UTSA heads to Boca Raton to face FAU

SAN ANTONIO – UTSA’s baseball team is set to continue its six-game road trip this weekend as the Roadrunners travel to Boca Raton, Florida to face off with C-USA opponent FAU.

The series will be played over the March 25 weekend and features the C-USA preseason No. 5 team, FAU. FAU (14-8), was voted one spot higher than UTSA (12-8) was in the preseason poll.

The two squads share no common opponents, but FAU has quality wins over programs such as Minnesota, Michigan, Seton Hall and Southern Miss.

This will be the seventh series between the two schools with the Owls holding a 4-2 series advantage and a 13-7 overall advantage over UTSA. The Roadrunners are 1-5 against FAU in games played in Boca Raton.

UTSA enters the weekend series coming off of a midweek loss against the Baylor Bears. The Roadrunners led down 2-1 until the bottom of the ninth when Baylor put two on the board and used a walk-off, bases-loaded walk to win the game.

The Roadrunners used six different pitchers in the game and limited Baylor to just six hits on the day. The UTSA offense produced five hits and scored both runs in the top of the second inning thanks to RBIs by both Garrett Poston and Jonathan Tapia

The Owls enter this weekend’s series coming off of a weekday loss against Miami. Florida Atlantic is played 1-4 in its last five games.

Miscellaneous Notes

  • UTSA enters the weekend series having the fifth-highest batting average (.298) in all of Conference USA and ranks 38th nationally.
  • UTSA has scored 10 or more runs in eight of their 20 games so far on the season and has outscored their opponents 155-106.
    • The Roadrunners are the fifth highest-scoring team in C-USA
  • catcher Sammy Diaz currently owns the third-best batting average in Conference USA as he’s hitting .425. That batting average ranks 42nd nationally.
  • pitcher Luke Malone owns the lowest ERA in all of Conference USA with a 0.78. That ERA ranks ninth nationally.
  • Senior Outfielder Ian Bailey is second among CUSA players with eight home runs on the year. Bailey is also fifth in the conference in slugging percentage.

Weekend Information
Friday, March 25 at 5:30 pm

RHP, R-Jr. Luke Malone (0.78 ERA) vs. LHP, Sr. Hunter Cooley (4.11 ERA)
Saturday, March 26 at 3 pm

RHP, So. Ulises Quiroga (6.48 ERA) vs. RHP, So. Tibur Rivero (4.88 ERA)
Sunday, March 27 at 11 am

RHP, Fr. Braden Davis (4.05 ERA) vs. LHP, Sr. Tyler Burnham (3.37 ERA)

The games will take place at FAU Stadium and will be broadcast on CUSA.tv.

UP NEXT: UTSA will conclude its six-game road trip this week, as the Roadrunners have two midweek games on back-to-back nights. UTSA will play at UIW on Tuesday, March 29 and follow that up with a trip to Fort Worth on Wednesday, March 30 as they face TCU.

– UTSA –

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