Augusta Free Press preview of Dallas Baptist - nice summary of team
DB starting pitching will be (from AFP article):
Dominic Hamel, a 6’2” junior with big numbers as the staff ace (13-2, 3.95 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 129K/31BB, .201 opponent BA in 86.2 IP).
Hamel has been getting touched up a bit of late – giving up 5 runs on 5 hits in 6.1 innings in his regional opener W over Oregon State last week. Dating back to the start of May, he’s allowed 20 earned runs on 28 hits in 27 innings, with 33 Ks and 13 walks.
So, he’s hittable. But also, he can be unhittable – he’s had six starts this season with double-digit Ks.
Rhett Kouba (6-1, 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 82K/22BB, .217 opponent BA in 67.1 IP) is your Game 2 starter.
Kouba, a 6’0” sophomore, also got touched up last weekend in his start against TCU, giving up 6 runs on 6 hits in a no-decision in what ended up being an 8-6 DBU win.
That outing was the only one of the season in which Kouba gave up more than 4 earned runs.
If we go to a Game 3, the likely starter would be 6’5”, 270-pound redshirt junior Luke Eldred (4-0, 2.23 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 32K/10BB, .177 opponent batting average in 32.1 IP).