UTSA batters Rice to split series

UTSA baseball Chase Keng by Joe Alexander
UTSA’s Chase Keng (4) celebrates after hitting a fifth-inning home run against Rice on Sunday.
UTSA beat Rice 12-4 Sunday to split their four-game weekend series at Roadrunner Field.

Rice won the first two games on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. UTSA won the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader 12-6. The Roadrunners scored 24 runs in 14 innings over the last two games.

UTSA had 18 hits on Sunday with four extra-base hits including a home run by Chase Keng. Griffin Paxton and Jonathan Tapia had four hits each, Ian Bailey had three and Dylan Rock and Keng both had two hits.

UTSA starting pitcher Simon Miller (3-1) went five innings and got the win. The freshman right-hander from Canton, Texas, allowed one run on three hits and struck out three batters.

Arturo Guajardo was the first UTSA reliever, going 2 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out five. Daniel Garza finished the eighth inning. Luke Malone struck out two batters as he pitched the ninth inning.

The Roadrunners’ next Conference USA series is on the road next weekend against UAB. UTSA’s final conference home series is May 7-9 against Old Dominion.

UTSA baseball Simon Miller by Joe Alexander
Simon Miller was the starting pitcher for UTSA and got the win against Rice.

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