WICHITA, Kan. – Nicolas Hovde (Waco, Texas) was selected by the Waco Missions to play in the NBC World Series that hosted the first week of games from July 27-31. Hovde, wearing number 1, started in right field in his only appearance last Saturday and went 0-for-3 in a 4-0 setback for the Missions. Hovde’s team came back to win 7-5 on Monday over the Great Bend Cats out of Kansas.
WICHITA, Kan. – Nicolas Hovde (Waco, Texas) of the University of Dallas baseball team was selected by the Waco Missions to play in the 85th National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series. The Missions earned a bid to the NBC World Series by winning the Brazos Baseball Association League Championship. The Missions are in Pool D with Hays Larks and Great Bend Bat Cats. They are scheduled to play Hays Larks on Saturday, July 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the second game of the day.
IRVING, Texas – Summer ball is wrapping up for several members of the University of Dallas baseball team, who had 14 players involved with a summer team. While some players are finished with their seasons, others are continuing or joining another team to continue play the remaining weeks before the new 2019-20 academic year begins in about a month.
IRVING, Texas – Former University of Dallas Hall of Fame Coach Al Ogletree passed away early Monday, June 24. The legendary UD coach played a prominent role at Dallas, helping start intercollegiate athletics at the university, while coaching the baseball and basketball teams from 1957-65. He was the head basketball coach for three seasons ('57-'60), and the head baseball coach all nine seasons during his tenure at Dallas.
IRVING, Texas – The University of Dallas athletics department celebrated its sixth annual end of the year banquet on Sunday, May 5, at the Hagger University Center. Each coach from the 15 NCAA affiliated programs took a moment to speak on behalf of their program, as well as recognize those that received postseason achievements highlighted by each team’s Most Valuable Player (Listed at bottom).
CLEBURNE, Texas – On Saturday the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced its 2019 All-Conference Baseball Teams and major postseason awards. The University of Dallas baseball team had seven players – the second highest behind the eight total in 2013 – earn laurels. Among the septet were two members, Jordan Stickler (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Nathan Patton (McKinney, Texas), that notched an all-conference honor for the third straight year.
Josh Abalos of the University of Dallas, a senior middle infielder from Lewisvilles, Texas, has been named the SCAC Baseball Hitter of the Week for games played from Monday, April 22 through Sunday, April 28.
SHERMAN, Texas - The University of Dallas baseball team secured its first series win since 2017 after holding off Austin College 14-9 on Sunday afternoon. Josh Abalos (Lewisville, Texas) and Nathan Patton (McKinney, Texas) both combined for six RBI on the day, as the team notched 11 total for the day. Dallas grabbed the early lead, but Austin pulled within one run in the sixth frame after a three-run homerun. UD used a five-run eighth to expand its lead and secure the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) victory.
IRVING, Texas - The University of Dallas baseball team split its doubleheader with Austin College on Saturday. Dallas took game one 14-6 after the team notched 12 RBI off of 13 hits. Conrad Voss (Corona, Calif.) picked up his conference-leading eighth win in the game, which is the most wins for a UD pitcher in a single season since 2012.
Game Two involved an offensive showdown for both sides. 20 combined runs were scored in the first three innings, while just three runs were scored the rest of the way. The ‘Roos eventually came away with the 12-11 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) victory in walk-off fashion.
IRVING, Texas – On Friday, April 19, the University of Dallas Baseball Booster Club was recognized between the games of UD’s conference doubleheader versus Southwestern University with the St. Sebastian Award. Officers of the Booster Club were given plaques that signified this group becoming the fourth time this award has been given.
IRVING, Texas – The University of Dallas baseball team battled Southwestern University in the series finale and on Senior Day for eight players that suited up one last time in front of the home fans. A home run by Bryon Dowdell II that scored three runs and put the Pirates ahead 5-3 in the fifth inning, would be the difference. Colton Hunter started for Southwestern and worked through trouble most of the day, but would hang onto the complete game victory.
IRVING, Texas – The University of Dallas baseball team opened a three-game set with Southwestern University. Arguably the top pitcher in the conference, Austin Smith showed why as he tossed a no-hitter through a 7-inning game decided by a run-rule that also featured eight extra-base hits by the Pirates and 12 runs over the last three innings for the guests.
KERRVILLE, Texas - The University of Dallas baseball team fell to Southwestern University 6-5 on Sunday afternoon. Dallas took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but Schreiner notched a four-run inning and came away with the walk-off victory.
KERRVILLE, Texas - The University of Dallas baseball team split its doubleheader with Schreiner University on Saturday. The Crusaders took Game One after they held the Mountaineers to just four hits and with the help of an RBI from four different Crusaders.
Game Two turned into a shootout after Schreiner scored six runs in the first two innings. Dallas used a five-run fifth inning to get back in the contest. Josh Gilliam then hit a three-run homerun in the seventh to take the second game of the series.
Conrad Voss (Corona, Calif.) of University of Dallas is the USCAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Voss struck out a season-high eight batters in a complete game seven inning outing against Thomas Moore University. The sophomore from California earned his sixth win of the season in which he allowed just one walk and kept an ERA below 1.30.
ABILENE, Texas - The University of Dallas baseball team fell to Hardin-Simmons University 12-2 on Tuesday evening. The Crusaders grabbed the first run of the game. Hardin-Simmons notched a four-run first inning to grab the early lead. UD brought in a run in the third, but eventually left the bases loaded. Pitching became the name of the game in the middle innings. HSU then exploded for five runs in the eighth to secure the run rule and take the non-conference victory. UD was held to just one hit in the final five innings.
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - The University of Dallas baseball team fell to Thomas More University 9-4 in the series finale. The Saints used a five-run second inning to jump out to a solid lead. Dallas notched eight hits on the day but was unable to create any big innings on the day.
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - The University of Dallas baseball team swept the Saturday doubleheader against Thomas More University winning 4-1, and 6-2. The Saints took the early lead with a solo shot in the second inning, but Joseph Vondrachek (North St. Paul, Minn.) hit his first career homerun and drove in another run in Game One. Stellar pitching by Conrad Voss (Corona, Calif.) helped Dallas grab the series opener.
Game Two was tied at two heading into the pivotal seventh inning. Nathan Patton (McKinney, Texas) hit a two-run homerun to start a four-run inning for Dallas. Jamie Wallace (Crockett, Texas) shutdown the Saints in his relief outing to push Dallas to the day sweep.