Former Tarrant County baseball standouts Duncan McAlpine (Birdville High School) and Landon Anderson (Grapevine Faith High School) have helped lead Dallas Baptist into the Waco Regional championship Sunday.
The Patriots (41-17) defeated Oral Roberts 11-8 Saturday behind McAlpine’s 3 for 5 day at the plate with 5 RBIs and a home run. The junior catcher is 6 of 9 with 6 RBIs and two homers in the regional. Anderson, a senior, is 5 of 9 with 3 RBIs, 3 runs scored and a double and triple. The Patriots are no strangers to NCAA postseason success. They won the Fort Worth Regional in 2011. DBU plays the winner between Baylor and Oral Roberts (38-24) at 7 p.m. Sunday at Baylor Ballpark.
Baylor (45-15) eliminated UT Arlington (36-25) with an 11-6 win Saturday. The Bears and Golden Eagles play at 2 p.m. Sunday.
-- Stefan Stevenson