UTRGV baseball loses third straight at Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. — The UTRGV baseball team dropped the finale of a three-game series to Northern Colorado 3-2 on Sunday at Jackson Field.

Sophomore Coleman Grubbs supplied all of UTRGV’s (21-27, 6-12 WAC) offense in the second with a two-run single.

Grubbs finished the series 7 for 12 (.583), but UTRGV lost all three gams.

Junior Trevelle Hill made UTRGV’s lead stand up until the sixth, when UNC (26-21, 9-12 WAC) tied the game on an RBI groundout by Jack Pauley and a wild pitch brought home Matt Burkart. 

Hill struck out five while allowing five hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings.

UNC took the lead in the seventh when Dean Lawson reached on an RBI fielder’s choice against junior and McAllen Rowe alum Ryan Jackson (3-3).

That made a winner of Zach Heath (1-0), who pitched a perfect inning of relief.

Connor Leedholm pitched two scoreless innings for his 10th save.

Two UTRGV batters had multi-hit games. Junior Roger Varela III went 2 for 4 with a run scored, and sophomore Tyler Torres also went 2 for 4.

UTRGV opens up a three-game series at Chicago State at 6 p.m. on Friday.