Roadrunners earn first national rankings going into a road game at UIW

The UTSA Roadrunners have been ranked in the top 25 nationally in baseball for the first time in program history.

Riding a 23-6 record into tonight’s game at the University of the Incarnate Word, Coach Pat Hallmark’s Roadrunners are 23rd by Perfect Game and 24th in Baseball America magazine and also 27th by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

UTSA will face a challenge tonight in playing at the University of the Incarnate Word, a San Antonio-based opponent from the Southland Conference. First pitch at UIW’s Sullivan Field is at 6:30 p.m. UTSA beat UIW 2-1 on March 1 at Roadrunner Field. Hallmark coached at UIW in 2018 and 2019 before taking the head coaching job at UTSA.

The Roadrunners have lost their last two midweek road games at UT-Rio Grande Valley and at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

UTSA returns to Conference USA play with a series at Charlotte from Thursday through Saturday. UTSA’s leads the C-USA standings with an 8-1 record, two games ahead of conference newcomer Dallas Baptist.

The Cardinals have played well lately, going 5-2 in their last seven. UIW won two of three at home against Houston Christian, defeated Prairie View A&M last Tuesday and then won two of three on the road last weekend at Southeastern Louisiana.


UTSA 23-6
UIW 15-13

Coming up

UTSA at UIW, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
UTSA at Charlotte, Thursday, 5 p.m.
UTSA at Charlotte, Friday, 5 p.m.
UTSA at Charlotte, Saturday, noon