SAN ANTONIO, TX– Marshall salvaged the final game of the weekend with a 5-2 win over UTSA. With the win, coach Jeff Waggoner became the second winningest coach in Marshall history with 171 career victories.
Waggoner relied on his bullpen throughout the contest. Redshirt Sophomore Lance Elder got the start and last three innings allowing a run on four hits. Elder started nine Sunday games as a freshman in 2012.
“It felt right at home like I never missed a beat,” Elder said of his start. “I just want to keep helping the team win anyway possible, because at this point wins are what matters.”
Offensively, Marshall was led by Robert Fajardo, Chase Vogelbach and Aaron Bossi who were each 2-for-4 at the plate.
“It was a good team win, and I just try to do anything I can to help us win,” Fajardo said. “We have to keep it rolling into this week.
Reliever Clint Wilson (Cedar Park, Texas) picked up his second win of the year after 2.1 innings of work, scattering two hits and fanning two.
Redshirt senior Ryan Hopkins (Sardinia, Ohio) grabbed his second save of the season. The righty needs just one more to enter the All-Time Saves list.
Marshall returns to action Tuesday, April 15 when the Herd travels to Akron for a midweek contest. The Herd faced the Zips earlier in the season, picking up a 5-2 victory.