UTSA rallies past UIW, 7-4, extends winning streak to six

By Jerry Briggs
Special for The JB Replay

The UTSA Roadrunners extended their winning streak to a season-high six games Tuesday afternoon with a 7-4 victory over the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals.

Within the six-game streak, the Roadrunners have played their last five games on the road and have won them all.

The Cardinals, playing at home at Sullivan Field on a sunny afternoon, took a 3-0 lead in the first inning against Roadrunners starter Fischer Kingsbery. Dalton Beck’s RBI single brought in the first run, and Ryan Scott followed with a two-run homer off the foul pole in right field.

The Roadrunners came alive with five runs in the fourth. First, Tye Odom ripped a two-run double. Then, Broc Parmer added an RBI single. Mason Lytle capped the uprising with a two-run single to right for a 5-3 lead.

Lytle went two for five to extend his batting streak to 15 games.

UTSA hasn’t lost since March 23 in a 14-10 setback at home to the then 10th-ranked East Carolina Pirates. Since then, the Roadrunners closed out an American Athletic Conference home series with a 6-5 victory over the Pirates.

A few days later, they started their road trek, winning 9-7 at Baylor, followed by a three-game AAC sweep at Tulane.

The Roadrunners won 6-3, 11-7 and 12-6 in New Orleans for their first sweep of a conference series on the road since the 2015 season.


UTSA 17-12
Incarnate Word 15-12

Coming up

(AAC) Charlotte at UTSA, Friday, 6 p.m.
(AAC) Charlotte at UTSA, Saturday, 2 p.m.
(AAC) Charlotte at UTSA, Sunday, 1 p.m.


Utility man Isaiah Walker, considered one of the ball club’s best players, played in a game for the first time since the second day of the regular season. Walker started at second base and went one for three at the plate. He last played on Feb. 17 at home against UT Arlington when he suffered a hamstring injury.

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