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Big Start Paces UT-Tyler to Win Over LeTourneau


The 3rd-ranked University of Texas at Tyler baseball team used 10 runs in the first four innings of Friday night’s game at Irwin Field to turn back LeTourneau, 12-6, in American Southwest Conference action.

UT Tyler (25-6, 8-2) opened the game with five straight hits and went on to record five runs in the inning.

The Patriots scored one run in the third, four runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to cap their scoring at twelve.

LeTourneau did not score until the fourth inning when they scored two runs. The YellowJackets went on to add two more runs in both the sixth and seventh innings, but the Patriots struck out four of the final six batters to put an end to any thought of a comeback by LeTourneau.

Junior Nathan Skeen continued his breakout season by going 3-for-4 and recording seven putouts behind the plate without any errors.

Junior Austin Newell (Kennedale, Texas) and senior Brock Lemire (Nederland, Texas) both went 3-for-5 on the night with Newell recording two RBIs and a run and Lemire recording two runs and a RBI.

Senior pitcher Lex Wolfe (Lakewood, N.J.) moved to 4-0 on the season by allowing just four earned runs over 6.2 innings with three strikeouts.

The Patriots and YellowJackets will return to Irwin Field to close out the three-game ASC East series with a doubleheader that is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Texas-Tyler 12, LeTourneau 6 (Apr 03, 2009 at Tyler, TX)
LeTourneau………. 000 202 200 – 6 11 0 (11-14, 3-7)
Texas-Tyler……… 501 420 00X – 12 17 2 (25-6, 8-2)
Pitchers: LeTourneau – Ed Hurta; Nic Morgan(6). Texas-Tyler – Lex Wolfe; Grant Campbell(7);
James Alvarado(9).
Win-Lex Wolfe(4-0) Loss-Ed Hurta(3-4) T-2:34 A-478
HR LETU-B – Ed Hurta.

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