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Patriots succeed in player development

Originally Published: June 9, 2011
By David Ubben | ESPN.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- In 2005, Dallas Baptist was an NAIA team.

Now, two wins stand between the Patriots and the College World Series.

Dallas Baptist began play as a Division I team in 2006 and, as an independent, made its only other NCAA regional in 2008. The schedule was difficult enough for the Patriots (42-18) to snag one of the last available spots in the NCAA tournament over established powers like LSU, but once the committee granted DBU a chance, it took advantage, ...

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