The Austin College baseball team was unable to get its offense going on Friday night, falling 8-0 against Dallas Christian College in the first game of a three game weekend set. The 'Roos are now 1-8 overall this season heading into tomorrow's doubleheader with DCC.
The Crusaders got on the board in the top of the first and added another run in the third to make it 2-0, and scored two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to make it a 6-0 game. The 'Roos left two runners on base in the sixth and three in the seventh and were unable to get any runs on the board, and the Crusaders scored one more in the eighth and one in the ninth to make it an 8-0 final.
Todd Takabuki went 2-for-3 as the 'Roos managed just five hits on the night, while Blaine Tew took the loss on the mound. Tew surrendered four runs, three earned, on seven hits with four strikeouts and five walks in 5.0 innings of work.
The 'Roos and Crusaders start their doubleheader at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.
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 residential 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.