The big news this week was the second annual UTSA Spring Game on Sunday, which was narrowly won by the offense in front of 4,736 fans at the Alamodome. Overall, I was extremely impressed with the improvement over last year’s team and I’m looking forward to seeing further improvement in the next five and a half months leading up to the 2012 season.
I’ll save my analysis for a couple write-ups I have planned for later this week, but in the meantime you can check out my thoughts and cokermania’s thoughts over on Rowdyville for a quick breakdown. You can also see some highlights and interviews in the video below.
This past week also brought some bad news in the form of attrition from the UTSA football team, with redshirt freshman DeMetrius Jacobs leaving the team, along with recruit Trey Mohair retracting his LOI from UTSA in order to pursue a college basketball career.
UTSA staff was also hard on the recruiting trail, welcoming hundreds of visitors to the Spring Game and subsequently heading out to the Houston area, as they were spotted scouting recruits at Crosby High School. We learned yesterday that the coaching staff had extended offers to two quarterbacks, Temple’s Zach Allen and Episcopal’s Austin Robinson, bringing my latest offer count up to ten (including Jordan Sterns, who committed to Texas Tech).
After losing to Texas-Pan American earlier in the year at home, UTSA returned the favor with a 7-3 victory on Tuesday in Edinburg. However, that momentum did not carry over to the weekend series against UT Arlington, as UTSA dropped two of three games, leaving the Roadrunners tied with Lamar for last place in the conference with 6-12 records.
The team hosts Houston Baptist at home tonight, and then welcomes Southeastern Louisiana (currently second-best in the conference) for the weekend series at Roadrunner Field.
The UTSA softball team split their weekend series at league-worst Southeastern Louisiana, losing 1-4 on Friday before bouncing back with a 4-0 victory on Saturday. Friday’s conference win was just the second of the year of Southeastern Louisiana, who are now 2-10 in conference.
The Roadrunners return home for a double-header against Houston Baptist today, followed by a weekend series against UT Arlington.
The tennis team closed out the season with a 4-3 victory over A&M-Corpus Christi in Corpus on Saturday, finishing the year with a 3-2 conference record (11-10 overall) and clinching a Southland Conference Tournament berth. The tournament, which will be held in Nacogdoches, begins on April 27.
The women’s golf team began their Southland Conference title defense yesterday and ended the day with an 11-shot lead over league-best Texas State.