Back-to-back HRs sends Dallas Baptist past Southern Miss 9-4
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Garrett Wolforth and Tim Millard hit back-to-back homers in the fifth inning to break open the game, and Dallas Baptist went on to beat Southern Mississippi 9-4 in an elimination game in the NCAA Tournament Fayetteville Regional on Sunday.
The win sent Dallas Baptist (42-20) to the regional final against Arkansas. The Patriots would have to beat the Razorbacks on Sunday night and again Monday to move to a super regional.
Dallas Baptist led 4-2 with two outs in the fifth when Jameson Hannah doubled and Trent Driver hit Jimmy Glowenke with a pitch. Wolforth followed with a three-run homer to right, and three pitches later Millard homered to left to make it 8-4.
Luke Eldred (7-3) pitched eight innings for the Patriots, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out seven.
Walker Powell (7-3) took the loss for the Golden Eagles (44-18).