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Roadrunners fall to Baylor, Stanford in NCAA Regional play

(June 6, 2005)--The fairy-tale finish to the UTSA baseball season ended Sunday in Waco, Texas, with a 6-2 loss to perennial baseball powerhouse Stanford.

The Roadrunners faced the Stanford Cardinal in the 11 a.m. elimination game of the double-elimination Waco Regional. UTSA starter Steven Vasquez kept the Cardinal off balance through the first few innings, before the Stanford squad managed to manufacture a run in the third, scoring on a sacrifice fly to left field.

Stanford left fielder Chris Lewis added a bit of insurance in the fifth with a solo shot to left, but it was first baseman John Mayberry who put the game out of reach. With two outs and Michael Taylor at second, the Roadrunners gave an intentional pass to clean-up hitter Jed Lowrie to get to Mayberry. Mayberry then hammered a three-run home run to left.

Michael McKennon put UTSA on the board in the seventh with a two-run blast to right.

The Roadrunners nearly matched Stanford in hits, but never managed to string them together, stranding seven runners. San Antonio native Matt Manship came on in the seventh to snuff out the last UTSA rally.

The loss followed on the heels of an 8-3 loss to host Baylor Saturday night. The Bears are the No. 4 national seed in the NCAA Tournament. Junior shortstop Ryan Crew led the Roadrunners at the plate during the two games, going 5 for 7.

The NCAA Regional appearance marked the second for UTSA in school history and the first since 1994.

Read more at the UTSA Athletics Web site.

--Leigh Anne Gullett

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