Belton, TX – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball team rode Taylor Burrow's no-hitter to a game two win to complete a doubleheader sweep of Southwestern University Saturday afternoon in Belton. UMHB won both games by 3-1 scores to make it three straight wins over the Pirates to improve to 3-1 on the year. Southwestern falls to 0-7 on the year with the two losses.
Burrow's dominating performance was the key to the Cru's 3-1 win in game two. He struck out 10, walked three and allowed just an unearned run to even his record at 1-1. UMHB took a 1-0 lead on Josh Fredrick's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first. Southwestern took advantage of two errors, a walk and a passed ball to score a run to tie it at one in the top of the third. Chris Florack scored on a pickoff play in the bottom of that frame to put UMHB up 2-1 and the Cru added an insurance run on Florack's RBI double in the fifth. Colton Mikulencak took the loss for the Pirates to drop to 0-2. Florack and Seth Mogavero had two hits apiece for UMHB.
The Cru grabbed control of game one in the middle innings on the way to a 3-1 win. Chris Joshlin's fourth inning RBI single broke a scoreless tie to make it 1-0 UMHB. The Cru added a run on Cody Emerson's RBI double in the fifth and took a 3-0 lead on Mogavero's RBI single in the sixth. Southwestern cut it to 3-1 on Zachary Lynch's RBI single in the seventh, but Kel Shannon snuffed out the rally to earn the save. Chance Ryan pitched five innings of our-hit, scoreless baseball to get the win. Joshlin, Mogavero and Emerson each had two hits for UMHB.
The Cru will now hit the road for three games next week. UMHB will take on Texas Wesleyan University in a 3:00 PM single game Tuesday in Fort Worth to open the week. The Cru will then play a doubleheader at Tarleton State University Saturday in Stephenville.