HUNTSVILLE – Right fielder Tyler Carpenter and left fielder Aaron Powell each produced three hits to lead Texas-San Antonio to a 12-0 victory over Sam Houston State in the first contest of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series Friday night at Don Sanders Stadium.
UTSA totaled 12 runs on 14 hits and three Bearkat errors. Only five of the Roadrunners’ runs were earned. Powell and Lance Brown each had two RBIs.
Red Patterson (2-2) was the winning pitcher for UTSA, limiting Sam Houston to four hits. Jacob Howard (2-1) was the loser for the Bearkats.
The pair meet at 2 p.m. Saturday. The win was the 10th straight regular season victory by UTSA over Sam Houston State. The Bearkats defeated UTSA in post season play in 2007.
The Roadrunners started the scoring with two unearned runs in the top of the second. Jose Hernandez walked and Powell singled to open the inning. Hernandez scored on an error on an attempted sacrifice bunt by Brett Aguilar. Powell scored on a ground out by Brown.
UTSA added four more runs in the third inning as Hernandez, Powell and Aguilar had RBI singles and Powell stole home to put the Roadrunners up 6-0.
Michael Rockett led off the fifth with a double, then scored on a single by Powell to start a six-run inning. Brown and Tyler Carpenter had RBI singles and Marshall Davis produced a sacrifice fly.