Well, nobody said it was going to be easy for the Dallas Baptist Patriots. The Pats lost their opening Super Regional game, falling 7-0 to the California Golden Bears on Saturday.
Dallas Baptist's offense simply never got going on Saturday, mustering up only three hits against California. Even worse, the Patriots only drew four walks in the contest.
Justin Jones started for the Golden Bears and was credited with the win after pitching six innings, giving up just a hit and a walk while striking out three. Logan Scott pitched three innings for the rare three-inning save, surrendering just two hits while striking out one.
Dallas Baptist's starter Brandon Williamson was hit hard, despite pitching into the eighth inning. Williamson gave up seven runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out four en route to the loss.
The Patriots will now have to win two games in a row to advance to Omaha for the College World Series. Game 2 will be held on Sunday.