CORPUS CHRISTI – Throughout the summer of 2014, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2013-14 school year.
Every Tuesday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Thursdays bringing the year's top 10 moments. Be sure to keep tabs on GoIslanders.com throughout the summer to celebrate all the great moments.
Top Performance #1: Jacob Dorris Mows Down Oral Roberts
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team was headed into game two of the series against Oral Roberts on April 26 following a 7-2 victory the previous day.
Trevor Belicek started on the mound to kick off the pitching battle against Oral Roberts' Gavin Glanz, both keeping the game scoreless until the top of the sixth, when ORU's Jose Trevino beat out a throw to home off of a single by Anthony Sequeira. The Islanders were quick to answer back though, with a two-run homer by Tyler Ware to snatch the lead 2-1.
In the seventh, Belicek got into a jam and headed into the dugout with bases loaded and no outs. It was then that reliever Jacob Dorris stepped up and took control. He calmly stepped in and made quick work of Trevino, sending him down on strikes. Cleanup hitter Tyler Boss followed, and he went down swinging as well. He finished off the inning by inducing a groundout off the bat of Audie Afenir to end the inning with no damage.
The offense followed with an RBI triple by Jordan Lee and an RBI by Tierney to plate Lee for the three-run lead in the bottom of the seventh.
Dorris allowed a leadoff walk in the eighth, but struck out the next two batters and again finished the frame with a ground out. The icing on the cake came in the ninth, though, as Dorris sent all three batters he faced down on strikes, the final one Trevino, to end the contest.
The Weatherford, Texas native played a key role in the remainder of the season helping to lead the Islanders to a third-place finish in the Southland Conference and their fourth straight trip to the Southland Conference Tournament.
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June 17 - #10: Bourque Leads Islanders to Best SLC Start in Program History
June 24 - #9: Shaw's Explosive Weekend at UIW and ACU
July 1 - #8: Jordan's Buzzer Beater Sends Islanders Past IPFW
July 8 - #7: Baar Wins the Steeple at Southland Championships
July 15 - #6: Nagy Shines in Three-Set Victory over Top-Ranked Opponent
July 22 - #5: Belicek Strikes Out 12 in Two-Hit Shutout vs. Lamar
July 29 - #4: Islanders Dance Crowned NDA Challenge Cup Champions
August 5 - #3: Vanessa Johnson Shoots School-Record 67
August 12 - #2: Men's 4x400 Team Wins Southland Title
August 19 - #1: Jacob Dorris Mows Down Oral Roberts
June 19 - #10: Islanders Softball Sweeps Lamar
June 26 - #9: Shaw's Late Three Lifts Islanders Past UCA
July 3 - #8: Women's Tennis Victory Over SMU
July 10 - #7: Miller's Golden Goal Leads Islanders to first SLC Win
July 17 - #6: Men's Basketball Beats ORU in Overtime
July 24 - #5: Volleyball Makes History with First SLC Tournament Win
July 31- #4: Islanders Baseball Rallies for Walk-Off Win Over Lamar
August 7 - #3: Men's Tennis Clinches NCAA Berth With SLC Tournament Win
August 14 - #2: Women's Basketball's Historic Comeback to Soar Passed Nicholls