San Antonio – St. Mary’s University broke up a one-run game with a 10-run fifth inning, helping the Rattlers defeat the 20th-ranked University of the Incarnate Word, 10-1, in Heartland Conference baseball action Wednesday afternoon at V.J. Keefe Field. UIW defeated the Rattlers 4-3 in the first game of the day.

Memo Cienfuegos held St. Mary’s without a hit over the first four innings of the game. But things unraveled quickly in the fifth inning. Weston Baros (Jr., San Antonio) doubled to break up the no-hitter and Reagan Moczygemba (Jr., Bulverde, Texas) followed with a triple to tie the game. The first six batters of the inning reached base, chasing Cienfuegos from the game. Josh McElroy (So., San Antonio) doubled home two runs, while Greg Herbst (Jr., San Antonio) smacked a three-run double and Jonathan Cisneros (Sr., San Antonio) brought home two runs with a single to wrap up the scoring.

One inning later rain halted play and the game was called shortly after that. Matt Holland (Jr., Shreveport, La.) picked up the win, allowing 1 run on 2 hits and 5 walks, while striking out 4 in the complete game. He is now 8-2 with the victory.

In the first game of the day, Incarnate Word finally ended a pitcher’s duel with a run in the top of the 10th inning for a 4-3 victory. Baros led the way offensively with two RBI singles, while Moczygemba had three base hits. Sammy Rivas (Jr., San Antonio) suffered the loss, despite allowing just 1 unearned run on 1 hit, while striking out 5. He dropped to 3-1.

With the split, St. Mary’s is now 29-14 overall and 26-12 in Heartland Conference play. UIW is 32-10 and 30-8. The two teams will meet again on Thursday with a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. at V.J. Keefe Field.

Incarnate Word 4, St. Mary’s 3 (Apr 14, 2010 at San Antonio, TX) (Game 1)
Incarnate Word…… 000 300 000 1 –  4 10  0      (32-9, 30-7)
St. Mary’s (Texas).. 020 100 000 0 –  3  9  3      (28-14, 25-12)
Pitchers: Incarnate Word – Jewasko; Caballero(7). St. Mary’s (Texas) – Alfonso Maldonado; Sammy Rivas(7).
Win-Caballero(5-1)  Loss-Sammy Rivas(3-1)  T-2:59  A-250

St. Mary’s 10, Incarnate Word 1 (Apr 14, 2010 at San Antonio, TX) (Game 2)
Incarnate Word…… 000 01   0  –  1  2  0      (32-10, 30-8)
St. Mary’s (Texas).. 000 0(10)0  – 10  6  0      (29-14, 26-12)
Pitchers: Incarnate Word – Cienfuegos; Vasquez (5); McCarty (5). St. Mary’s (Texas) – Matt Holland.
Win-Matt Holland (8-2)  Loss-Cienfuegos (8-2)  T-2:10  A-250
Cienfuegos faced 6 batters in the 5th.
McCarty faced 1 batter in the 6th.

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