Brothers Jack and Chad Dallas were much cooler under pressure than their parents Friday night.
Chad got his second start for the University of Tennessee, taking on top ten ranked Texas Tech in Round Rock.
Jack was not expected to pitch in relief for the Lamar Cardinals Friday at Texas State, because he had pitched two nights earlier.
Chad started by striking out the side and his offense plated three in the first to give him the early lead.
He cruised into the third before having to work out of a couple of jams. Meantime, the Lamar game that had started earlier, was in the late innings.
Then both Dallas’ were pitching at the same time as Jack was called in to pick up the save.
Father Tony had Jack’s game in his ear while watching Chad pitch at Dell Diamond. And to no one’s surprise that knows him, he was coaching both of them at the same time. Their mother Nancy was a little cooler, at least on the outside.
Jack finished first, picking up his first save of the season as Lamar beat Texas State 3-1.
Then Chad got the win (2-0) for the Vols, striking out eight in five innings, giving up two runs on five hits as they beat Texas Tech 6-2.
It was a memorable night for the West Orange-Stark grads.