@uttylerbaseball sweeps regular-season finale over Sul Ross
Texas-Tyler (24-15, 14-9 ASC)
Sul Ross St. (18-21, 11-12 ASC)
4/30/2016 | Alpine, Texas | Attendance: 163
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Win: Nate Imig (6-2) 5.250022
Loss: J. Martinez (2-4) 6.082136
Blake Wilson (UTT) 312010
Alex Bishop (UTT) 402100
Brady McCoy (UTT) 202110
K. Henderson (SR) 302000

Saturday, April 30, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist | wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

ALPINE – The UT Tyler Patriots earned a series sweep over Sul Ross with a combined score advantage of 33-5 after taking 4-0 and 11-1 wins in a Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Kokernot Field in their regular-season finales.

The Patriots (25-15, 15-9 ASC) will compete in the ASC Championship tournament with their destination and opponents to be solidified and announced on Sunday. UT Tyler, which won last season’s ASC Championship, will be the fourth seed in the tournament and will either play at Concordia or East Texas Baptist next weekend.

The Patriots earned the 4-0 win in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader behind 10 hits and Nate Imig going 5 2/3 innings for the victory. Imig (6-2) scattered five hits and walked only two for the Patriots who scored one run in the fourth and sixth innings and gave themselves some cushion with two in the seventh.

Blake Wilson, Alex Bishop and Brady McCoy led UT Tyler with two hits each, while Sam Lane went 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Graham Welch, who went 4-for-4 on Friday, went 1-for-2 with two walks in the second game of the series while Daniel Williams and Braxton Hollenshead each added singles.

Collin Belcher came into the game in relief to get the final out of the sixth inning before Reese Read closed out the game with a 1-2-3 seventh inning for the Patriots. Sul Ross fell to 18-21 with the loss heading into the regular-season finale.

Michael Blevins (3-3) earned the win in the finale after striking out six and scattering five hits through seven innings of work. Blevins would allow only one earned run in the game and had only one walk before Tyler Stalling and Jacob Clark each threw one inning of scoreless baseball.

The Patriots were lead by a slew of hitters in the game with Blake Wilson, Alex Bishop, Trenton Buchhorn and Sam Lane driving in two runs each. Graham Welch finished the game 3-for-5 and the series with eight hits, while Buchhorn hit his fifth home run of the season and now has 52 RBI.