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DALLAS — Darick Hall threw six strong innings on the mound and went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI at the plate and Dallas Baptist steamrolled conference rival Missouri State for the second straight game, this time by a score of 7-2.
Just like Friday night, Missouri State scored in the top of the first, and just like Friday night, DBU struck back immediately, and led by four at the end of the third inning. Hall–who’s hitting .309/.423/.640 with a team-high 16 home runs–leaned heavily on his slider en route to allowing one run over six innings. That slider, a high-70s pitch with frisbee action, was death on right-handed hitters as a chase pitch. Hall, a burly, long-armed righthander with a low-three-quarters delivery, and with a slider for a primary out pitch, you’d think he’d have trouble with lefties. Not so–thanks to a mid-70s changeup working off a fastball that sat 88-91 with late life, Hall experienced no particular trouble with left-handed hitters, striking out Missouri State cleanup hitter Justin Paulsen, a lefty, twice, and getting him to ground into a double play.
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