It was two different games for the University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars on Friday at Riverside Stadium.

 

The Jaguars gave up a record 16 runs in one inning in the opener to the Wiley College Wildcats en route to a 20-9 loss, before bouncing back with a 12-7 win in the night cap of a paiur of Red River Athletic Conference games.

 

The Jaguars are now 12-21 on the season and 8-12 in conference, while the Wildcats are 8-30 and 3-16 in conference. The two teams return to Riverside on Saturday for a noon doubleheader.

 

Up 4-1, the Wildcats erupted for 16 runs in the sixth inning of the opening game as they batted around twice to open up a 20-1 lead. Wiley managed just four hits in the inning and took advantage of six walks and three hit batters, along with a grand by Justice Brown.

 

The 16 runs broke the old record of 15 set twice, first by DeSales in 2014 and again by MidAmerica Nazarene last year. The 14 walks in the game also tied a record set by Texas Wesleyan in 2013.

 

The Jaguars continued to fight scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning and then scoring six more in the seventh.

 

Chase Tamez (SO/Cypress, TX) had an RBI double and Gunner Harrison (FR/Victoria, TX) a run-scoring triple in the seventh, while the Jaguars were also able to take advantage of a couple of Wiley errors.

 

The Jaguars answered the Wildcats each time Wiley tried to rally in Game 2.

 

After Wiley opened with a three-run first, the Jaguars fired back with six runs of their own.

 

Derek Maciejeski (FR/Tomball, TX) got the Jaguars going opening the inning with a triple and Harrison followed with a double to score Maciejeski. Chase Tamez then singled and Harrison scored on Andrew Gross (SR/Alvin, TX)' fielder's choice when the Wildcats failed to retire Tamez at second.

 

Joshua Fonseca (SO/Pasadena, TX) walked to load the bases and Chase Almendarez (JR/Round Rock, TX) singled Tamez home to tie the game. Dalton Rodriguez (SR/Bay City, TX) would single Gross home and Fonseca would score on a double-play ball by Wesley Kutac (JR/Schulenburg, TX).

 

The Wildcats would tie the game in the third, but the Jaguars would answer right back to take the lead for good with five runs.

 

Both teams would add solo runs in the sixth.

 

Almendarez paced the Jaguars' offense going 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, while Harrison went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run.