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2020 VAQUEROS
2020 VAQUEROS
2020 VAQUEROS
2020 VAQUEROS
2020 VAQUEROS
2020 VAQUEROS

2020 VAQUEROS

After starting the season off with two straight wins over the Big 12’s Kansas State, then buzz was growing for the UTRGV baseball team. Then, with an amazingly tough schedule with teams like Oklahoma State, which swept a three-game series, UTRGV dropped seven of its next eight games before its most recent three games against South Dakota State In its most recent game, the one that clinched the four-game series against South Dakota State, the Vaqueros scored four runs in the eighth to come from behind and beat the Jackrabbits on Sundayat UTRGV Baseball Stadium and take the series 3-to-1. The Vaqueros (6-7) trailed 7-4 with one out in the eighth when junior Jacob Hirsh doubled and graduate student Andy Atwood singled to put runners on the corners against Bret Barnett (0-3). A wild pitch scored a run and advanced Atwood to second. Senior Conrado Diaz hit an RBI-single on the next pitch and then senior Christian Sepulveda singled to knock out Barnett. Junior Freddy Rojas Jr. greeted Drew Beazley with an RBI-single to tie the game. A wild pitch then scored Sepulveda to give the Vaqueros the lead. That made a winner of junior Edinburg alum John Henry Gonzalez (1-1), who struck out two in the eighth. Junior Ricky Gerik Jr. struck out one in a perfect ninth for his first save. Diaz finished 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI. Atwood went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Hirsh finished 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored. The Vaqueros jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first as senior Coleman Grubbs scored on a wild pitch. The Jackrabbits (2-9) scored the next six runs of the game, though, starting in the second when Luke Ira homered and Landon Badger hit an RBI-double. Beazley hit an RBI-double in the third. In the fourth, Braeden Brown hit into a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded, but after the out was recorded at the plate, the throw to first sailed into right field, allowing two runs to score and Brown to advance to third. Ryan McDonald followed with an RBI-single to make the score 6-1. In the bottom of the fourth, the Vaqueros drew four-straight walks with two outs, the last of which was by Atwood to force-in a run. Diaz followed with a two-run single to bring the Vaqueros within 6-4. Three UTRGV relievers combined for three hitless innings, as juniors Tyler ...

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