UTSA scores on a wild pitch to win in the ninth inning

Matt King scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth as UTSA edged the hard-hitting Grand Canyon University Lopes 10-9 Sunday afternoon at Roadrunner Field.

With the win, UTSA took two of three games in the series from Arizona-based GCU. Coming into Sunday, the teams had split a pair, with UTSA winning 12-0 on Friday night and then with GCU bouncing back to score a 9-7 victory on Saturday afternoon.

In the finale, Grand Canyon unleashed a four home-run attack. UTSA answered with 14 hits, including a three-run homer by James Taussig. With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Lopes reliever Shawn Triplett threw a breaking pitch in the dirt that got away from the catcher, allowing King to score from third base.

Ruger Riojas pitched four innings of relief to earn the victory. Riojas (3-0) allowed three hits and one run, including a game-tying homer to Dustin Crenshaw in the top of the eighth. Riojas struck out five and walked none.


Grand Canyon 6-5
UTSA 6-6

Coming up

Tarleton State at UTSA, Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Baseball: Grand Canyon holds off UTSA, 9-7

The Grand Canyon University Lopes scored the first four runs of the game and then held off UTSA 9-7 Saturday afternoon at Roadrunner Field. With the win, GCU tied the three-game series at one apiece going into Sunday’s finale.


Grand Canyon 6-4
UTSA 5-6

Coming up

Series finale, Grand Canyon at UTSA, Sunday, 1 p.m.