Baseball shows resilience going 1-2 in San Antonio

By SHAYNE GOTTLOB Sportswriter

The Jackrabbits baseball team lost two games of a three game road series with the University of Texas at San Antonio this weekend, pushing SDSU’s record to 6-5 on the season. 

SDSU lost the first game on Friday while splitting the Saturday doubleheader.

Head coach David Schrage knew the weekend would be a tough bout for the Jackrabbits, especially the Friday night game.

“We talked to the guys a lot about when you play Friday games. On Fridays, you are always going to face the opponent’s ace,” Schrage said. “It usually is low scoring games. We just gave up too many free bases.” SDSU lost the Friday night game 5-1.

Saturday was a new day, and the Jackrabbits played better compared to the previous night.

“I thought we played really well on Saturday. We found a way to win in a tough situation,” Schrage said regarding the extra inning contest, which SDSU won 7-6 in the 10th inning. 

The Jackrabbits went into the bottom of the ninth inning in the second game with a 6-2 lead. The win was within reach with only one more out needed, but the lead faded as fast as the baseball screamed over the fence when R.J. Perucki smashed a grand slam for UTSA. 

SDSU recovered from the shot and managed to seal the win in extra innings. 

“I was really proud of our guys who found a way to win it in the 10th,” Schrage said. “We showed great resiliency in a really tough environment in a tough situation. … All and all, we played a really tough opponent, and I was pleased with the weekend in general,” he said.

SDSU’s next opponent is Presbyterian (S.C.) on March 7, and the game will be played in the Snowbird Invitational, which is held at Port Charlotte, Fla.