ALPINE, Texas - The University of Dallas baseball team (5-0) remains unbeaten after defeating Sul Ross State University (SRSU) in both games of Saturday's road doubleheader. The Crusaders dismissed the Lobos in game one, 5-4, before taking a 9-6 decision in game two.
Game 1: Dallas 5, SRSU 4 (F/7) Box score
Saturday's doubleheader began with a 5-4 Dallas (4-0) victory in game one.
6-foot junior right fielder Adam Farris (Flower Mound, Texas/Liberty Christian H.S.) put the Crusaders on the scoreboard in the first inning, with a three-run homer to right field. The Lobos responded with a three-spot in the bottom of the third-inning to level the score.
On the bump for the Crusaders was 5-foot-11 junior right-handed pitcher Michael Byers (Front Royal, Va./Seton Home School). He went six and one-thirds, allowing eight hits and four earned runs, while striking-out four hitters en route to his second win.
6-foot sophomore left fielder Alex Thornton (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights H.S.) scored the game-winning run in the top of the seventh, when 5-foot-11 junior third baseman Trevor Allred (Anchorage, Alaska/South Anchorage H.S.) laid down a well-executed sacrifice bunt.
Registering his first save of the season, 6-foot-2 senior right-handed pitcher Michael Schweiss (Parker, Colo./Chaparral H.S.) was summoned to record the final two outs of the game. It was mission accomplished for Schweiss despite allowing two hits to go with a strike out.
Game 2: Dallas 9, SRSU 6 (F/7) Box score