Saturday, April 28, 2018
Clarksville, Arkansas | Lonnie R. Qualls Field
Game Three: University of the Ozarks 7, Belhaven University 6
University of the Ozarks (19-18, 14-10 ASC)
Belhaven University (12-27, 7-16 ASC)
The University of the Ozarks baseball team beat the Belhaven Blazers 7-6 in eleven innings Saturday afternoon to sweep the series. Jordan Jones - on Senior Day - provided the dramatics with the game-winning single in the bottom of the 11th to seal the win. Patrick Clifford used a homerun in the third to put the Eagles on the board and tie up the game, 1-1. Ozarks would add two in the fourth, one in the fifth, and two in the sixth making the score 6-6 going into the ninth inning. After two scoreless innings, Matt Alamia pinch ran and stole second and third to put him on third base with Jones up to bat. Jones hit an RBI single to left field to secure the win over the Blazers. Fielder Dufrene made an ouststanding defensive play to get the thrid out prior to the Jones hit. Bryce Elder had three hits and two RBI's, Breyden Varner and Clifford had two hits apiece.
WP: Jacob Barker (W, 3-1) 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
LP: Austin Douglas (L, 1-4) 3.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO
Ozarks' Scoring Summary
Bottom of 3rd Inning
Justin Crider walked.
Breyden Varner hit into a double play from short stop to first base, Crider out on the play. (1 and 2 out)
Patrick Clifford homered to left field.
Josh Woolly struck out swinging. (3 out)
Bottom of 4th Inning
Patrick Mixon flied out to right field. (1 out)
Fielder Dufrene reached on an error by short stop.
Bryce Elder singled to left field; Dufrene advanced to second.
Zach Walker doubled to center field; Elder advanced to third; Dufrene scored.
Jordan Jones flied out to center field on a sacrifice fly; Elder scored. (2 out)
Walker advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Justin Crider walked.
Breyden Varner out at first. (3 out)
Bottom of 5th Inning
Patrick Clifford reached on an error by left field, advanced to second.
Josh Woolly struck out swinging. (1 out)
Patrick Mixon struck out swinging. (2 out)
Fielder Dufrene reached on an error by second base, advanced to second on the throw; Clifford scored.
Bryce Elder hit by a pitch.
Zach Walker flied out to left field. (3 out)
Bottom of 7th Inning
Patrick Clifford walked.
Josh Woolly hit by a pitch; Clifford advanced to second. Woolly advanced to second on a wild pitch, Clifford advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Patrick Mixon fouled out to catcher. (1 out)
Fielder Dufrene popped up to third base. (2 out)
Bryce Elder singled up the middle; Woolly scored, Clifford scored.
Zach Walker reached on a fielder's choice; Elder out at second. (3 out)
Bottom of 11th Inning
Bryce Elder singled down the left field line.
Rocky Liveoak pinch hit for Zach Walker.
Matt Alamia pinch ran for Elder; Alamia stole second and third.
Rocky Liveoak struck out looking. (1 out)
Jordan Jones singled to left field, Alamia scored.
Patrick Clifford hit his ninth home run of the season.
Jordan Jones laced a single to drive in the game-winning run to seal the game. Moments later, Jones and the rest of his senior teammates were honored as part of Senior Day.
The Eagles have advanced to the ASC Championship Tournament next weekend in Austin, Texas, May 4-6.