HUNTSVILLE – Dallas Baptist erupted for five early runs and then put the game away with a big sixth inning, taking down the No. 22 Sam Houston State Bearkats, 21-3, in the finale of a three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Don Sanders Stadium.
DBU (13-9) used a key Bearkat (17-7) error to fuel a five-run first and then blasted a pair of homers in an 11-run sixth inning. The Kats answered with a score in the first inning, but left eight runners on base in the next three innings before the Patriots began to add on.
Each DBU starter had at least one hit on the day, led by Tim Millard and Jimmy Glowenke who each homered twice. In all the Patriots would finish with 20 hits and homer five times, including twice in the 11-run sixth.
Gabriel Sequeira suffered his first loss of the season, lasting into the fifth and striking out three as the first of seven Sam Houston arms to see action. Dominic Robinson turned in the most effective day out of the pen for the Kats, allowing just one run on two hits with five strikeouts in the final 2.2 innings of the game.
The Bearkats would hit safely 10 times and drew six walks, but left 16 runners on base, including leaving the bases loaded three times for the day. Four Bearkats finished with multi-hit games, including Clayton Harp who had an RBI double in the first inning. Ben Haefner would add two hits, as would Jack Rogers while Blake Chisolm closed out a hot weekend at the plate with a 2-for-5 day and an RBI.
For DBU, Trevor Conn moved to 2-0 in earning the win in relief. He tossed 3.2 innings of effective relief, striking out one and allowing three hits.
The Bearkats will look to rebound on Tuesday when they head to UT Arlington. First pitch from Clay Gould Ballpark is set for 6:30 p.m.