DBU Baseball Shutout by Owls

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Freshman righthander Cy Sneed (1-1) was outstanding in his second collegiate start, allowing only two runs on five hits in six innings of work but the Dallas Baptist (3-3) offense could offer him no support as Matthew Reckling (1-0) logged a career-high 8.1 innings of work for Rice, striking out 11 and allowing no runs on two hits in the 2-0 Owl win.

Rice (6-0) jumped on top quick in the second game of the three-game series, scoring a single run in the first inning on doubles by Christian Stringer and Michael Fuda. Sneed pitched around futher damage by stranding Fuda with a strikeout and a groundout. The Owls scored again in the fourth when Michael Ratterree snuck a leadoff homerun just around the left field foul pole.

That would be all the scoring in the game that lasted just two hours and two minutes. The Patriots managed only two hits and three walks on the afternoon but had the tying runs on base in the ninth when Austin Elkins singled andLandon Anderson walked with one out. For the second straight game, Rice turned to their closer JT Chargois and he recorded his third save of the season by recording a strikeout of Boomer Collins and inducing Duncan McAlpine to ground out.

The Patriots will try to salvage the final game of the series on Sunday as they will send Taylor Massey (1-0) to the mound to oppose either Jordan Stephens or Chase McDowell. First pitch is set for 1:00 pm.