Patriots Complete Three Game Sweep with 13-6 Win
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Dallas Baptist (6-5) completed a three-game sweep of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (6-5) Saturday at Patriot Field with a 13-6 win over the Islanders. Andrew Elkins (1-0) picked up his first NCAA Division I win in relief of Jay Calhoun and Will Lane while Ryan Behmanesh recorded three hits and three RBI to pace the offense. The win moves DBU to one game over .500 and sets up a weekday game with the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday.

Corpus took a 1-0 lead after the top of the first as a leadoff walk, a hit, and a hit batsmen loaded the bases and led to a sacrifice fly. DBU quickly answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the first as Boomer Collins singled home RJ Talamantes and Joel Hutter, who had both walked and advanced on a double steal. The Patriots would finish the game with seven stolen bases. Dallas Baptist added three more runs in the second and a single run in the third. The run in the third inning came on a Duncan McAlpine leadoff homerun to right on an 0-2 pitch from Corpus starter Daniel Minor (2-1). He worked four innings and gave up six runs, three of which were earned.

DBU would add runs in the fifth, sixth, and eighth innings. Calhoun started the game on the mound but received a no-decision after working 3.0 innings and allowing the one earned run in the first. Lane followed with an inning of work and Elkins was credited with the win after throwing 3.0 innings, giving up two earned runs on three hits. Aaron Gilbreath pitched 0.2 innings and walked three batters but did not give up a run as Stuart Pudenz came on and induced a inning-ending, bases loaded ground ball to shortstop Hutter. Pudenz would finish the game with a three-up, three-down ninth inning in a non-save situation.

Landon Anderson, Collins, Ronnie Mitchell, Behmanesh, and McAlpine all finished with multi-hit games. KJ Alexander and pinch-hitter Chase Durham also picked up hits in the third straight Patriot win. Dallas Baptist will travel south to Austin on Tuesday for a 4:00 pm first pitch. Jordan Staples is slated for the start and will square off against Longhorn freshman Dillon Peters. Follow all the action on www.dbupatriots.com with Reagan Ratcliff and Brendan Smith and be sure to follow on Twitter .


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