Derek Maciejeski hit his first collegiate home run Tuesday in a win over Texas A&M-International.
Derek Maciejeski (FR/Tomball, TX) belted his first collegiate home run and helped the University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars come away with a split in a doubleheader against the Texas A&M-International Dustdevils at Riverside Stadium.
Maciejeski's blast highlighted a four-run fifth as the Jaguars captured the opening game 4-2, before dropping the nightcap 15-1.
Maciejeski belted a three-run blast to left and Jacob Mihalski (JR/League City, TX) added the other RBI to lift the Jaguars (6-9) to a 4-0 lead.
The Dustdevils (5-13) tried to rally back in the sixth plating two runs, but would not be able finish off the rally.
Nathaniel Pena (FR/Angleton, TX), who allowed both runs, picked up the win in relief and improved to 2-0, while Andrew Gross (SR/Alvin, TX) pitched the final 1.2 innings for his first save.
Chase Tamez (SO/Cypress, TX) paced the offense going 3-for-4 with a run, while Mihalski added two hits to go along with Maciejeski's three RBI.
The Dustdevils jumped out quickly in the nightcap with a six-run second and then strolled to victory. TAMIU added three runs in the third, four in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Gross, who went 2-for-4, tallied the Jaguars lone run with his seventh home run of the season in the third inning. Garrett Gray-Mathis (FR/Smithville, TX) added two hits and Grant Westmoreland one for the Jaguars.
UHV jumps back into Red River Athletic Conference play on Friday and Saturday in Hobbs, N.M., when they take on the University of the Southwest in a three-game series.