Dallas Colleges: Dallas Baptist Patriots

Baylor beats DBU, forces deciding game

June, 3, 2012
6/03/12
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WACO, Texas -- Freshman right-hander Austin Stone pitched 5 1-3 no-hit innings against red-hot Dallas Baptist and senior Dan Evatt broke the game open with a mammoth two-run home run in the third inning Sunday as Baylor won its third straight elimination game, 9-2, to reach the final of the Waco Regional.

The two teams will play again on Monday night with a berth in the Super Regional at stake.

Making only his sixth career start, Stone (3-1) used offspeed pitches to baffle the Patriots, who hit .392 and scored 21 runs in winning their first two regional games.

Austin Elkins broke up the no-hitter when he cracked a double past first baseman Max Muncy with one out in the sixth, and Ronnie Mitchell followed with an RBI double to left-center to cut the lead to 6-1. Two batters later, Stone left to a standing ovation and reliever Ryan Smith struck out Landon Anderson to end the threat.

After scratching across single runs against starter Jay Calhoun (3-3) in the first and second innings, the Bears erupted for four more in the third on Evatt's blast and a two-run error by Patriots third baseman Kenny Hatcher.

An inning later, Evatt preserved Stone's no-hitter when he leaped above the nine-foot left-field fence to rob Boomer Collins of a homer.

Max Muncy and Cal Towey added home runs in the eighth inning for Baylor.

Dallas Baptist zips UT-Arlington in Waco opener

June, 1, 2012
6/01/12
4:14
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Dallas Baptist opened the Waco Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament with a 10-0 win over UT-Arlington on Friday.

The teams will await the results of tonight's game between Oral Roberts and top seed Baylor. No. 2 Dallas Baptist (40-17) faces the winner, and UT-Arlington (36-24) takes on the loser.

Details to come.

UTA, Dallas Baptist headed to Waco Regional

May, 28, 2012
5/28/12
2:23
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UT-Arlington is back in the NCAA playoffs and headed to the Waco Regional after Monday's announcement of the 64-team tournament bracket. The Mavericks are the No. 3 seed and open the double-elimination regional against No. 2 seed Dallas Baptist on Friday at 1 p.m. at Baylor Ballpark.

No. 1 Baylor, the No. 4 national seed, faces No. 4 Oral Roberts in the other game at 6 p.m. The regional runs through June 4 at the latest with berths in a super regional on the line for the winner.

This the fifth trip to the NCAAs for UTA, which earned an automatic bid by sweeping four games in the Southland Conference tournament culminating with Saturday's championship. The Mavericks also reached the national playoffs in 2006, 2001, 1992 and 1990.

"I'm happy we got a No. 3 seed, I thought we deserved it," UT-Arlington coach Darin Thomas said during a selection show watching party Monday at Mavericks Bar and Grill. "We're playing some teams that we're familiar with. We're playing our best baseball, we've won seven in row, and couldn't have played any better in the conference tournament. I'm happy for our guys and won't have any trouble getting them ready to play."

The Mavericks (36-23) have faced Dallas Baptist twice this season, losing both games on May 1-2. UTA split two games against Baylor, with each team winning on its home field.

Ticket information will be available Tuesday.

WACO REGIONAL SCHEDULE
Friday
1 p.m. – Game 1 (Dallas Baptist vs. UT Arlington)
6 p.m. – Game 2 (Baylor vs. Oral Roberts)
Saturday
2 p.m. – Game 3 (Loser G1 vs. Loser G2)
7 p.m. – Game 4 (Winner G1 vs. Winner G2)
Sunday
2 p.m. – Game 5 (Winner G3 vs. Loser G4)
7 p.m. – Game 6 (Winner G4 vs. Winner G5)
June 4th
6:30 p.m. – Game 7 (second game, if necessary)

Red-hot Dallas Baptist baseball joins WAC

September, 19, 2011
9/19/11
11:39
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Dallas Baptist's run to the NCAA Tournament including stopping powers Oklahoma and TCU to win the Fort Worth Regional has earned the baseball team membership in the Western Athletic Conference starting with the 2012-13 academic year.

The WAC announced Monday that Dallas Baptist and CSU Bakersfield have agreed to join the conference in baseball. For those not up to date on the new-look WAC, those two clubs join eight: Texas-Arlington, Texas-San Antonio and Texas State, along with Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, Sacramento State, San Jose State and Seattle.

Dallas Baptist has played Division I baseball for six seasons and built a 208-132 record playing as an independent. Coach Dan Heefner is in his fifth season at the school and led the team to its first-ever appearance in an NCAA Super Regional, finishing the 2011 season ranked No. 16 in the nation by Collegiate Baseball.

"The invitation and acceptance to join the WAC is a testament to where this program has been and the support we receive from our administration," Heefner said in a school release. "It's going to be an extremely competitive league that will challenge us and require us to continue to grow."

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