SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Midland University baseball battled back from an early deficit, scoring three runs late in the game, to earn a 4-3 win over (RV) Our Lady of the Lake University on Thursday night. The Warriors improve to 5-6 on the year while the Saints drop to 1-6.
Inside the Numbers
OLLU hit the ground running in the opening frame as the leadoff batter tripled to the right-center. The Warriors worked around an offensive threat by intentionally walking the number three batter in the line-up, but the clean-up hitter executed his job with a three-run blast to right field. The Warriors got out of the inning without allowing another run to cross the plate.
After the three-run first inning, James Scurto held the Saints scoreless, letting his defense do the work behind him. Midland’s offense wore down the Saints starter and pounce when their opportunity to arise.
That moment came in the fifth inning as Kyle Weber singled to center and scored on a triple from Chase Reynolds. OLLU’s starter got out of the inning on an infield double play but was pulled from the game after throwing 89 pitches.
The Warriors’ offensive momentum carried over into the sixth where a single from Weber pushed a run across a pair of runs to bring the score to 3-3. Midland found the eventual game-winner in the seventh. After Gavin Manheimer led off the inning with a single to right, he made his way to third after a throwing error. Then, Peyton Garbers executed a sac fly to the left to bring across the go-ahead run.
- Kyle Weber: 3-of-4, 2 RBI, 1 3B
- Chase Reynolds: 2-of-5, 1 RBI, 1 3B, 1 SB
- Pitching Staff: 9 Hits, 6 K, 8 scoreless innings
Midland (5-6) will take on Southwestern Assemblies of God University for a doubleheader on Saturday. First pitch for game one is set for 1:00 p.m. with game two to follow. The teams met last in 2015 with the Warriors going 2-0 by scores of 13-2 and 12-4.