UTSA Takes Series: Defeats Cowboys 3-0

LAKE CHARLES-(KPLC) Tyler McDonald hurled one of the better games of the season for McNeese State on Saturday but his teammates couldn't come up with the hits and UTSA posted a 3-0 victory on the one-hit pitching of Justin Anderson.

It was the second straight win for the Roadrunners over the Cowboys after McNeese had opened the series with a 3-2, 15 inning victory on Thursday.  UTSA posted a 4-3 victory on Friday.

The loss dropped the Cowboys record to 12-17 overall and their Southland Conference mark to 8-7 and left UTSA at 13-19 overall and 5-10 in loop play.

The game was one of the fastest in Cowboy history, taking only one hour and 38 minutes.

The speed of the game was mainly due to the pitching of both McDonald and UTSA's Anderson.  Anderson, now 2-1,  also hurled a complete game and he gave up only one hit while striking out five Cowboys.

The Roadrunners had opened the scoring in the first inning on a home run by Matthew James.  They came back with a run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Horacio Correa.

The third and final UTSA run was scored in the seventh inning on a double by John Bormann.

McNeese's McDonald hurled his first complete game, giving up five hits, walking two and striking out two.  He evened his record at 2-2.

The Cowboys only hit came in the sixth inning when Matt Williams led off the frame with a single.  That was also the only inning that McNeese, which only had two hits in Friday's loss,   left a runner on base.

Williams was the lone base runner that Anderson allowed the entire game, the UTSA hurler facing only 28 batters for the afternoon.

Both pitches tossed mainly strikes, Anderson tossing 37 strikes in 53 pitches and McDonald 33 strikes in 52 tosses.

McNeese will be on the road next week for four games.  The Cowboys play at UNO on Tuesday and then begin a three game league series at Stephen F. Austin on April 13.

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