UTSA softball overpowers North Texas

Celeste Loughman's grand slam ended UTSA's 9-1 victory over North Texas on Saturday. - photo by Joe Alexander
Celeste Loughman’s grand slam ended UTSA’s 9-1 victory over North Texas on Saturday. – photo by Joe Alexander
The UTSA softball team used three home runs to beat North Texas 9-1 Saturday in a six-inning run-rule game at Roadrunner Field.

Celeste Loughman hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to end the game.

Madison Washington hit a two-run homer in the third inning for the Roadrunners’ first runs of the game. Riley Grunberg hit a solo shot in the fourth inning.

UTSA right-hander Clarissa Hernandez pitched a complete game for the win.

The Roadrunners have hit 29 home runs in their first 23 games of the season. The victory raised UTSA’s record to 14-9.

UTSA women’s basketball honors seniors Omemmah, Cousin, Toth, Hawkins

Thursday night was the final home game for UTSA seniors Timea Toth (15), Evelyn Omemmah (1), Deja Cousin (13) and Tija Hawkins (23). - photo by Joe Alexander
Thursday night was the final home game for UTSA seniors Timea Toth (15), Evelyn Omemmah (1), Deja Cousin (13) and Tija Hawkins (23).
The UTSA women’s basketball program honored its seniors on Thursday night in the Roadrunners’ final home game of the season.

It was the last game at the Convocation Center for Evelyn Omemmah, Deja Cousin, Timea Toth and Tija Hawkins.

UTSA lost to Louisiana Tech 69-30 in a Conference USA game. The Roadrunners fell to 6-22 on the season and 2-15 in conference with one game left.

I’ve never seen a college basketball team hit by as many injuries in a season as this group.

The UTSA women's basketball team has 14 players listed on its roster, but was down to eight players in uniform Thursday due to a series of injuries that plagued the Roadrunners all season. - photo by Joe Alexander
The UTSA women’s basketball team has 14 players listed on its roster, but was down to eight players in uniform Thursday due to a series of injuries that plagued the Roadrunners all season.

Cousin and Hawkins were not in uniform Thursday, spending the game on the bench in warmups. Cousin has been limited to 11 games this season due to injury and Hawkins played only five games before being sidelined.

Omemmah and Toth both started Thursday. Omemmah was hurt late in the first half and spent the second half sitting with a boot on her right foot.

Karrington Donald, Charlene Mass and Toth are the only UTSA players who have not missed any games this season.

Thursday night was the final home game for UTSA seniors (from left) Timea Toth, Evelyn Omemmah, Deja Cousin and Tija Hawkins. - photo by Joe Alexander
Thursday night was the final home game for UTSA seniors (from left) Timea Toth, Evelyn Omemmah, Deja Cousin and Tija Hawkins.

UTSA pitching dominates Grambling

UTSA starter Slater Foust (3-0) pitched six scoreless innings in a 4-1 victory over Grambling on Friday. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA starter Slater Foust pitched six scoreless innings in a 4-1 victory over Grambling.
UTSA starter Slater Foust earned his third win of the season and Palmer Wenzel picked up his third save as the Roadrunners beat Grambling 4-1 on Friday at Roadrunner Field.

Foust (3-0) pitched six scoreless innings. He gave up three hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

Wenzel entered the game in the top of the ninth inning with two runners on and no outs. Wenzel shut Grambling down without allowing a run.

Jack Engelmann was the first pitcher out of the UTSA bullpen. He threw the seventh inning and allowed Grambling’s only run.

Cole McKay pitched a scoreless eighth inning.

Luke Malone started the ninth inning and allowed two base runners on a hit and a walk.

Dylan Rock, Bryan Sturges, Joshua Lamb and Chase Hacker had two hits each for UTSA. Sturgis had two RBIs. The top six batters in the Roadrunners’ order combined to draw five walks.


Fourth quarter foils UTSA women against UTEP

Evelyn Omemmah led UTSA with a career-high 17 points in Thursday's loss to UTEP. - photo by Joe Alexander
Evelyn Omemmah led UTSA with a career-high 17 points in Thursday’s loss to UTEP.
UTEP outscored UTSA 29-7 in the fourth quarter to beat the Roadrunners 85-59 in women’s basketball on Thursday at the UTSA Convocation Center.

UTEP led 56-52 at the end of the third quarter. UTSA, which has typically had only seven to nine players in uniform most of the season due to injuries, wore down over the final 10 minutes.

