Baseball Heads South for Two with UTPATEXAS A&M - CORPUS CHRISTI (8-5) AT TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (5-2)
Tuesday, March 8
Edinburg Baseball Stadium (1,000) • Edinburg, Texas
LIVE AUDIO/STATS: GoIslanders.com
Game 1 • 3 p.m.
ISLANDERS: RHP Ian Campbell (1-1, 3.78) | UTPA: TBA
ISLANDERS: RHP Sean Hoelscher (0-0, 9.00) | UTPA: TBA
THE FIRST PITCH
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team will head south on Tuesday for a doubleheader with Texas - Pan American, starting at 3 p.m. The Islanders enter the showdown with an 8-5 record after suffering a three-game sweep at the hands of Southland Conference favorite Texas State in Corpus Christi. Trey Hernandez hit a home run and drove in five in the weekend series.
Texas - Pan American enters the double dip with a 5-2 record after losing two midweek games at Texas A&M on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Broncs had the weekend off and will have their full complement of pitching heading into the twinbill against the Islanders. Stuart Macinnes leads UTPA with a .409 average on the season.
THE ALL-TIME SERIES
The Islanders and Broncs have faced off 54 times, splitting the all-time series 27-27. In Scott Malone's tenure, the Islanders have a 10-4 record against UTPA, including wins of 17-1 and 17-2 in Corpus Christi last year. Ian Campbell, who will start the first game Tuesday, got the win in game one, while Adam Hoelscher, brother of game two starter Sean Hoelscher, picked up the victory in the second affair. The Islanders have won four straight against their closest geographical Division I rival.