The Austin College baseball team split its doubleheader with Dallas Christian on Saturday, earning a dramatic walk-off 8-7 win in game one before falling 4-2 in game two. The 'Roos are now 2-9 overall this season.
In game one the 'Roos quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Dylan Day scored on a wild pitch, but the Crusaders squared things up in the top of the second. Austin College regained the lead in the third when Alan Parrent drove in Day to make it 2-1, but DCC responded with three runs in the fourth, taking advantage of three errors by the 'Roos to make it 4-2.
After the 'Roos added another run in the bottom half of the inning to make it 4-3 on an RBI single by Jeremy Halford, DCC plated two more runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to make it 7-3 heading into the bottom half of the inning. The 'Roos got one run back in the sixth on a Josh Coughennower RBI single to make it 7-4, and that's how things would stand heading into the bottom of the seventh.
Austin College loaded the bases for Marcos Molina, who belted a double to left to clear the bases and square things up at 7-7, and after advancing to third, Molina came home on a pinch hit single by Hunter Wilson to give the 'Roos the one run victory. Day, Coughennower, James Arguello, and Gus Daniel all had two hits and Molina finished 1-for-3 with three RBI. Braley Williams earned his first collegiate victory in relief, pitching a scoreless seventh.
The 'Roos jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second in game two when Arguello was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and that would be the only run of the game until the eighth, when Dallas Christian took advantage of a pair of AC errors to grab a 3-1 lead. The Crusaders added another run in the ninth to make it 4-1, and the 'Roos were only able to plate one run on a sacrifice fly by Molina, and the tying run was stranded at first.
Austin College was limited to just two hits in the game, with Molina going 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead the way. Josh Lewis took the loss, surrendering three runs, only one earned, on 12 hits in 7.0 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 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.