Author: Drayson Ball

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National security examined at Pizza and Politics

Rep. Chris Stewart said one of the most pressing issues in America today is national security. Stewart, who has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since January 2013, was invited to discuss the issues of national security at the final Pizza and Politics of the spring semester Wednesday. Students, faculty and staff filled the Gardner Student Center […]

More than winning: Baseball coach seeks to be mentor in life for players

There may be one thing more important than winning to Chris Pfatenhauer, head coach of the Dixie State University baseball team — being a mentor to his players. Pfatenhauer was hired as the head baseball coach in August 2012. He’s led his teams to win two Pacific West Championship titles during that time. He said […]

DSU baseball cruise to second consecutive home sweep

The final home series of the season was all smiles and high-fives for the Dixie State University baseball team. Coming into the weekend after a disappointing series against Fresno Pacific University, the Trailblazers bounced back and grabbed their second consecutive home sweep against the Academy of Arts University. The sweep was especially meaningful to the […]

DSU falters to Sunbirds

Dixie State University baseball did something for only the second time this season — lost two games in a row. Having won 18 of their previous 22 games, the Trailblazers ran into Fresno Pacific University and surrendered three wins of a four-game series to the Sunbirds. FPU jumped all over the Trailblazers in game one […]

Trailblazer baseball complete sweep of PLNU

Dixie State University baseball brought its brooms to Bruce Hurst Field Saturday. After having won the first three games of a four-game series against Point Loma Nazarene University, junior catcher Jake Davison delivered a walk-off single to help DSU sweep the Sea Lions. Coming into the weekend having won 15 of their previous 18 games, […]

DSU baseball tames Sea Lions

Dixie State University took the first two wins of four-game series against Point Loma Nazarene University Friday. Coming into the weekend having won 15 of their previous 18 game, the Trailblazers hosted PLNU, who entered the weekend undefeated in the Pacific West Conference. DSU won both games of the twin bill convincingly.  Junior pitcher Dylan […]

DSU baseball secures three wins against Lancers

An important Pacific West Conference matchup is in the offing for the Dixie State University baseball team. DSU climbed to second place in the PacWest standings after taking three of four games from conference foe California Baptist University over the weekend. Junior pitcher Dylan File earned his fourth win from the mound this season in […]

DSU baseball ties school record for hits

The Dixie State University baseball team accomplished something the program has only done once before. The Trailblazers recorded 24 hits in a game against Holy Names University Sunday. DSU won three of four games in total against the Hawks in games that were filled with offensive production. Coming into the weekend series riding six-game winning […]

File, Hilty shine in sweep of Yellowjackets

Dixie State University pitchers were striking out batters at a career rate over the weekend.  Senior pitcher Mason Hilty and junior pitcher Dylan File each recorded career-high strikeouts against Montana State University Billings. The Trailblazers swept the three-game series in their final games before entering Pacific West Conference play. “[For our pitching] to get hot, it […]