78
      Tuesday
      85 / 72
      Wednesday
      84 / 71
      Thursday
      86 / 65

      Northern Colorado Sweeps Pair From Baseball Broncs

      The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs baseball team fell to the University of Northern Colorado Bears 7-5 in 14 innings of game one of a doubleheader on Sunday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

      It was the Broncs TM (27-17, 14-9 GWC) second longest game of the season.

      The Broncs led 5-3 after four innings, but the Bears (24-26, 14-9 GWC) scored single runs in the seventh and eighth innings to tie the game. Zach Zouzalik (7-2) took over for the Broncs on the mound, pitching 5.2 scoreless innings. In the 14th, however, Ryan Yamane led off with a double and Tony Crudo hit an RBI-triple. Casey Coy followed with an RBI-single to make it 7-5.

      Zouzalik ended up pitching six innings, his longest outing of the season, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out five.

      That made a winner of Jess Amede (5-3), who pitched four scoreless innings, allowing two hits while striking out one.

      The Bears got on the board against Michael Zouzalik in the first. With runners at first and second and two outs, Colby Harrison reached on catcher TMs interference. Adrian Schenk followed with an RBI-single to center. Angel Ibanez bobbled the ball and then threw it away, allowing two more runs to score to make it 3-0.

      The Broncs got one of those runs back right away. Roger Bernal hit a one-out single and Mike McCarthy hit an RBI-double to make it 3-1.

      An inning later, Derek Hagy and Chris Torres hit led off with singles and were bunted ahead a base each. Shane Klemcke and Will Klausing followed with RBI-singles to tie the game at 3-3.

      Hagy and Torres got on base to start the fourth as well. Hagy walked and moved to third on a single by Torres. A wild pitch scored Hagy and a two-out RBI-single by Klausing brought Torres home to make it 5-3 Broncs.

      Torres finished 3-for-6 with two runs scored.

      Luis Flores turned in a strong outing in his first start of the season, but the University of Texas-Pan American Broncs baseball team fell to the University of Northern Colorado Bears 4-0 in game two of a doubleheader on Sunday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

      Flores (1-1) didn TMt allow a run through the first six innings, scattering three singles. In the seventh, however, Adrian Schenk led off with a single. After a sacrifice bunt, Taylor Anderson was hit by a pitch and Harrison Lambert hit an RBI-single. Another sacrifice bunt put runners at second and third and Casey Coy was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Dylan Badura came in out of the bullpen and gave up a two-run single to Adam Hilker and then hit Colby Harrison with a pitch to again load the bases. Nolan Atkins came in out of the bullpen and plunked Jensen Park to force in a run and make it 4-0 Bears (25-26, 15-9 GWC).

      That made a winner of Kevin Willman (1-2), who pitched six scoreless innings, scattering three hits and one walk while striking out one.

      Dan Talley pitched three scoreless innings for his first save.

      The Broncs (27-18, 14-10 GWC) had a few opportunities to score.

      In the first, the Broncs had runners at first and second with one out, but Mike McCarthy hit into a double play.

      Andy Fortuna singled and stole two bases in the sixth, but was stranded at third.

      The Broncs also had two on with one out in the eighth, but stranded runners at first and third.

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