UHV headed to NAIA nationals
JACKSON, Tenn. - Things weren't looking good for the University of Houston-Victoria baseball team on Saturday against Lambuth.
Lambuth put up 8 runs in the top of the first inning off Casey Newman and Rex Garner.
They fought back, however, and trailed 11-9 going into the bottom of the eighth inning when they exploded for eight runs of their own. UHV eventually won 17-13 to advance to the national tournament.
Austin Kent scored four runs in the game and was named tournament MVP.
The rest of the offense was potent on Saturday as well: Ryan Gilbert, John Longoria, David Baker, Anthony Phillips and Joseph Briones each had multiple hits and multiple RBI.
In the double-elimination tournament, UHV didn't lose a single game.
UHV 17, Lambuth 13
Lambuth 820 001 002 - 13 17 5
UHV 222 003 08x - 17 18 3
Ebinger, Wright (7), Fike (8), Keel (8), Laabs (8) and Bird. Newman, Garner (1), Graves (2), Stevens (6), Gomez (8), Ontiveros (9) and Quintanilla. WP: Bobby Gomez. LP: Matt Fike. Highlights: Austin Kent 1-4, 2B, 4 R; Ryan Gilbert 3-6, 2 RBI; John Longoria 3-6, HR, 4 RBI; David Baker 4-6, 3 2B, 2 RBI; Anthony Phillips 2-6, 2 RBI; Joseph Briones 2-4, 2 RBI.