GEORGETOWN, Texas – The Southwestern University baseball team won two of three games against Dallas at Rockwell Field to clinch the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) series.
The Pirates (13-22, 8-7 SCAC) collected bookend victories in the series.
Southwestern won the set opener on Friday night, 11-4. The Bucs posted an 8-4 triumph in the finale on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Crusaders (10-27, 6-9 SCAC) won the middle game of the series on Friday, 2-0.
Southwestern will close out league action next weekend against No. 24 Texas Lutheran.
The Pirates crossed the plate in each of the first five innings and cruised to a seven-run victory.
Southwestern amassed 13 hits in the contest.
Colby Schmidt was 3-for-5 with an RBI, while Will Cates, Ethan Hallmark and Colten Shea all had two knocks.
Will Preston (4-1) scattered eight hits and allowed one earned run to pick up the victory on the mound.
Luciano Villanueva limited the Pirates to only two hits, and the right-hander fanned nine en route to a shutout victory.
Austyn Laird and Ben Little had the only hits for the Bucs.
Tyler Polasek (2-1) gave up two runs on five hits and struck out six, but took the loss.
Southwestern scored two runs in the second, fourth, sixth and eighth innings to claim the series finale.
The Pirates jumped out to a 4-0 lead through the first four frames.
However, Dallas tallied three runs in the fifth, which chased Jacob Kendra from the game.
Hayden Holley (3-3) came on in relief and limited the Crusaders to a run over 3.1 innings to pick up the victory.
Joe McCormack retired Dallas in order in the ninth to close out the contest.
Southwestern collected a dozen hits in the game.
Cole Kelly was 2-for-2 and scored three runs. Hallmark had two hits and drove in a run. Tyler Bludau hit a pinch-hit solo home run in the fourth.
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