Hill goes distance, but UTRGV falls to Kansas State, 3-1

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Senior Trevelle Hill pitched a complete game for the UTRGV baseball team, but Kansas State made three runs stand as UTRGV fell 3-1 on Friday at Tointon Family Stadium.

Hill (4-1) gave UTRGV’s (12-6) bullpen the night off as he pitched eight innings, allowing just three runs on six hits and striking out six.

Kansas State (9-8) got the scoring started in the bottom of the second inning. After Cameron Thompson started the inning with a single, he moved to second on a groundout and then to third on a single by Zach Kokoska. Chris Ceballos drove in Thompson with a sacrifice fly making it 1-0.

Thompson got things started in the bottom of the fourth with a double before moving to third on a sacrifice bunt by Terrence Spurlin. Kokoska followed with his second sacrifice fly of the game scoring Thompson extending Kansas State’s lead to 2-0

UTRGV produced its run in the top of the fifth with two outs against Kansas State starter Griffin Hassall. Redshirt junior Andy Atwood started the rally with a single to right field and then stole second. Senior Anthony Gomez hit an RBI double down the right field line scoring Atwood and cutting into the Kansas State lead 2-1.

Atwood tied a career-high with three hits as he finished the night 3-for-5 for his 11th multi-hit game of the season.

UTRGV plays the second game of the series starting at 4 p.m. Saturday