Eagles Fight Back In Game One Loss

The Eagles opened the season with a 8-6 loss against University of Dallas Saturday.

Game Details:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Clarksville, Arkansas | Lonnie R. Qualls Field

Game One: University of Dallas 8, University of the Ozarks 6
Game Two:
University of Dallas 5, University of the Ozarks 3 (9th inning, game suspended)


University of the Ozarks (0-1)
University of Dallas (3-1)
The Eagles made a furious comeback late in game one scoring five runs in the final inning only to fall 8-6 Saturday. University of Dallas pounded out four hits and scored six runs in the third inning to take the game's momentum early. University of Dallas starting pitcher Conrad Voss was lights out as he tossed six innings and allowed just two hits. The Eagles did plate a run in the third on Rey Lozano's groundout RBI to make it 6-1. As Voss cruised, the Crusaders made a pitching change in the bottom of the seventh that almost proved costly. The bottom of the inning opened with an error, but the Crusaders then got back-to-back outs to appear in control. But things unraveled quickly as the Eagles mounted a comeback and eventually had the game-winning run on base. Josh Stephens doubled in a run and then later in the frame, Chase Edwards delivered a big two-out bases clearing double to make it 8-5. Sam Swartz singled in a run to put runners at first and second. From there, a second Crusader relief pitcher was able to force a groundout to end the game. Edwards finished 1-for-4 with three RBI. Starting pitcher David Beck took the loss after tossing 2.2 innings. He had four strikeouts.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Conrad Voss (W, 2-0) 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO
LP: David Beck (L, 0-1) 2.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

Scoring Summary

Dallas 3rd - J. Vondrache walked. J. Stickler hit by pitch; J. Vondrache advanced to second. J. Abalos singled, bunt; J. Stickler advanced to second; J. Vondrache advanced to third. Z. Taylor struck out swinging. L. Boylson hit by pitch, RBI; J. Abalos advanced to second; J. Stickler advanced to third; J. Vondrache scored. J. Scott doubled to right center, 2 RBI; L. Boylson advanced to third; J. Abalos scored; J. Stickler scored. P. Scioli grounded out to 3b, RBI; J. Scott advanced to third; L. Boylson scored. M. Peterson doubled to left center, RBI; J. Scott scored. S. Hanson singled to left field, advanced to second, RBI; M. Peterson scored. Vernon to p for D Beck. S. Hanson advanced to third on a wild pitch. J. Vondrache struck out swinging. 6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ozarks 3rd - Stanley doubled down the lf line. Stephens grounded out to 2b; Stanley advanced to third. Lozano grounded out to ss, RBI; Stanley scored. Varner grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Dallas 4th - J. Stickler walked. J. Abalos popped up to cf. J. Stickler stole second. Z. Taylor struck out looking. L. Boylson singled down the lf line, advanced to second, RBI; J. Stickler scored. J. Scott out at first 1b to p. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 L O B.

Dallas 5th - P. Scioli popped up to 1b. M. Peterson singled to left field. S. Hanson flied out to lf. M. Peterson advanced to second on a wild pitch. J. Vondrache walked; M. Peterson advanced to third on a wild pitch. J. Vondrache stole second. J. Stickler reached on an error by 1b; J. Vondrache advanced to third; M. Peterson scored, unearned. J. Stickler stole second. J. Abalos popped up to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Ozarks 7th - R. Flores to p for C. Voss. Ebarb reached on an error by ss. Aguirre flied out to cf. Stanley struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b; Ebarb advanced to second on a wild pitch. Stephens doubled down the lf line, RBI; Ebarb scored, unearned. Lozano hit by pitch. Varner walked; Lozano advanced to second; Stephens advanced to third. Edwards doubled to center field, 3 RBI; Varner scored, unearned; Lozano scored, unearned; Stephens scored, unearned. Alamia pinch ran for Edwards. Alamia advanced to third on a wild pitch. Mabry hit by pitch. W. Bresnahan to p for R. Flores. Swartz singled through the left side, RBI; Mabry advanced to second; Alamia scored, unearned. Ebarb grounded out to 2b. 5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Back from an injury, Chase Edwards drove in three runs for the offense.
Starting pitcher David Beck fanned four batters.
The Eagles had five new starters in the lineup to open the season. Seeing action as freshmen included Rey Lozano and Blake Benson.
Recording hits in their first game for Ozarks included Lozano, Josh Stephens and Zach Stanley

With darkness settling in heading into the ninth, game two was suspended. On Sunday, inclement weather caused the game to be final with the Crusaders winning 5-3. Dallas had a three-run fourth to take a 3-1 lead. Lozano, Fielder Dufrene and Varner had RBI in the game. Dalton Spurgeon was the starting pitcher for the Eagles and was dominate through three innings. Spurgeon fanned six during his outing.

Pitching Decisions:

Scoring Summary
Ozarks 3rd - F. Dufrene flied out to rf.; Z. Stanley walked.; Z. Stanley stole second.; J. Stephens walked; Z. Stanley stole third.; J. Stephens stole second.; R. Lozano flied out to rf, SAC, RBI; J. Stephens advanced to third; Z. Stanley scored.; B. Varner struck out swinging.; 

Dallas 4th - J. Tamayo to p for D. Spurgeon.; J. Abalos struck out swinging.; J. Scott singled to right field.; L. Boylson flied out to rf.; M. Peterson walked; J. Scott advanced to second.; J. Griesbaue hit by pitch; M. Peterson advanced to second; J. Scott advanced to third.; S. Hanson walked, RBI; J. Griesbaue advanced to second; M. Peterson advanced to third; J. Scott scored.; P. Scioli doubled to left field, 2 RBI; S. Hanson advanced to third; J. Griesbaue scored; M. Peterson scored.; Z. Brizendin to p for J. Tamayo.; J. Vondrache grounded out to p.

Ozarks 4th - C. Edwards singled through the right side.; B. Mabry popped up to 3b.; R. Liveoak reached first on an error by ss; C. Edwards advanced to third.; E. Aguirre reached on a fielder's choice; R. Liveoak advanced to second; C. Edwards out at home 3b to c.; F. Dufrene singled to right center, RBI; E. Aguirre advanced to third; R. Liveoak scored, unearned.; Z. Stanley popped up to 3b.

Dallas 5th - J. Stickler grounded out to 2b.;J. Abalos singled, bunt.; J. Abalos stole second.; J. Scott grounded out to 2b; J. Abalos advanced to third.; J. Abalos scored on a wild pitch.; L. Boylson flied out to cf.

Dallas 7th - J. Abalos singled to third base.; J. Abalos stole second.; J. Abalos advanced to third on a wild pitch.; J. Scott walked.; L. Boylson flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; J. Abalos scored.; J. Scott out at second c to 2b, caught stealing.; M. Peterson struck out swinging.

Ozarks 7th - J. Stephens struck out swinging.; R. Lozano reached first on an error by ss.; R. Lozano stole second.; R. Lozano advanced to third on a wild pitch.; B. Varner grounded out to ss, RBI; R. Lozano scored, unearned.; C. Edwards doubled to center field.; B. Hall pinch hit for B. Mabry.; B. Hall flied out to cf.

Senior right-hander Dalton Spurgeon looked dominate in his first start of the season. Spurgeon tossed three innings and fanned six while allowing just one hit and no runs.

Up Next:
Game two will restart Sunday at noon, weather pending. Game three of the series will follow.