ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' baseball team swept a day-night doubleheader of non-conference action on Tuesday at Hunter Field, beating Schreiner 12-5 and run-ruling the University of Dallas 12-2 in eight innings.
HSU 12, Schreiner 5
Schreiner scored a pair of runs in the third inning but HSU responded with a Tyler Bradshaw home run in the third. HSU scored four times in the fourth on an RBI single by Jamie Dominguez and a three-run home run by Johnson.
John Paul Tople doubled home Hudspeth who had tripled in the fifth inning. Schreiner scored three times in the sixth on a three-run home run by Josh Gilliam. Dominguez added RBI singles in the sixth and eighth innings for the Cowboys.
Dominguez had three hits and drove in three and Johnson drove in four runs for the Cowboys. Gilliam had two hits and drove in three for Schreiner.
Both teams used a bullpen day. Schreiner used eight pitchers. HSU started Brady Roper after his game was one of the ones canceled this past weekend. He worked two innings and allowed just one hit and no runs. Channing Hickman worked three innings in relief and earned the win. Andrew Hernandez worked the final four innings allowing just one hit and struck out five to earn the save.
HSU 12, Dallas 2 (8)
The Cowboys exploded for 12 more runs and the HSU bullpen had its best game of the season as the Cowboys run-ruled the Crusaders.
Dallas scored on a Nathan Patton sacrifice fly in the first inning and HSU responded with a two-run single by Bradshaw and Dylan Sweeney hit a two-run home run to right field.
Jacob Rains had an RBI single in the second inning and UD scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-2. Rains scored on a wild pitch as well in the fifth inning and Bradshaw made it 7-2 with a solo home run in the seventh inning.
HSU scored five times in the eighth. Weston Hickman and Rains had two-run singles in the inning and Bradshaw ended the game with a sacrifice fly.
Bradshaw and Rains had two hits each for the Cowboys and Bradshaw drove in four runs and Rains three. Joshua Abalos had two hits for the Crusaders.
John Clift worked the first two innings and allowed just one run. Eric Denby allowed a run in the third inning. Then Justin Adams, Chase Buchanan and Hayden Day combined to allow just one hit and no walks over the next five scoreless innings. Buchannan earned the win out of the bullpen.
Taylor Montemayor the first of six UD pitchers took the loss.
HSU is now 16-14 on the year and will play second-place Louisiana College in American Southwest Conference action this weekend at Hunter Field, starting with a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Friday.
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