Following a tough loss to in-state rival University of Memphis, the Skyhawks came out against Evansville, hit well and ended with a 8-3 victory on March 20.
After a scoreless first inning and allowing no hits in the top of the second, the Skyhawks totaled five hits and three runs to give themselves an early 3-0 advantage.
In the third inning, the Skyhawks didn’t allow a single hit and added two more runs to give them a 5-0 lead.
After watching the Skyhawks seemingly get out to a lead that Evansville wouldn’t be able to come back from, the Purple Aces scored three quick runs in the top of the forth inning. The next two innings were very quiet with only two hits between the teams.
UTM would continue increasing their lead throughout the next three innings, scoring three times and allowing zero runs.
“It was good to come out today and get a big win after such a tough game yesterday,” UTM head coach Bubba Cates said.
“We got some runs early and after Evansville cut it to two, we were able to manufacture some runs late to give us some breathing room and those runs proved to be important when you look at the final score.”
There were four players with a multi-hit game: senior Grant Glasser, Byron Johann, freshman Luis Paublini and Brent Morris all totaled two hits. With his first hit in the second inning, Johann extended his hitting streak to eight-straight games. The Skyhawks had three players who had two runs for the Skyhawks: Glasser, Paublini and senior Matt Haynes.