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Texas Christian Shuts Down Dartmouth, 5-1

Fort Worth, Texas — Preston Morrison scattered eight hits over eight innings while striking out eight to lead TCU to a 5-1 victory over visiting Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon at Lupton Stadium.

Boomer White stroked a pair of RBI doubles for TCU (11-7), which just missed the top 25 in the most recent polls.

Senior Jeff Keller drove in the lone run for the Big Green (1-4) with an eighth-inning double.

Morrison (2-2) entered the game with a 1.67 ERA and managed to lower it even further by yielding just one run over eight innings. The right-hander threw 101 pitches, 74 for strikes.

He retired 11 straight batters over one stretch, and helped his own cause by picking off two runners, including the only batter he walked. Morrison did not allow the run until two were out in the eighth when junior Thomas Roulis singled and scored on Keller’s double.

Dartmouth sophomore right-hander Michael Danielak (0-1) struggled with his control in the first inning, walking three of the first four batters, but did pick a runner off second to nearly escape the jam before allowing an RBI double.

Junior Nick Lombardi was the only Big Green hitter to collect two hits, while Matt Parisi extended his streak of reaching base safely to 20 games dating back to last year with a bunt single to start the game.

The two teams will conclude their three-game series today with sophomore right-hander Beau Sulser to get the start.

College Softball

Utah St. 2, Dartmouth 1

Santa Barbara, Calif. — Dartmouth dropped a pitchers’ duel to Utah State (8-13) on the second day of competition at the Gauchos Classic II.

Dartmouth junior Kristen Rumley (3-4) and Utah State’s Noelle Johnson (7-8) pitched complete games for their respective squads.

Rumley allowed two runs in the seventh, while Johnson’s shutout was erased by an error in the fourth.

Rumley struck out nine batters and allowed six hits with one earned run. Johnson allowed five hits and had five strikeouts.

Dartmouth plays Monmouth and UC-Santa Barbara today.