Avery Crouse led UTEP with 21 points and Ariona Gill and Katia Gallegos had 17 each.

Senior forward Evelyn Omemmah led the Roadrunners with a career-high 17 points and 8 rebounds. Freshman forward Adryuana Quezada had 14 points and 8 rebounds.

Freshman guard Mikayla Woods, who leads UTSA in scoring this season, was not in uniform.

UTSA is 2-12 in Conference USA and 6-19 on the season. UTEP is 7-7 and 14-11.

Pat Hallmark, UTSA baseball earn sweep to open season

UTSA coach Pat Hallmark and the Roadrunners opened the 2020 season with a 2-0 victory over Quinnipiac on Friday. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA coach Pat Hallmark and the Roadrunners opened the 2020 season with a victory over Quinnipiac on Friday.
New UTSA head baseball coach Pat Hallmark is off to a fast start.

The Roadrunners swept a weekend series against Quinnipiac 2-0 on Friday, 5-1 on Saturday and 13-3 on Sunday to open the 2020 season.

Hallmark spent the previous two seasons as the head coach across town at University of the Incarnate Word.

UTSA opening-day starter Slater Foust earns win

UTSA starter Slater Foust throws the Roadrunners' first pitch of the season. Foust got the win as UTSA beat Quinnipiac 2-0 on Friday. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA starter Slater Foust throws the Roadrunners’ first pitch of the season.
UTSA veteran pitcher Slater Foust was the Roadrunners’ opening-day starter on Friday.

The 6-foot-2 right-hander threw 6 2/3 shutout innings and got the win as UTSA beat Quinnipiac 2-0 at Roadrunner Field.

Foust allowed one hit with six strikeouts and three walks.

The junior from Georgetown, Texas, and Liberty Hill High School had an 8-2 record with a 2.96 ERA last season for UTSA.

Dylan Rock scores Roadrunners’ first run of 2020

Dylan Rock beats the throw home to score UTSA's first run of the season. - photo by Joe Alexander
Dylan Rock beats the throw home to score UTSA’s first run of the season.
UTSA’s Dylan Rock scored the Roadrunners’ first run of the season in the bottom of the first inning of Friday’s season opener.

The Roadrunners beat Quinnipiac 2-0 at Roadrunner field.

Rock singled with one out in the first and stole second. He scored on Griffin Paxton’s single.

Rock is a junior outfielder from Sugar Land, Texas. – photo by Joe Alexander

UTSA’s Keaton Wallace slam dunk

UTSA's Keaton Wallace throws down a dunk at the UTSA Convocation Center on Feb. 1, 2020, against Middle Tennessee. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA’s Keaton Wallace throws down a dunk at the UTSA Convocation Center on Feb. 1, 2020, against Middle Tennessee.
Keaton Wallace is the UTSA men’s basketball team’s No. 2 scorer with 19.0 points per game.

In addition to his talent for impressive dunks, the 6-foot-3 junior guard from Dallas is also second on the team in 3-pointers made (70).

The Roadrunners’ next game is at home on Thursday at 8 p.m. against Marshall.

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UTSA’s Jhivvan Jackson still 2nd nationally in scoring

UTSA's Jhivvan Jackson has scored 675 points in 25 games so far this season, averaging 27.0 per game. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA’s Jhivvan Jackson has scored 675 points in 25 games so far this season
UTSA junior Jhivvan Jackson has been near or at the top of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball scoring list all season.

The 6-foot guard is currently second in the nation at 27.0 points per game.

Markus Howard of Marquette is the top scorer in the nation at 27.4 points.

The Roadrunners split two Conference USA road games last week. Jackson scored 45 points in an overtime victory over Old Dominion.

UTSA is back home for two CUSA games this week – against Marshall on Thursday and Western Kentucky on Saturday.

UTSA women fall to Charlotte in annual pink game

Senior forward Evelyn Omemmah had 14 points for the Roadrunners. Charlotte beat the UTSA women in CUSA on Saturday. - photo by Joe Alexander
Senior forward Evelyn Omemmah had 14 points for the Roadrunners.
Charlotte beat UTSA 67-47 Saturday in Conference USA women’s basketball in the Roadrunners’ annual pink game at the UTSA Convocation Center.

Evelyn Ememmah led UTSA with 14 points and Mikayla Woods had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Jazmin Harris led Charlotte with 14 points.

UTSA fell to 2-9 in CUSA and 6-16 overall. Charlotte is 6-5 and 15-7.