GEORGETOWN – A late rally came up just short as Southwestern University dropped a one-run game to the Mary Hardin-Baylor, 11-10, Tuesday night in non-conference baseball action from Rockwell Field.
Trailing 7-2, the Pirates started their rally scoring eight runs over the final six innings to tie the game at 10-10. Southwestern also set a school record for most stolen bases in a game with 10 while Colten Shea tied Zach Lynch's single-game record with four stolen bases – Lynch set the record last weekend against Schreiner.
Southwestern built more momentum in the bottom of the seventh when Will Cates belted a two-run home run cutting the Cru's lead to 8-9. Cates finished with three RBIs and was 2-for-5 with a pair of runs.
UMHB added a run in the eighth, but the Pirates again showed resilience when Drew Fleischman walked and stole second to lead off the inning. After moving to third on a Ben Little single, Fleischman scored on a wild pitch cutting the deficit back to one run.
Little would score one batter later when Charlie St. Clair pushed a ground ball to the right side to tie the game. St. Clair was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored.
The Cru took advantage of a one out walk and a throwing error on a failed pickoff attempt. KJ Stark tallied the winning RBI in the top of the ninth on a deep sacrifice fly to score Rob Loewe for the 11-10 win.
Southwestern returns to SCAC play on Friday traveling to 2rd-ranked Trinity. The Tigers stand atop the conference standings after sweeping Austin College last weekend while the Pirates enter at 1-2. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. Friday with both teams scheduled for a double-header on Saturday.