Saturday, February 17, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. | Lonnie R. Qualls Field
Game One: Millikin University 6, University of the Ozarks 2
Game Two: Millikin University 12, University of the Ozarks 0
University of the Ozarks (4-2)
Millikin University (2-0)
The Eagles found themselves in a hole and couldn't climb out of it as Millikin University took a 6-2 game one win followed by a dominating 12-0 game two win. Millikin scored twice in the second and once in the third to hold an early lead. Ozarks scored once in the fourth on Justin Crider's solo home run. The Big Blue answered with three runs in the fifth to build a 6-1 advantage. Millikin pitcher Connor Gross gave up eight hits, but kept the Eagles scoring output at a minimum. He struck out five. Crider and Sam Swartz each had two hits.
WP: Gyeongju Kim (L, 1-1) 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 SO
LP: Connor Gross (W, 1-0) 6.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
Bottom of 4th Inning
Crider homered to right field, RBI.
Varner struck out swinging, grounded out to c unassisted.
Edwards grounded out to ss.
Swartz singled to shortstop.
Clifford singled through the left side; Swartz advanced to second.
Mixon popped up to 1b.
Bottom of 7th Inning
Mixon doubled to center field.
Elder doubled down the rf line, RBI; Mixon scored.
Dufrene popped up to c.
Followell to p for Gross.
Woolly flied out to cf.
Crider struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.
Senior outfielder Justin Crider hit his second home run of the season.
Millikin shut down Ozarks' offense limiting the Eagles to just three hits over nine innings in a 12-0 victory. Millikin produced 18 hits and three home runs. A trio of Millikin pitchers owned the Eagles, striking out eight to keep the home team off the board and record a shutout. Ozarks used six pitchers in the game. Swartz had two of the Eagles three hits. Millikin had six players in the lineup that recorded multiple-hit games.
WP: Logan Talkington (W, 1-0) 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO
LP: Dalton Spurgeon (L, 0-1) 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
Sam Swartz had back-to-back two-hit games in the double-header.
The Eagles will finish their series against Millikin tomorrow starting at 12:00 p.m.