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Dallas Baptist ends Florida’s 4-year CWS run with 9-8 win

June 2, 2019
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Dallas Baptist's Ray Gaither (20) cheers for his team after ending an inning during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Florida, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jimmy Glowenke homered to cap a nine-run fourth inning and Dallas Baptist held on to beat Florida 9-8 in an NCAA regional elimination game Sunday, ending the Gators’ run of four straight trips to the College World Series.

Florida had cut a seven-run deficit to one when Burl Carraway finished his sixth save by getting Jacob Young on a groundout to second with the tying run at third base.

The Patriots (43-19) were set to face host Texas Tech later Sunday in their fifth straight trip to the final round of a regional. Dallas Baptist lost the previous four, including in Lubbock three years ago.

Glowenke’s three-run shot gave the Patriots a 9-2 lead after solo homers from Bryce Ball and Andres Sosa earlier in the inning. Luke Bandy had a two-run single, Augie Isaacson hit an RBI double and Evan Sandmann had a sacrifice fly.

Wil Dalton connected on a two-run homer in a four-run fifth for the Gators (34-25), who were away from home in a regional for the first time since getting swept in Bloomington, Indiana, in 2013. Florida went 1-2 in this road regional.

Jimmy Fouse (6-0) allowed seven hits and six runs in five innings. Nick Pogue (1-1) gave up six hits and six runs in 3 2/3 innings before reliever Nolan Crisp allowed all five hitters he faced to reach base. Glowenke’s sixth homer came against Crisp.

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