SHERMAN, Texas – After winning twice yesterday, the Austin College baseball team was unable to complete a series sweep over the University of Dallas as the Crusaders handed the 'Roos a 14-3 loss on Sunday afternoon at Baker Field. The 'Roos are now 7-16 overall and 2-4 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
Dallas wasted little time getting on the board, plating three runs in the top of the first. Austin College responded with a run in the bottom half of the inning when Gus Daniel singled home a run, but Dallas scored again in the second to make it 4-1. Austin Dudley knocked in a run in the bottom of the second to cut the margin to 4-2 but the Crusaders got a two-run homer from Brice Cell in the third to go on top 6-2.
A trio of unearned runs in the fourth extended the Dallas lead to 9-2, and three more runs came across in the fifth to make it a 12-2 game. The Crusaders would score twice more in the sixth to make it a 14-2 game before Austin College got a run back in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Justin Alphonse to make it a 14-3 final.
Josh Lewis took the loss for Austin College, surrendering nine runs (six earned) on 11 hits in 3.2 innings pitched. Conrad Voss got the win for Dallas, tossing 6.0 innings while giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits with eight strikeouts. Gus Daniel went 2-for-3 to pace Austin College at the dish.