Burnett wins 250th career game as TLU baseball sweeps McMurry
Posted on 3/1/2017 6:37:00 AM.
 
(Abilene) – The Texas Lutheran baseball team gave Head Coach Greg Burnett his 250th career coaching win as the Bulldogs completed a three-game sweep of McMurry with 7-1 and 14-7 road wins Saturday afternoon at Walt Driggers Field, which followed a 4-2 win in Friday’s series opener.

The 7-1 win produced the 249th, and the 14-7 victory was the 250th of Burnett's coaching career at TLU. Burnett is in his 10th season with the Bulldogs. He is third all-time in TLU Baseball coaching victories.

In the 7-1 win, Cade Killingsworth tossed a complete-game, six-hitter in the seven-inning contest. He struck out five and worked around five walks. Killingsworth scattered six hits.

Keaton Boysen homered for TLU, and Riley Schaefer and Taylor Sammons each drove in a pair of runs.

In game two, the 14-7 victory, Dylan Drgac pitched 3-1/3 innings of two-hit, scoreless relief and earned the pitching win.

Riley Schaefer doubled, scored three times and had two hits and an RBI, and Colby Schrade doubled, had three hits and drove in three.

Thomas Varner went 2-for-5 with three runs scored, and Boysen went 3-for-5 with three RBI. Eric Rabinowitz collected two hits, scored twice and drove in two.

Rayce Gatlin produced a 4-for-4 second game with a run scored and an RBI.

Texas Lutheran sophomore Nathan Malinovsky tossed a complete game and struck out 11 Friday night in the first game of the series.

Malinovsky (1-2) allowed two runs in the sixth, but both runs were unearned. He walked just one.

The Bulldogs rallied for three runs in the top of the eighth. Thomas Varner walked with the bases loaded to bring in the tying run, and pinch-hitter Tyler Cauley drove in a pair of runs with a two-out single.

Varner, the sophomore shortstop, had two hits for TLU.

McMurry had the winning run at the plate in the ninth, but Malinovsky struck out a War Hawk for the second out and coaxed the final batter into a fly-out to center field.




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