Cory Carter tossed his first complete game of the season and Joshua Boothe belted his first collegiate home run to help the University of Houston Victoria Jaguars come away with a doubleheader split against the Texas Wesleyan Rams on Monday at Riverside Stadium.
The Jaguars bounced back from an 8-4 loss in the opening game to avoid the sweep with a 4-1 victory in Game 2. The Jaguars improved to 5-15 with the win, while the Rams are now 19-9.
Cory Carter need just 108 pitches in Game 2 to pick up his first complete game of the season along with his first win as he allowed just one run on five hits and two walks, while striking out five.
Joshua Boothe aided the cause with a solo home rundown the right-field line in the third inning after the Rams had cut the UHV lead to 2-1.
The Jaguars grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second on a sacrifice fly by Stephen Shorkey and an RBI single from Dylan Blaha.
UHV would add an insurance run in the sixth on an RBI single by Shorkey that scored Robert Gleinser from second.
The Rams took advantage early in the opener scoring a pair of runs in the first, second and third innings and added a solo run in the fourth for a 7-1 lead.
Tyler Steiner had an RBI single in the first and the Jaguars plated three more in the fourth to cut the lead to 7-4 but could get no closer. Along with Steiner, Blaha, Brandon Bohanon and Josh Ledesma each had RBIs for the Jaguars in the opening game.
The Jaguars will be back in action Wednesday when they host the Texas College Rams in a 3 p.m. doubleheader at Riverside Stadium. It will be rally towel day at the game, with fans receiving a UHV Jaguars rally tally as long as supplies last.