2019 Baseball News

  • Hovde Participates in NBC World Series
    August 01, 2019
    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.
  • Hovde Joins Waco Missions for NBC World Series; Play July 27-31
    July 26, 2019
    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.
  • Wallace Picked up by Texas Express for NBC World Series; UD Baseball Summer League Wrap Up
    July 25, 2019
    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.
  • Legendary UD Baseball Coach Al Ogletree Passed Away on Monday
    June 24, 2019
    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.
  • UD Baseball has 14 Players in Summer Ball
    June 21, 2019
    IRVING, Texas - The University of Dallas baseball team has 14 players keeping busy with summer ball. There are five rising seniors and three rising sophomores in this group.
  • Abalos, Griesbauer, Hovde, and Peterson Named to USCAA All-Academic Team
    May 13, 2019
    DUBOIS, Pa. – On Sunday, the 2019 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Academic All-Americans for baseball and softball at the pre-tournament luncheon.
  • 2019 Athletics Banquet held on Sunday
    May 05, 2019
    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).
  • Seven Baseball Players Named SCAC All-Conference
    May 04, 2019
    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.
  • Abalos Named SCAC Baseball Hitter of the Week
    April 29, 2019
    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.
  • Crusaders Grab First Series Victory since 2017 After Holding Off Austin College on Sunday
    April 28, 2019
    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.
  • Crusaders Split Doubleheader with Austin College on Saturday
    April 27, 2019
    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.  
  • Baseball Booster Club Receives St. Sebastian Award
    April 20, 2019
    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.
  • Baseball Senior Day Closes the 2019 Home Schedule on Saturday
    April 20, 2019
    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.
  • Smith no-hits Crusaders in Series Opener; Pirates Secure Series Win after 7-Run 2nd Inning Too Large to Overcome
    April 19, 2019
    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.
  • Mountaineers Use Four-Run Ninth to Squeak Past Crusaders
    April 14, 2019
    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.
  • Crusaders Split Saturday's Twinbill at Schreiner
    April 13, 2019
    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.  
  • Voss tabbed USCAA Pitcher of the Week
    April 10, 2019
    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. 
  • Crusaders Drop Non-Conference Contest at Hardin-Simmons
    April 09, 2019
    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.
  • Crusaders Fall in Finale at Thomas More University
    April 07, 2019
    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.   
  • Crusaders Blast Two Homeruns In Saturday's Doubleheader Sweep at Thomas More
    April 06, 2019
    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.
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