Could 18, 2019 – EDINBURG, Texas – The College of Texas Rio Grande Valley baseball group received its first Western Athletic Convention (WAC) Championship and clinched the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye within the WAC Event by beating Utah Valley College (UVU) 12-2 in eight innings to shut out the common season on Saturday at UTRGV Baseball Stadium.
The win, coupled with California Baptist’s 9-Four win at New Mexico State, permits UTRGV (34-19, 19-Eight WAC), California Baptist and New Mexico State to completed tied for first place as co-WAC Champions.
That is this system’s first convention championship on the NCAA Division I stage and first since 1955, when this system was a co-Large State Convention Champion.
UTRGV opens the WAC Event on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Hohokam Stadium, the spring coaching residence of the Oakland A’s, in Mesa, Ariz. UTRGV will face the very best accessible seed among the many winners of Wednesday’s opening spherical video games between No. Three Sacramento State and No. 6 UVU (14-39, 9-18 WAC) and No. Four Grand Canyon and No. 5 CSU Bakersfield.
That is the second time UTRGV has been the No. 2 seed within the WAC Event after incomes the spot in 2014.
UTRGV finishes the common season with a program report 19 convention wins. The 34 general wins are this system’s most since 1991 (37).
UTRGV was held scoreless over the primary seven innings. Junior Tyler Torres led off the seventh with a house run, after which the flood gates opened. UTRGV put two on with one out, establishing a game-tying single by junior Coleman Grubbs towards Logan Petet (1-1). Then, with two outs, junior Conrado Diaz hit the go-ahead single, senior Anthony Gomez walked, junior Christian Sepulveda hit a two-run single, Torres hit an RBI-single, after which two runs scored on wild pitches to place UTRGV up Eight-2.
UTRGV loaded the bases with no one out within the eighth, establishing bases loaded walks by Gomez and Torres. Sepulveda received plunked to force-in a run between the walks. Junior Hunter Lessard adopted with a sacrifice fly to present UTRGV its third-straight walk-off win.
That made a winner of senior Jerred Quartier (Three-2), who struck out three in two scoreless innings of aid.