Miller Ladusau contributed a two-run single in the sixth inning and Logan Britt added a solo homer in the eighth Tuesday afternoon, propelling the Abilene Christian University Wildcats to a 10-8 victory over the UTSA Roadrunners.
The Wildcats surged early and led 6-0 after three innings and 7-1 after four against the Roadrunners. From there, the Roadrunners staged a rally, tying the game 7-7 with six runs in the top of the fifth. Taylor Smith knotted the score with a grand slam.
In the sixth, UTSA took the lead, 8-7. Antonio Valdez doubled and moved up on a ground ball. When Leyton Barry struck out, the ACU catcher bobbled the ball and had to throw to first for the out. On the throw, Valdez raced for home and slid in head first just ahead of the tag.
Undeterred, the Wildcats regained the lead with Ladusau ripped a single through the left side to score two, making it a 9-8 ballgame. Britt, a transfer from Texas A&M, homered in the eighth for the final run of the game.
Abilene’s Zach Smith pitched the last 1 and 1/3 inning to close the door on the Roadrunners, who have lost four in a row.
Abilene Christian 32-20
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