San Antonio – St. Edward’s University rallied from deficits of 4-0 in the first game and 5-2 in the second game to sweep 21st-ranked St. Mary’s University, 6-4, 8-6, in a Heartland Conference baseball doubleheader Friday afternoon at V.J. Keefe Memorial Stadium.
In the first game the Rattlers scored three runs in the first inning off Hilltopper starter Patrick Colgan. Jonathon Cisneros (So., San Antonio) brought home two runs with an RBI single and Michael Brzezinski (Jr., Helotes) also had an RBI double as the Rattlers took the big early lead. The next inning Bobby Freeman (Sr., Fair Oaks Ranch) came home on an error off the bat of Jonathon Rosfeld (Fr., San Antonio).
But that was all that the Rattlers would get against the Hilltoppers. They had three hits in the first two innings, but just one over the last five innings. A two-run single by Drew Cross in the top of the sixth inning gave the Hilltoppers their first lead of the game at 6-4.
Colgan improved to 3-1 on the season, while Braxton Watson (Jr., Spring) took his first loss as a Rattler to fall to 2-1.
In the second game the story was much the same. The Rattlers took the early lead with a three-run fourth inning to go up 5-2. Colin Stock (Fr., Klamath Falls, Ore.) singled home one run, while Rosfeld drew a bases-loaded walk and Danny Cantu (Jr., Laredo) singled home another run. The next inning Stock smacked another run-scoring single to make the score 6-3. In the seventh inning the Hilltoppers completed their second straight comeback win when Mike Hancock singled home a run and Bradley Goldsmith scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 6-6. A bunt single by Dexter Moreno scored Hancock with the winning run.
Brent Davis came on in relief to pick up his first win of the season, while Michael Villarreal dropped to 2-2 with the loss.
With the losses the Rattlers fell to 9-3 overall and 7-2 in Heartland Conference play this season. St. Edward’s won its 10th straight game and is now 10-3 overall, 9-0 in HC play. The teams will wrap up their three-game series with a single game on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m.