UTB/TSC staged rallies in the late innings in both the 6-3 and 4-1 doubleheader wins over Huston-Tillotson University Friday night at Scorpion Field.
With the wins, UTB/TSC is now 13-6 overall and 8-0 in Red River Athletic Conference games. HTU is 2-5 and 0-3.
The two teams play another doubleheader at 12 noon Saturday. The first game will be a nine-inning conference game while the second will be a seven-inning non-conference game.
Scorpions 6, Rams 3 (first game)
UTB/TSC trailed early, 2-0, before Zach Cordia got the offense untracked with his fourth homer of the season. The Scorpions tied the game in the fifth, 2-2, but HTU regained the lead in the top of the sixth, 3-2. UTB/TSC then scored four runs in the sixth to regain the lead for good.
Scorpions 4, Rams 1 (second game)
Marcos de Leon (3-1) threw 112 pitches in eight strong innings, striking out 11 batters and walking three. He allowed only four hits, and the single run he allowed was unearned. Matt Leffler pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save.
UTB/TSC scored twice in the first inning and held the 2-0 lead until the sixth. HTU scored its lone unearned run in the sixth, yet the game remained tight until the bottom of the eighth. Gus Henggeler iced the game with a bases-loaded two-run single down the left field line to make it 4-1.
The Scorpions had only six hits, two by Colby Henscey, who also scored twice.