UTSA took on a Texas rival and got a successful result as they managed a 3-2 win over Houston at Cougar Field on Wednesday night.
Alyssa Vordenbaum got the win as she only allowed two unearned runs on four hits which gave UTSA their first win against Houston since 2006.
Sierra Sproul was the offensive leader for UTSA as she managed two hits thanks to two singles, leading a seven hit offense.
Houston got off to a good start as they took the lead in the second innings. Hayley Outon opened with a single to left before an error on a sacrifice bunt advanced her to third before Taylor Duplechain stole second but both runners got home after a sacrifice fly from Julia Pecina and a Kayla Holland single gave Houston a 2-0 lead.
The Cougars had a solid defense until giving up the lead as UTSA managed a three run fifth inning.
Paige Hamilton got on base after being hit by a pitch before UTSA eventually loaded the bases after an Alex Ramirez single and a walk to Courtney Buchanan.
Megan Low walked up with the bases loaded and got UTSA on the board as she recorded her 16th RBI by being hit by the pitch.
UTSA then took the lead after Reina Gaber couldn’t catch Sproul’s fly ball which allowed Ramirez and Courtney Buchman to both get home as they took a 3-2 lead.
UTSA could well have doubled their lead in the sixth as they managed to have runners on first and second with one out but a good pitching effort from Summer Groholski forced a fielder’s choice and strike out to get Houston out of the jam.
Houston went 1-2-3 in the sixth before an error gave them a chance to send the game to extras after an error but couldn’t find a run as UTSA closed out for a 3-2 win.
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