GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - The Austin College baseball team picked up a pair of wins over Arlington Baptist College on Tuesday evening, taking game one 11-2 before wrapping up the day with an 11-9 game two victory. The 'Roos are now 3-1 overall on the year.
Ryan Culp earned the victory in game one after tossing 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits while striking out five as the 'Roos plated three runs in the fourth, three in the fifth, and four in the sixth to make it a 10-0 game. Arlington Baptist got on the board in the bottom of the sixth but Austin College got that run right back in the seventh on a Nick Flynn triple that scored Bennett Reagan. ABC would tack on one more run in the bottom half of the inning to make it an 11-2 final.
Justin Alphonse went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, three runs scored, and an RBI to lead the way at the plate and Flynn and Hagan Vrazel each went 2-for-4. Vrazel drove in three runs and had both a double and a triple in the win.
In game two, Arlington Baptist jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning before the 'Roos got on the board with a run in the third. ABC answered back with another run in the bottom half of the inning to make it 4-1, but the 'Roos tied things up with three runs in the fifth. Austin College exploded for four more runs in the sixth to take an 8-4 lead, but Arlington Baptist plated two runs in the bottom of the inning and two more in the seventh to once again even the score. The 'Roos would go ahead for good in the eighth, with Alphonse drawing a bases loaded walk to get things started, followed by Flynn scoring on an error and Cody Goggins bringing home a run on a sacrifice fly. Arlington Baptist got one run back in the bottom of the inning but that's as close as things would get.
Branson Vrazel went 3-for-4 with two runs to pace Austin College offensively, and Jake Webster went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored. Webster also had a double, while Zack Mahoney went 2-for-5 and drove in four runs and Alphonse went 1-for-2 with three RBI. Trey Carr picked up the win in relief after surrendering one run on one hit in 1.0 innings of work.