The Arlington Baptist College Men’s Baseball team will host their home opener this weekend vs. Sterling College (KS) and Manhattan Christian College (KS). The Patriots will be hosting the first event held on the newly renovated QuikTrip Park artificial turf field. The four home games will be the first of 25 scheduled home games for the Arlington Baptist Patriots at QuikTrip Park in 2013. In addition, Arlington Baptist will also play host to the Southwest Regional Baseball Tournament at QuikTrip Park on
The Patriots (1-3) will be entering the weekend after dropping three games the previous weekend to #5 NAIA ranked Rogers State University (4-0) and Southwestern Assemblies of God University (4-4). Rogers State, who finished 2nd in the NAIA World Series last year, returned all three of their conference starters from last year and their pitching dominance did not miss a beat, defeating the Patriots 12-1 in Game 1 and 17-7 in Game 2.
After two games with RSU, the Patriots were blanked in the final game of the weekend festivities by another quality mound performance from Southwestern Assemblies of God University righty Jarrod Pisors. The Patriots won their season opener vs. SAGU earlier in the week on a cold and wet day in Waxahachie with a 7th inning comeback victory to win 13-10. Freshman Vinny Gerhard (Tucson, AZ) came in for an injured Caleb Valderama (Plano, TX/Fr.) on the mound in the bottom of the 3rdinning to record a hold while Jonny Hurst (1-0)(Burleson, TX/Jr.) followed him for relief in the 7th to record the first win of the season for the Patriots.
The Patriots Baseball team will look to even up their win/loss record this weekend at home. The following times are scheduled for this weekend’s festivities:
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8:
1pm Manhattan Christian vs Arlington Baptist
3pm Manhattan Christian vs Arlington Baptist
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9:
11pm Manhattan Christian vs Arlington Baptist
1pm Sterling College vs Manhattan Christian
3pm Sterling College vs Arlington Baptist
QuikTrip Park – 1600 LoneStar Pkwy. – Grand Prairie, TX 75050