April 18, 2008
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The UTSA Roadrunners used a four-run first inning and an eight-inning start from Stephen Vasquez to cruise to a 9-1 victory over the SFA Lumberjacks in the series opener on Friday.
UTSA (26-12, 12-4) scored four runs in the first inning - all with two outs - against SFA (14-22, 3-12) starter Erik Gregersen and never trailed the entire way. Vasquez retired the first seven batters he faced, and actually faced the minimum amount until midway through the fourth. He picked up his seventh win on the year while going eight innings with eight strikeouts and only one walk.
Gregersen was shouldered with his second loss of the year, despite sitting down eight straight `Runners in the middle portion of his six-inning stint. He struck out five of his career-high seven batters in a six-batter span through the third frame.
The `Jacks scored their only run in the fifth inning when Noel Trevino led off with the first of his two hits, a single to center field, and eventually moved up to third after a stolen base and a ground out. Jeff Brewer then brought him home with a bunt single to the right side with two outs, but Kai Kirby grounded out on a bunt of his own just one batter later to end the SFA rally.
SFA and UTSA continue their series on Saturday with a 2:00 p.m. start that can be heard live on KSFA 860 AM.