LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Six SCAC baseball teams were in action this past weekend as the SCAC Baseball Season begins to rev up all across the board.
The 'Roos only played one game this past weekend, falling to Castleton at home, 6-2. Blaine Tew absorbed the loss for Austin College, surrendering six runs on 10 hits in 5.1 innings of work to bring his record to 1-1 this season. Todd Takabuki went 2-for-2 with a double to lead Austin College offensively, as the 'Roos were limited to seven hits on the day. Jeremy Halford and Austin Dudley each had a RBI for the 'Roos. Austin College returns to action on Friday as they welcome in the Southwestern Pirates for a three game non-conference series.
The Gents outing against Texas-Tyler was postponed last week due to weather. The Gents return to action this weekend as they take on Texas Lutheran in a three game non-conference series.
University of Dallas
The Crusaders had a tough weekend, going 0-4 including a sweep by Trinity University. Dallas struggled in their first outing of the weekend, falling 17-2 to Castleton at home. Against the Tigers, the Crusaders dropped a heartbreaking 6-5 contest, giving up three runs in the ninth. Martin Cronin received a no decision after six innings of giving up four runs (one earned) on seven hits in the start. The righty walked two and struck out three. A trio of players for Dallas collected multi-hit efforts with two including Alex Stack, Nolan Kipp, and Luciano Villanueva. In a 7-3 loss in the second game, Trevor Keele had a big game for UD with a 3-for-4 showing, including his second homer of the year and a pair of RBI. Villanueva was the other member of the Navy and White with a multiple hit performance with two. He added the other RBI. Nothing went right for the Crusaders in the final game, falling 12-0 in seven innings. Villanueva had a pair of hits in the matchup. Dallas goes to 4-6 on the season thus far, but had lost four games in a row. They look to get back on track this week, taking on LeTourneau on Wednesday following by a three game non-conference series against Schreiner University.
It was a tough weekend for the Schreiner Mountaineers, going 0-4 this past weekend thanks to a sweep by Whitworth. In an 18-11 game one loss, things got away from the Mountaineers as a big third inning led to an 18-11 defeat. Marco Carreon, Connor Ver Schuur and Jayme Kidder and Quinton Volovar all had two hits in the game for Schreiner. Volovar also threw out a pair of Whitworth runners attempting to steal. The next day was highlighted by an absolute gem from Kidder went all seven innings, allowing just the lone run on four hits in a 1-0 (7) loss. The Mountaineers would fall in the second game of the day, 14-5. In the finale, the Mountaineers got a pair of hits from Van Schuur, but it would not prevent the sweep as the Pirates earned a 14-8 win. Schreiner has now lost eight game in a row, but will look to rebound as the Mountaineers travel to the University of Dallas for a non-conference series with the Crusaders.
The Pirates went 2-1 over the weekend in Jackson to run their mark to 4-3 on the season. Jared Bogosian and Jake Pawelek went 1-2 from the plate with one walk to lead Southwestern offensively in a 5-2 win over Fontbonne. Jeremy Rice earned the win going six innings, allowing one run, unearned, on one hit while walking two and four strikeouts. The following day, the Pirates fell to Wheaton 11-6 before ending the weekend with a 9-8 victory over Washington University. Against the Thunder, Ethan Hallmark led at the plate, going 3-5 with one RBI and one run scored while Jake Pawelek drove in two RBIs. Clayton Haag garnered the loss, allowing five runs on three hits while walking two and striking out two. Against the Bears, Robert Wehman, Scott Gelbart and Tyler Bludau had two hits each in the win. Noah Clark earned the win, allowing no runs on one hit with two walks and six strikeouts. The Pirates will hit the road to take on Austin College this upcoming weekend in Sherman, a non-conference three game series.
Texas Lutheran University
The Bulldogs went 2-2 this past weekend, earning a win over Mary Hardin-Baylor before dropping two out of three to Hardin-Simmons. In an 8-7 win over the Crusaders, two errors in one play allowed the Bulldogs to tie things up in the ninth inning, and a Klaus Bohrmann sacrifice fly in the same inning secured a wild win for the Bulldogs. Hayden Hunt was 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Logan Domino earned the win. The Bulldogs dropped the opening game of the series to Hardin-Simmons as Aaron Aleman suffered his first loss of the season on the mound, falling to 2-1 on the year. Justin Law led the way with a pair of hits. The following day, Dylan Drgac earned the 5-2 win on the mound, improving to 2-0. Law and Matt King each had two hits and a RBI in the victory. However, the Cowboys would take the series with a walk off win in extra inning, 4-2. Lincoln Baylor, Alejandro Gutierrez, Law, and King all had two hits in the outing with Law driving in a run. THe Bulldogs run their record to 8-4 and will return to action this upcoming weekend, taking on Centenary in a three game non-conference series.
#16 Trinity University
The 16th-ranked Tiger baseball team went 3-0 over the weekend earning a sweep over the University of Dallas in a non-conference series. The Tigers started the weekend with a come-from-behind 6-5 win. A Crusader pick off attempt at second turned into an errant throw and capped a three run bottom of the ninth inning for the win. Connor Moore finished 3-4 with two runs and one RBI in his 2015 debut, leading the Trinity offensive attack. Jose Santos also had a pair of hits. The Tigers followed that up with a 7-3 win later that afternoon as Trent Rape earned the Trinity victory, yielding three runs on seven hits, and striking out eight Dallas batters. Brody Fehmel finished 2-3 on the day with a two run bomb, while Jeremy Wolf and Carter McEachern had two hits each. The Tigers earned the sweep with a 12-0 shutout win as Michael Walker (3-0) tossed six shutout innings to open the game, recording six strikeouts, and allowing just two hits. Colin Serkowski led a trio of Tigers with multiple hits, going 3-3 with a double and three runs scored. Wolf and Santos both went 2-3 with two RBI each, while Wolf added two runs scored as well. The Tigers are now 7-2 on the season and return to action on Tuesday as they welcome in Mary Hardin-Baylor. They followed that up on Saturday as they host Cardinal Stritch.