KERRVILLE, Texas The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball team put up multiple runs in three different innings as the Cru posted an 8-4 victory over Schreiner University Friday in Kerrville. UMHB is now 1-3 on the season following the win. The loss drops the Mountaineers to 1-3 on the year.
The Cru grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Landon Dieterich tripled home a run and came around to score on Malek Bolin’s sacrifice fly. Schreiner tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the fourth before UMHB answered with a three-run sixth. Bolin hit a solo homer and Mitch Patterson added a two-run blast to give the Cru a 5-2 lead. Bolin’s RBI single stretched it to 6-2 in the top of the seventh and Jacob Dellipoali doubled home a run and scored on Dawson Shibley’s infield single to make it 8-2 in the top of the eighth. The Mountaineers would score single runs in the eighth and ninth, but could not close the gap.
Cameron Whitman (1-1) scattered seven hits and allowed two earned runs to pick up his first collegiate victory for the Cru. Daniel Bresko struck out two batters in two innings to close it out for UMHB. Bolin led the Cru offense with two hits and three RBI and Patterson added two RBI. Garrett Whitley took the loss for the Mountaineers to drop to 0-1 on the season. Chance Goins and Jeffrey Williams had two hits apiece for Schreiner.
The two teams will close out the series with a noon doubleheader Saturday in Kerrville. UMHB will then welcome Trinity University to Red Murff Field for the 2019 home opener on Tuesday evening.