San Antonio – St. Mary’s pitcher Skye Severns maintained his spotless record on Tuesday, and he knew who to thank immediately after a 10-0 victory over Houston-Victoria.
“I owe a lot to my team,” he said. “They give me good run support every time I go out.”
On this night, eight runs in the first inning alone.
Leading the No. 8 Rattlers’ offensive arsenal in the run-rule victory at V.J. Keefe Memorial Stadium, second baseman Weston Baros (Sr., San Antonio) went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a run scored. Designated hitter Derek Moczygemba (So., Bulverde, Texas) and leftfielder Josh McElroy (Jr., Helotes, Texas) added two RBIs apiece.
With the victory, St. Mary’s coach Charlie Migl improved his career mark to 907-420, moving into 13th place on the all-time wins list for Division II coaches. With one more victory, he will move into a tie for 12th place.
Winners of 24 of its past 28 games, St. Mary’s (28-7) jumped on the Jaguars (21-19) early to give Severns (Jr., Claremont, Calif.) the kind of cushion he’s grown accustomed to enjoying.
The Rattlers sent 12 batters to the plate in the frame, scoring eight runs on five hits and an error.
Reagan Moczygemba (Sr., Bulverde, Texas) capped off the inning’s scoring frenzy with an RBI triple to left-center field.
Severns pitched five scoreless innings, striking out two and scattering five hits to improve to 5-0 on the season. Jonathan Perez (So., San Antonio) closed the game with two additional scoreless innings, before seeing the game stopped due to the run rule after seven.
St. Mary’s, ranked No. 8 and 10 in two national polls, will get back on the diamond later this week at Texas-Permian Basin. The Falcons will host the Rattlers for a three-game series, starting at 1 p.m. Friday. St. Mary’s leads the Heartland Conference with a 16-2 record.