Chris Isbell and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout and Zach Dedin scored on an error in the 10th inning as Regis beat No. 16 Lubbock Christian University 1-0 Saturday, taking the first three games of a season-opening baseball series at Hays Field.
LCU (0-3) has scored one run in its first three games, coming close to getting no-hit in 5-0 and 4-1 losses Friday. Regis will go for the sweep in the series finale at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Lefthander Ryan Johnson, making his LCU debut, had a two-hit shutout through eighth innings, striking out seven, but got no decision. The Rangers made their winning rally in the 10th against Frenship graduate Chandler Casey (0-1), who struck out four in two innings.
Dedin pinch hit a one-out double to right field and stayed at second as Casey fanned Ryan Tierney. Logan Hefleblower then reached on an error at third base as Dedin came around to score.
In the bottom of the 10th, Patrick Kenny worked around a walk for his first save.
Isbell, a junior transfer from Arizona State, yielded four hits and a walk in seven innings, striking out eight. Chris Quackenbush, Scott Vincent (1-0) and Kenny worked a hitless inning apiece. Quackenbush walked Keeton Greenwalt and Andrew Pratt in the eighth but got Ryan Rogers on a fly ball to end the inning.
Isbell retired the first 12 batters he faced. In the sixth, Rogers singled, stole second with one out and took third on a balk, but Isbell escaped with two groundouts.
LCU got two hits from Rogers and one each from Andres Negron and Pratt.
Inclement weather prompted tournament officials to cancel the last two days of the three-day North Texas Softball Bash, wiping out three of the four games Lubbock Christian University was scheduled to play.
LCU (5-1) beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 14-6 on Friday. The Lady Chaps’ canceled games were to be against Texas A&M-Commerce and Northwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday and Midwestern State on Sunday.
Next up for LCU is the Cactus Classic scheduled Friday through Sunday in Tucson, Arizona.
PLAINVIEW — Brendon Foust singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as Wayland Baptist edged Peru State 7-6 late Friday and took two of three games in a tripleheader.
Wayland (6-1) rallied from a 6-4 deficit with two runs in the seventh and then put together its fourth last-at-bat win in six victories this season. Nick Rucker hit a one-out double, Jacob Adams reached on an error and Foust singled to left.
Tanner Solomon, a 150-pound freshman from Phoenix, pitched five shutout innings in relief for the win.
Instead of playing doubleheaders Friday and Saturday, the two teams rescheduled to three games on Friday to avoid playing in Saturday’s cold weather.