George Strait once sang of the importance of having an ace in the hole, and for the Clinton Arrows, that ace is senior pitcher Dallas Dyar.
On National Signing Day, Clinton’s ace embraced his chance to put pen to paper and earn the opportunity to pitch at an elite level.
On Nov. 14, 2018, Dallas Dyar signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
“Getting to play for Southern Miss is a life-long dream of mine,” Dyar said, “something I’m excited about, and something my family is very excited about as well.”
Dyar has a career record of 5-2 with a 2.70 ERA. His junior year is what caught the attention of Southern miss, striking out a total of 56 batters with his demanding fastball and command.
Clinton Arrows head coach Trave Hopkins knows how valuable Dyar is to any rotation. “Dallas is certainly our ace,” Hopkins said. “We feel that with any of our pitchers, we have a good shot at winning any game, but when Dallas is on the mound, he’s going to control the other team as good if not better than anyone out there.”
Hopkins noted that Dyar’s presence is felt in the line up as well for the Arrows. “He’s a middle-of-the-line-up kind of hitter who we trust to knock runs in for us.”
Dyar hit for .397 his junior season with 31 hits and 22 RBIs.
Coach Hopkins pointed out Dyar’s focus and work ethic is one of his best qualities as a teammate. “With an arm like his, he puts in the work along side everyone else and takes his bullpen sessions pretty seriously,” Hopkins said. “He’s pretty focused, and it rubs off on the other pitchers.”
“Coach (Christian) Ostrander is a really good pitching coach,” Dyar said, “and I’m excited about putting in the work to develop even more as a next-level pitcher.”
Dyar is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Dallas Dyar is the son of Travis and Jessica Dyar.