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Patriots' season ends with 3-2 Loss to HPU in ASC Tourney

AUSTIN, May 9, 2014— The UT Tyler baseball team dropped a close 3-2 game to Howard Payne on Thursday morning, and was eliminated from the 2014 American Southwest Conference baseball tournament.  The Patriots finished the season with a 16-26 overall record.

The Patriots found themselves down 2-0 after the top of the first, as Howard Payne (20-22) scored two on a Kulczyk double.

UT Tyler cut the lead in half in the fourth, as Buddy McCoy reached base on a single and stole second.  McCoy would score on a Derick Smith single, making the score 2-1 Yellow Jackets.

HPU would go up 3-1 in the top of the eighth, but the Patriots would add another run in the bottom half of the inning on a Billy Lirely sac-fly.

That would be as close as UT Tyler would get, as the Jackets' reliever would hold the Patriots scoreless in the ninth.

UT Tyler ends the season with a 16-26 record.


Article by Jeff Williford

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