NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Baseball newbie Dillard scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning Friday to score an 11-7 victory against Xavier University of Louisiana in the opener of a three-game series.

    In the loss, Xavier pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts.

    Dillard is in its first season of intercollegiate baseball.

    The Gold Rush (3-1) and Bleu Devils (3-7) will play a noon doubleheader – two seven-inning games – Saturday at Barrow. 

    *Courtesy Xavier New Orleans Sports Information