Dudley sets saves’ mark in Tech win
Closer Caleb Dudley tied Louisiana Tech’s all-time saves record as the junior recorded career save No. 18 in a 2-1 victory over Dallas Baptist (13-7) on Thursday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Dudley pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing one walk and striking out two to tie Buddy Aulds for most saves by any Bulldog pitcher in history. The save was also Dudley’s fourth of the season.
Offense was at a premium as freshman Phil Maton (4-1) picked up his fourth win of the season as the Bulldogs moved to 11-10 on the season. Maton went 6.1 innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out six. Cy Sneed (4-2) was credited with his second loss of the season after allowing eight hits and two runs while striking out 10.