SFA Heads To Dallas Baptist
April 21, 2014
The `Jacks enter the week at 16-23 overall and 7-11 in Southland Conference play. Last week, SFA dropped three-of-four, falling 7-2 at Arkansas and picking up just one win over ACU across a three-game SLC series, the first-ever meetings between the two teams. DBU enters the midweek tilt at 26-13 and 6-3 in Missouri Valley Conference action.
SFA will send junior Halden Maynard to the mound against sophomore Drew Smith. Maynard has been a steady staple for the `Jacks in the midweek of late, garnering the start each of the last three weeks. Maynard enters Tuesday's game 0-2 on the season through eight appearances and four starts, while Smith carries a 2-2 record through six games (all started) on the season.
Players of Note
Senior Zach Marberry currently leads the league with 15 doubles, boasting a .285/.460./.371 split.
SCOUTING DALLAS BAPTIST: DBU enters the midweek 26-13 overall and 6-3 in MVC play, having dropped four of its last five games. The Patriots won their series conclusion with Evansville on Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak and will now host SFA to close a four-game homestand. DBU's Mike Wesolowski currently leads the team with a .309 batting average, the only hitter over .300 for the season. Wesolowski is currently riding a 13-game hit streak. On the mound the Patriot staff owns a 3.53 ERA through 352.1 innings.
VS. THE OPPONENT: Tuesday's game marks the 14th meeting between the two teams with DBU leading the all-time series 10-3. SFA dropped its first meeting with the Patriots 20-10 back on Mar.25 at Jaycees Field. The loss marked the second time this season (six-game span) that the opponent scored 20 runs against the `Jacks. Then No. 25 Texas Tech defeated SFA 20-4 on Mar. 18 in Lubbock, Texas.
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