
11 PM - Game 6 - #6 Aurora (Ill.) (30-14) vs. #7 Monmouth (Ill.) (28-13-1) - Archived Broadcast | Monmouth, 11-10 (Aurora eliminated) | Recap


Saturday, May 19
10 AM - Game 7 - #4 Rhodes (30-14) vs. #1 Webster (37-8) - Archived Broadcast | Rhodes, 7-6 (11 inns.) | Recap
1:15 PM - Game 8 - #3 Texas-Tyler (30-16) vs. #2 Wisconsin-Whitewater (32-6) - Archived Broadcast | UW-Whitewater, 8-2 | Recap
6:45 PM - Game 9 - #7 Monmouth (lll.) (29-13-1) vs. #1 Webster (37-9) - Archived Broadcast | Webster, 6-2 (Monmouth eliminated) | Recap
10 PM (Approx.) - Game 10 - #5 Franklin (39-4) vs. #3 Texas-Tyler (30-17) - Live Stats | Video/Audio |

Sunday, May 20
10 AM - Game 11 - #4 Rhodes (31-14) vs. #2 Wisconsin-Whitewater (33-6) - Live Stats | Video/Audio 
1:15 PM - Game 12 - #1 Webster (38-9) vs. No. 3 UT Tyler (31-17) - Live Stats | Video/Audio 
4:45 PM - Game 13 - Winner of Game 12 vs. Loser of Game 11 - Live Stats | Video/Audio 

Monday, May 21
12 PM - Game 14 - Winner of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 13 - Live Stats | Video/Audio
3:30 PM - Game 15 (If Necessary) - Winner of Game 14 vs. Loser of Game 14 - Live Stats | Video/Audio