Ian Bailey is the only Roadrunner to play in all 54 UTSA baseball games this season.
The grad student from Stevens High School in San Antonio leads UTSA in home runs with 15, including one Friday and two Saturday in the Roadrunners’ final two games of the regular season. He has a .298 batting average with 48 RBIs.
Bailey played for the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio during the 2021 summer Texas Collegiate League season. He batted .283 with five home runs in 35 games and earned All-TCL honors.
The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio won Saturday’s single-game playoff to clinch the 2021 Texas Collegiate League championship.
This was the second summer for San Antonio’s entry in the Texas Collegiate League and the first time the Chanclas won the title.
The Chanclas broke the game open in the late innings to beat the Victoria Generals 8-0 at Wolff Stadium.
Chanclas pitchers Alec Martinez, JT Moeller, Jarek Wells, Evan Maldonado and Connor Schmidt combined to shut out the Generals.
Rody Barker drove in Cole Modgling with the first run of the game in the bottom of the fifth.
The Chanclas got three runs in a sixth inning that included RBI hits by Zac Vooletich and Modgling and a sacrifice fly by Cole Posey. They added four runs in the seventh on two bases-loaded walks and a Generals error.
The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio beat the Brazos Valley Bombers 4-2 on Wednesday at St. Mary’s University in Game 2 of their Texas Collegiate League playoff series.
The Chanclas swept the best-of-three series and will play at home Saturday at noon at Wolff Stadium in a single-game championship.
The Chanclas held off the Bombers with solid pitching. Starter Kolby Lunsford allowed two runs on five hits through seven innings and left with a 4-2 lead. Jarek Wells was the Chanclas’ first reliever, taking care of the eighth inning. Connor Schmidt came in to close it out in the ninth.
The Chanclas took their first lead of the game and went in front for good when Ryan Flores drove in Cole Modgling with two outs in bottom of fourth. Rody Barker’s hit into short right-center brought in Cole Modgling in the bottom of the sixth to make it 4-2.
The Chanclas scored twice in the bottom of the third to tie it 2-2 after the Bombers scored twice in the top of the inning. Justin Thompson drove in Ryan Flores for the Chanclas’ first run and Zac Vooletich’s grounder scored Thompson with the tying run.
Jalen Battles was a member of the 2020 Flying Chanclas de San Antonio team in the Texas Collegiate League.
Since then, Battles gained national attention as a star on the Arkansas team that captured the SEC Tournament title. In the tournament he batted .538 with a home run and drove in five runs and was named the MVP. On the season, Battles batted .269 in 61 games with six home runs and 43 RBIs.
Tuesday night the former Madison High School star was back at Wolff Stadium. A recent addition to this season’s Flying Chanclas roster, he had a walk-off single in a 10-9 victory over the Brazos Valley Bomber. He finished the night with four hits, three RBIs and a run scored.
Battles is playing shortstop and batting .471 in four games with the Flying Chanclas (8-of-17).
The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio have the best record in the Texas Collegiate League at 12-3.
The Chanclas, who are part of the San Antonio Missions organization, are currently playing a five-game homestand at Wolff Stadium.
The Brazos Valley Bombers beat the Chanclas 6-4 on Tuesday. The Chanclas and Bombers play again tonight and Thursday. The Chanclas continue the homestand with Friday and Saturday games against the Baton Rouge Rougarou.
UTSA’s Chris Shull was in action for the Brazos Valley Bombers on Tuesday at Wolff Stadium in Texas Collegiate League action.
Shull played left field and had two hits and two runs as the Bombers beat the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio 6-4.
The 6-foot right-hander from MacArthur High School is listed as a pitcher on both the UTSA and Bombers rosters. He is batting .375 in five Bombers games. He also pitched in three games in relief and has not allowed in a run in 4 1/3 innings while striking out seven.
Leyton Barry has played second base and outfield for the UTSA this season and also saw action in the infield for the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio in last summer’s Texas Collegiate League season.
This season for UTSA, Barry is batting .324 in 14 games with seven RBIs and one home run. In the covid-shortened 2020 season, Barry was second on UTSA in batting at .353 in 13 games with three home runs and 14 RBIs.
The 6-foot-2 sophomore from Houston throws right and bats left-handed.
Last summer with the Flying Chanclas, Barry batted .279 in 12 games with seven RBIs and one home run.