UTSA rally finishes off sweep of FIU

UTSA rallied to beat Florida International 9-8 on Sunday at Roadrunner Field.

The Roadrunners scored a single run in the bottom of the eighth to break an 8-8 tie. Garrett Poston drove in pinch runner Isaiah Walker with the winning run.

Roadrunners reliever Braylon Owens pitched the final 2 2/3 innings to earn the win. He held FIU scoreless and allowed three hits with two strikeouts and one walk.

Jonathan Tapia, Shane Sirdashney and Leyton Barry all homered.

Tapia’s solo home run and Ryan Flores’ RBI single allowed UTSA to tie the game 8-8 in the bottom of the seventh.

Sirdashney’s three-run homer in the fifth put UTSA in front 6-4 and gave the Roadrunners their first lead.

Barry’s solo homer in the third inning accounted for UTSA’s first run of the game.

UTSA swept the three-game series and improved to 27-13 on the season and 12-6 in Conference USA.

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