Aces drop Sunday series finale to DBU

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Big third inning propels Patriots to series win
 

EVANSVILLE – Early and often offense from Dallas Baptist handed Evansville a 20-1 loss in the two sides’ series finale on Sunday at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

“Didn’t get the result we wanted today, but battled in three out of the four games this weekend against the Valley leader,” said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll. “We need to get back to work this week and be better prepared in the fourth game of the weekend on the mound.”

The Patriots opened the contest with single runs in the first and second innings, but really got their offense going with an explosive third inning. In all, DBU scored 13 runs in the third, including three home runs to take a 15-0 lead.

On the other side, Evansville struggled at the plate as the Patriots starter Luke Eldred pitched masterfully through three innings of work, allowing just one base runner, while striking-out four and not allowing a walk.

DBU’s success on the mound continued with Cole Reeves continuing the no-hitter through the fourth and fifth innings, while recording three strikeouts.

The Patriots added a run in the fifth and then four more runs in the sixth, elevating their advantage to 20-0.

With the 10-run rule in effect, Evansville was down to its final chance to prolong the game in the seventh and avoided being no-hit and being shutout with three hits and an RBI groundout by Tanner Craig that scored Simon Scherry as the Patriots captured the win.

Evansville returns to close-out its home stand on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday May 6, 7, and 8 with a four-game set against Southern Illinois in a non-conference weekend at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

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