February 15, 2011
San Antonio – The Rattlers’ baseball team bounced back in a big way Tuesday.
Eager to wipe out the bad taste of dropping a series last weekend, St. Mary’s bounced back with a come-from-behind, 11-8 victory at Incarnate Word on Tuesday.
Knotted up at 8-8 in the top of the ninth, designed hitter Greg Herbst (Sr., San Antonio) drove in the go-ahead run on a single up the middle and first baseman Tyler Migl (Jr., San Antonio) homered as part of a three-run inning that sealed the victory.
Earlier, St. Mary’s (5-3, 3-0 in Heartland Conference) erased a 3-0 deficit with an eight-run fifth inning.
Herbst went 2 for 6 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Migl went 2 for 2 with an RBI and two runs scored while also drawing three walks. Catcher Ryan Morrow (Sr., Bulverde, Texas) went 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored, and leftfielder Josh McElroy (Jr., Helotes, Texas), second baseman Weston Baros (Sr., San Antonio) and right fielder Billy Richard (So., Schertz, Texas) all drove in a run.
The impressive victory came days after going 1-2 against Arkansas-Fort Smith, a series the Rattlers were eager to put behind them.
And did they ever – even doing so in their first road game, no less.
Pitcher Skye Severns (Jr., Claremont, Calif.) got the start in a no-decision, striking out four and allowing six earned runs in 5 1/3 solid innings. Reliever Sammy Rivas (Sr., San Antonio) picked up the victory, his first of the year. He struck out three, didn’t allow a run and yielded just a single hit in 2 2/3 innings.