UTRGV Baseball Rallies Past Seattle U

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BELLEVUE, Wash. – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) baseball team scored twice in the seventh and four times in the eighth to come from behind and Seattle U 6-2 on Saturday at Bannerwood Park.

Down 2-0 in the seventh, UTRGV (19-20, 5-6 WAC) loaded the bases with two outs to knock out Seattle U (24-11, 7-4 WAC) starter Jake Prizina. Sophomore Elijah Alexander welcomed Nathan Bonck (1-1) with a two-run single up the middle to tie the game.

Then, with one out in the eighth, junior Conrad McMahon hit a pinch-hit two-run double down the left field line and senior Noah Lee followed with a two-run home run to put UTRGV up 6-2.

Lee posted his second-straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-4. Junior Ryan Fish and sophomore Tyler Torres also went 2-for-4 as the bottom four spots in the UTRGV lineup combined to go 7-for-17 (.412).

That made a winner of senior PSJA alum Jorge Flores (6-3), who struck out five while allowing two runs on five hits and three walks in seven innings.

Seattle U scored its runs in the third on a two-run single by Jake Cosgrove.

Junior Nikki Rowe alum Ryan Jackson closed out the game with two perfect innings, striking out two.

UTRGV and Seattle U wrap up the series on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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