UTSA will host the 7th state of Texas on Tuesday


SAN ANTONIO- UTSA is set to host another Interstate-35 Texas State institution on Tuesday night. The game comes a week after the Roadrunners traveled to San Marcos and dropped their second midweek game of the year against the Bobcats.

UTSA (27-13, 12-6 C-USA) enters the midweek game with a 7-2 record in midweek games. Tuesday’s tilt with No. 7 Texas State features two teams with strong RPI on the year. Texas State enters the game with a 47 RPI while UTSA enters the game with a 58 RPI.

The Roadrunners come into the game midweek after a sweep of the FIU Panthers. UTSA won their fourth straight league series after defeating FIU. UTSA’s home record improved to 15-3 after the weekend sweep. UTSA outscored the Panthers 29-13 in the three-game series, earning a 12-4 win in Game 1, an 8-1 midgame win and a 9-8 comeback win in Sunday’s game.

The Bobcats (32-9, 15-3 Sun Belt) enter the weekday game on a nine-game winning streak. The winning streak includes consecutive weeks without a loss from Texas State. The Bobcats picked up their wins by sweeping Arkansas Little Rock, beating the Roadrunners, sweeping UT Arlington and beating Baylor. The streak began when Texas State won Game 3 against Georgia Southern on April 10. In their final series, the Bobcats beat Arkansas Little Rock 42-8, which included a game they won 30-4.

It will be the 99th all-time meeting between the two colleges who are separated by less than an hour. Texas State holds the all-time record over UTSA, holding a 61-37 record over the Roadrunners. UTSA is 21-27 in games played in San Antonio.

Miscellaneous remarks

  • UTSA enters the weekend series with the second-highest batting average (.308) in the entire Conference USA and ranks 19th nationally.
  • UTSA ranks first in C-USA with 434 hits, which ranks them tenth in the nation.
  • UTSA ranks third in C-USA with 197 walks drawn.
  • The Roadrunners had 91 doubles, the 15th most in baseball, ranking first in C-USA.
  • UTSA has 13 triples on the year, leading C-USA and 27th nationally.
  • UTSA’s 335 points rank 18th in college baseball and second in the conference.
  • UTSA is third in the nation with 30 sacrificial flights with this season, first in C-USA.
  • UTSA has the second highest RBI in the conference with 307.
  • The Roadrunners are averaging 8.4 carries per game, the second most in C-USA and 18th overall.
  • Launcher Luke Malone has the third-lowest ERA in the entire United States Conference at 1.78. This ERA ranks 19th nationally.
    • Opposing batters are hitting .225 against Malone. It is the seventh-lowest opponent’s batting average in the conference.
    • Malone allowed the second-fewest points (18) in Conference USA. He allowed just 11 earned runs, the third-fewest in C-USA.
    • Malone allowed just two homers, the second-fewest in C-USA, and 10 walks, the sixth-lowest in C-USA, in his 55.2 PI (which ranks top-10 in the conference ).
    • Malone is tied for the second most wins in C-USA with six to his name.

  • Launcher Daniel Chafer tied for the fifth most saves in C-USA with five.
  • Samy Diaz holds the tenth-best on-base percentage in Conference USA (.442).
    • In the frame, Diaz was hit by a pitch 11 times – the third in C-USA.

  • Jonathan Tapia hit the second most doubles in C-USA (15) and was hit by a pitch 11 times on the year, tied for third in C-USA in that category.
    • Being on base helped him score 44 points on the year. Third in C-USA.

  • Ian Bailey recorded the fourth most at bats in the conference. In these at-bats, he:
    • Has the second most triples of any C-USA player (3).
    • Scored the sixth most points with 42

  • Ryan Flores scored 28 goals on the season, which ranks sixth in the C-USA.
    • Flores, Tapia and teammate Chase Keng all three in the top 10 of most bag flies by C-USA players. Flores is second in the conference with six while Keng has five and Tapia has four.

  • Chase Keng also ranks fifth in the conference for most RBIs, having scored 42.
  • outfielder Shane Sirdashney has the eighth-best batting average in C-USA, posting a .357.
    • Sirdashney also holds the fifth-best on-base percentage with .479.
    • Sirdashney has been hit by a pitch the eighth most times in C-USA, nine times.

  • Infielder Leyton Barry has the sixth-most at-bats in C-USA and has produced the seventh-most hits, totaling 56.

Information on the days of the week
Tuesday April 26 at 6 p.m.

HPR, therefore. Neighborhood Ryan (1-0, 4.50 ERA) vs. RHP, Sr. Trevis Sundgren (2-4, 6.23 ERA)

The game will take place at Roadrunner Field and will be broadcast on CUSA TV.

NEXT: UTSA will hit the road and travel to Murfreesboro, Tennessee to take on a strong MTSU team for a weekend series. The series will run from April 29 through the weekend of May 1, as all games will be played at Reece Smith Jr. Field and every game will be broadcast on CUSA TV.

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