UTRGV Baseball falls at Northern Colorado in Middle Game of Series

GREELEY, Colo. – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) baseball team dropped the second game of a three-game series to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) 6-4 on Saturday at Jackson Field.

Sophomore Coleman Grubbs led UTRGV (21-26, 6-11 WAC) offensively with his second-straight three-hit game, going 3-for-5 with a run scored. Sophomore Elijah Alexander went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.

UTRGV jumped on Troy Watson (3-2) right away, with junior Roger Varela III hitting an RBI-single and sophomore Tyler Torres lacing a two-run single in the first.

UNC (25-21, 8-12 WAC) got two back against junior Chase Adams (4-4) in the bottom of the inning on an RBI-triple by Jack Pauley and an error that allowed Pauley to score.

UNC tied the game in the third on an RBI-single by Matt Burkart before Brett Minnick hit a three-run home run in the fifth to give UNC a 6-3 lead.

Junior McAllen Memorial alum Juan Carreon II came in and pitched a career-high 3.1 scoreless innings, striking out two, and Alexander doubled home a run in the seventh to bring UTRGV within two, but Connor Leedholm pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save.

UTRGV and UNC play the final game of this three-game series on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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