DBU Baseball Finishes Sweep of PVAM, 11-4

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Trailing 1-0 after the first pitch of the game, Dallas Baptist Baseball rallied to score four of their own in the first frame and cruised to an 11-4 victory over Prairie View on Saturday afternoon in Dallas. With the win, DBU improved their record to 21-9 on the season and completed a sweep of the Panthers (18-14) for their sixth straight series win, a streak that dates back to March 1-3 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Stuart Pudenz (3-0) was credited with the win after throwing 2.2 scoreless innings in relief of starter Andrew Elkins, who lasted 3.1 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits.

At the plate, Boomer Collins and Jaime Garrido each collected three RBI on the afternoon with Collins joining Ronnie Mitchell as the only Patriots to record homeruns on the day. Both Mitchell and Collins had two hits as did Landon Anderson, who also picked up an RBI.

After James Fontenot gave PVAMU their only lead of the series with a leadoff homerun off Elkins, the Patriots got to Panther starter Stef Hernandez (3-2) for four runs in the first. Mitchell homered with one out to tie the score and then Collins doubled on a popup  that was lost in the sun by Fontenot, at shortstop. Joel Hutter then picked up his only hit of the day as he singled through the left side before Anderson walked to load the bases. Collins would score on a passed ball ahead of a Garrido two-RBI single. Prairie View would get out of the inning with no further damage afterDuncan McAlpine flew out and Garrido was picked off first.

DBU would score four more in the second – one coming on a Mitchell fielder’s choice groundout and three coming on a Collins moonshot over the left field wall. The Panthers would add a run to their ledger in the third and two in the fourth to cut the Patriot lead in half but DBU would put the game out of reach in the bottom of the fourth with three more runs. Mitchell led off with a single and scored on an Anderson single. Hutter would score from third during the next at-bat after Anderson stole second and moved to third on an errant throw from the catcher, Evan Richard. The final tally of the game for the Patriots came as Garrido lifted a ball to center field that scored Anderson without a throw and DBU pitching would keep the Panthers scoreless for the final five innings. Aaron GilbreathTyler Wilhelm, and Jordan Staples all threw a single inning after Pudenz left the game – each allowing one baserunner in their inning of work.

The Patriots will head to Lubbock, Texas on Wednesday for a matchup against Big XII foe Texas Tech. First pitch is set for 3:00 pm. Live audio will be available at dbupatriots.com.

Coach Heefner Postgame Interview

B. Collins Postgame Interview