RECAP: Nine-run 7th gives @UTTylerBaseball big Game 2 win
La Verne (0-2)
#16 UT Tyler (2-0)
2/9/2018 | Tyler, Texas | Attendance: 255
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Win: Sam Sitton (1-0) 1.210000
Loss: Steven Canedo (0-1) 0.002220
Mauricio Guadarrama (ULV) 502000
Fulshear (ULV) 402000
Jordan Antley (UTTBB) 413100

Friday, February 9, 2018

TYLER – The UT Tyler baseball team took five walks, was hit by two more pitches and had three hits in a nine-run seventh inning to break open a scoreless game on the way to a 9-3 win on Friday at Irwin Field.

The Patriots (2-0) have won the series and will look for the sweep with the finale now scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday after a decision to move it back two hours made with rain in the forecast.

Jordan Antley led the Patriots by going 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored, while Ben Romines, Jared Pauley and Tanner Roach each had hits. Romines was 1-for-3 with a two-run double for the only extra base hit for the Patriots.

UT Tyler reliever Sam Sitton (1-0) was credited with the win after coming into the game for starter Ryan Cheatham who threw 5 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball in his senior-season debut. Cheatham struck out two, walked two and limited the Leopards to three hits in a 71-pitch outing. Sitton would come into the game in the sixth after a one-out double and got two straight fly outs to strand a runner.

UT Tyler’s nine-run seventh began with Ben Romines, Alex Bishop and Graham Welch each taking walks to load the bases with no outs. A Blake Maddox walk gave the Patriots a 1-0 lead followed by a sacrifice fly by Josh Burns to score Bishop who tagged at third. Jordan Antley would drill a pitch to center field for another RBI single followed by Roach walking with the bases loaded to bring in another run and then Zane Wilkinson got hit by a pitch to build on the lead. While walks and hit batters brought home most of the runs in the inning Ben Romines would deliver a two-run double to score Roach and Antley followed by Bishop hitting a sacrifice fly to center for the ninth run.

UT Tyler finished the game with six hits for the second straight game to start the season, but were flawless on defense with no errors. The Leopards had seven hits and committed one error in the six-run loss on Friday. Steven Canedo (0-1) took the loss after walking the first two batters of the seventh an exiting, while Mauricio Guadarrama had two hits in the game.