Eagles Split Twinbill With Hardin-Simmons

Eagles Split Twinbill With Hardin-Simmons

Game Details:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. | Lonnie R. Qualls Field

Game One: Hardin-Simmons 6, University of the Ozarks 2
Game Two:
University of the Ozarks 11, Hardin-Simmons 8

Records:

University of the Ozarks (14-15, 9-8 ASC)
Hardin-Simmons University (11-21, 8-9 ASC)
 
GAME ONE
Overview:
After four hits and two runs, including Patrick Mixon's sixth-inning home run, the Eagles suffered a 6-2 loss against the Hardin-Simmons University Cowboys. The first run of the game came from Justin Crider, who scored in the first inning off a fielder's choice. Crider and Mixon both went 1-for-3. Crider, Mixon, Breyden Varner, and Rocky Liveoak each added one hit to the board.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Taylor Cooling (W, 2-3) 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO
LP: Gyeongju Kim (L, 2-4) 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
Bottom of 1st Inning
Justin Crider doubled to center field.
Rocky Liveoak flied out to right field. (1 out)
Breyden Varner reached first on an error by the short stop. Crider advanced to third on the error.
Sam Swartz reached on a fielder's choice. Varner out at second, Crider scored. (2 out)
Josh Woolly walked, Swartz advanced to second.
Patrick Mixon reached first on a fielder's choice. Woolly advanced to second. Swartz out at second. (3 out)

Bottom of 6th Inning
Josh Woolly grounded out to third. (1 out)
Patrick Mixon homered to right field.
Fielder Dufrene flied out to left field. (2 out)
Dakota Ebarb walked. Elder advanced to second. Matt Alamia pinch ran for Ebarb.
Justin Crider walked. Alamia advanced to second. Elder advanced to third.
Rocky Liveoak lined out to second base. (3 out)

Notables:
Patrick Mixon hit his fourth home run of the season.

GAME TWO
Overview:
The Eagles used 12 combined hits to score 11 runs, including one home run from Breyden Varner and another from Justin Crider, to sweep past the Cowboys in an 11-8 win Saturday afternoon in the second game of the series. Dakota Ebarb, Crider, Varner, and Josh Woolly all added two hits. Corey Steward pitched the final three innings to remain perfect on the season (5-0).

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Corey Steward (W, 5-0) 6.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
LP: Taylor McMackin (L, 1-7) 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary
Bottom of Fourth Inning
Breyden Varner homered to left field.
Sam Swartz singled to center field.
Josh Woolly singled to right field, Swartz advanced to third. Swartz scored on a throwing error by the catcher.
Patrick Mixon grounded out to short stop, Woolly scored.
Bryce Elder grounded out to second base.

Bottom of Sixth Inning
Breyden Varner singled down the left field line. Varner advanced to second on a throwing error.
Sam Swartz grounded out to short shop. (1 out)
Josh Woolly reached on an error by second base. Varner advanced to third.
Patrick Mixon singled up the middle, advanced to second. Woolly advanced to second and then third on an error, Varner scored.
Fielder Dufrene grounded out to second base. Mixon advanced to third, Woolly scored. (2 out)
Bryce Elder singled up center field, Mixon scored. Elder stole second.
Dakota Ebarb doubled to left field, Elder scored.
Justin Crider singled to right field, Ebarb scored.
Rocky Liveoak flied out to right field. (3 out)

Bottom of Seventh Inning
Breyden Varner walked.
Sam Swartz grounded out to the pitcher on a SAC bunt. Varner advanced to second. (1 out)
Josh Woolly singled to second base. Varner advanced to third.
Patrick Mixon grounded out to short stop. Woolly advanced to second. Varner scored. (2 out)
Fielder Dufrene reached on an error by second base. Woolly advanced to third. Dufrene stole second.
Bryce Elder reached on an error by second base. Dufrene advanced to third. Woolly scored. Elder stole second.
Dakota Ebarb grounded out to third base. (3 out)

Bottom of Eighth Inning
Justin Crider homered to right field.
Rocky Liveoak singled up the middle.
Breyden Varner reached on a fielder's choice. Liveoak out at second. (1 out)
Sam Swartz flied out to left field. (2 out)
Josh Woolly grounded out to third base. (3 out)

Notables:
Justin Crider and Breyden Varner each hit a home run giving them a total of four home runs each this season.
Corey Steward remains perfect on the season with a 5-0 record.

Up Next:
The Eagles will finish the three-game series against Hardin-Simmons, Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m.

By Kaitlyn Williams