Dallas Baptist slugs away at UT Arlington in WAC showdown

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Dallas Baptist used three home runs to power past UT Arlington 9-3 Saturday afternoon at Clay Gould Ballpark in a Western Athletic Conference matchup.

A three-run home run in the first inning, a solo shot in the fourth and a five-run seventh was more than enough for the DBU starter Cy Sneed. Sneed pitched seven scoreless innings with five strikeouts, a walk and just four hits allowed.

“I thought there was a lot of frustration early,” UT Arlington coach Darin Thomas said. “Sneed kept us off the board early in the game. We were one hit away, but that is baseball. Last night we got the big hits and today they got the big hits, so we will see tomorrow who gets the big hits.”

The Mavericks and Patriots conclude the three-game series with Sunday’s rubber match at 1 p.m.

Jake Pinchback led UTA with three hits, while Darien McLemore and Ryan Walker each added a pair for the Mavericks (25-22, 13-7 WAC). Pinchback led off the third inning with a double to the left-center-field wall, but was stranded after the remaining three Mavericks were retired in order.

A one-out rally in the first inning opened the scoring for Dallas Baptist. Duncan McAlpine, the WAC leader in home runs, came to the plate with runners on first and second and sent a 3-2 pitch over the left-field wall for his 13th blast of the season.

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