The Austin College baseball team led the University of Dallas midway through the third and final game of the weekend opening Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series between the two teams, but the Crusaders scored nine runs between the fifth and eighth innings to hand the 'Roos a 9-2 loss on Sunday afternoon at Baker Field. The 'Roos are now 2-8 overall and 1-2 in conference play.
The 'Roos got on the board quickly when Tyler Appelquist singled into right field to bring home Austin Vaughan in the bottom of the first, and the lead grew to 2-0 in the second when Vaughan scored again, this time on a double by Dylan Day.
The score would remain 2-0 until the Crusaders brought home a run in the fifth to cut the margin in half, but two runs in the sixth followed by three in both the seventh and eighth innings put the game out of reach for the 'Roos. With the win, UD takes the weekend series two games to one.
Appelquist and Day each had two hits and an RBI, Travis Gibson collected his second triple in as many days, and Colt Herron extended his hitting streak to six games in the loss for the 'Roos. Blaine Tew absorbed the loss on the mound, surrendering three runs, two earned, on five hits in 5.2 innings of work.
Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
About Austin College
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges that Change Lives.