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WAC Baseball Recaps - April 21
Courtesy: Seattle U
UTSA 8, Sacramento State 5
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SAN ANTONIO — (UTSA Media Relations) Daniel Rockett broke a 5-5 tie with two outs in the bottom of the eighth by hammering a three-run homer over the fence in left center and UTSA held on to defeat Sacramento State, 8-5, and clinch the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) series on Sunday afternoon at Roadrunner Field.

The Roadrunners (21-18, 6-8 WAC) overcame a 4-1 deficit to upend the Hornets (22-17, 8-7 WAC) in the rubber game of the set.

New Mexico State 5, Louisiana Tech 1
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RUSTON, La. –(NMSU Media Relations) The New Mexico State baseball team (22-18) moved above .500 in Western Athletic Conference play after defeating Louisiana Tech 5-1 in game one of a doubleheader at J.C. Love Field in Ruston, La., Sunday, April 21.  The Aggies are now 8-7 in WAC play.

NM State scored its five runs on nine hits as the Aggie defense played clean baseball without committing an error.  The Bulldogs tallied one run on nine hits and left multiple runners on base.  Starting pitcher Ryan Beck earned the win after he worked 6.0 innings and allowed just one run. He is now 5-3 on the year with 60 K’s on the year. Beck joins senior right-hander Adam Mott as the only Aggie pitchers with 60-plus strikeouts on the year.

New Mexico State 4, Louisiana Tech 1 (7)
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RUSTON, La. – (NMSU Media Relations)  The New Mexico State baseball team (23-18) swept Louisiana Tech after winning 4-1 in game two of a doubleheader, Sunday, April 21 at J.C. Love Field in Ruston, La.

Freshman Kevin Carswell got the win in the seven-inning non-conference affair, working 6.2 innings and is now 1-0 on the year. He held the Bulldogs scoreless until a La. Tech hitter tallied a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh.  Trey Higginbotham came in for Carswell, but faced just one batter after allowing a walk.  Freshman Kevin Piersol was given the save as he entered the game with bases loaded and the tying run on first. Piersol threw just one pitch and got the out on a groundout to the Aggie shortstop.

Dallas Baptist 7, CSU Bakersfield 3
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Bakersfield, Calif. -- (DBU Media Relations) Needing a win to avoid the first sweep in school history to a WAC opponent, the Dallas Baptist Patriots (21-19, 8-7) got a quality start from Cody Beam and fantastic relief work from Michael Smith to pull out a 7-3 win over conference-leading CSU-Bakersfield (27-14, 11-4). Beam (3-0) worked 5.2 innings to pick up the win, allowing two earned runs on four hits while striking out six. Smith worked the final 3.1 innings for his fourth save of the season, allowing no runs and two hits.
The Patriots opened the scoring in the second inning to take their first lead of the series. Justin Wall drew a leadoff walk and scored one batter later on a Chane Lynch triple. Austin Listi singled through the left side to score Lynch and, after a Nash Knight single, Ronnie Mitchell picked up two more RBI with a triple of his own to right centerfield to give DBU an early 4-0 lead.

Seattle U 5, UT Arlington 0
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Bellevue, Wash. - (SU Media Relations) Junior lefthander Andrew Olson (Enumclaw, Wash.) threw a four-hit shutout to lead the Seattle University baseball team past UT Arlington, 5-0, in a Western Athletic Conference contest Sunday afternoon at Bannerwood Park.

Olson, whose longest outing previous to Sunday was a seven-inning performance at Cal Poly Feb. 22, threw 124 pitches, 80 of them for strikes, as he struck out eight Maverick batters while walking only one. After giving up a leadoff bunt single in the first inning, he set down 14 straight batters and did not allow an opposing runner past second base after the opening frame.

Texas State 11, San Jose State 5
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San Jose, Calif. – (TXST Media Relations) Texas State put up an eye-popping 19 hits in the Sunday game against San Jose State for the team's first win on the west coast this season. The Bobcats used three hits from three separate players to bombard the Spartans on the final day of the series, 11-5. Texas State improved to 9-6 in conference action with the win.
The Bobcats wasted no time, starting out on point with four runs in the top of the first Sunday. Kevin Sah, one of the Bobcats with three hits, scored the first of four of his run in the opening inning. He singled through the left side and stole second. On a groundout he took third and Cody Lovejoy brought him in with a single up the middle, part of a two-RBI day for Lovejoy.
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