Eagles Notch 7-6 Win Over Hendrix, Drop 14-Inning Game

Eagles Notch 7-6 Win Over Hendrix, Drop 14-Inning Game

Game Details:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. | Lonnie R. Qualls Field

Game One: Hendrix College 12, University of the Ozarks 11 (14 innings) - Continuation from Feb. 13
Game Two: University of the Ozarks 7, Hendrix College 6

Records:

University of the Ozarks (5-4)
Hendrix College (2-6)
 

GAME ONE
Overview:
The Eagles and Hendrix College battled until they couldn't battle anymore February 13 after 12 complete innings, but finished the game February 27 with Hendrix plating the game-winning run in the top of the 14th inning. Hendrix appeared to be headed to an easy win leading 10-2 after six innings. But the come back kids of Ozarks wouldn't go down easily. The Eagles plated six runs in the seventh behind five hits. Bryce Elder and Breyden Varner highlighted the frame with two RBI each. In the eighth, Dakota Ebarb blasted a two-run homer to even the score 10-10. Neither team would score until Hendrix's Seth Tucker doubled in a run in the top of the 14th. Breyden Varner and Sam Swartz each had three hits. A combined 17 pitchers saw action in the game.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Austin Pierce (W, 1-0) 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
LP: Brady Taylor (L, 1-1) 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO

Scoring Summary:
HENDRIX
TOP 1
J. Walker doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; Cooper advanced to third; Judson scored; Leon scored, unearned.

HENDRIX
TOP 1
Wiegand flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; J. Walker advanced to third; Cooper scored.

HENDRIX
TOP 2
Leon singled to left center, advanced to second, RBI; Dehne scored, unearned.

HENDRIX
TOP 2
Cooper flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; Leon scored, unearned.

OZARKS
BOTTOM 2
Mixon doubled to left center, RBI; Swartz scored.

HENDRIX
TOP 3
Wiegand singled up the middle, 2 RBI; J. Walker advanced to third on an error by cf, scored, unearned; Lillard scored.

HENDRIX
TOP 5
Tucker grounded out to ss, RBI; J. Walker scored.

HENDRIX
TOP 5
Leon singled to right center, 2 RBI; J. Rollins scored; Dehne scored.

OZARKS
BOTTOM 5
Swartz doubled to left field, RBI; Crider scored.

OZARKS
BOTTOM 7
Elder singled, 2 RBI; Mixon advanced to third; Ebarb scored; Clifford scored.

OZARKS
BOTTOM 7
Woolly reached on an error by 3b, advanced to third; Elder scored on a throwing error by 2b, unearned; Mixon scored, unearned.

OZARKS
BOTTOM 7
Varner doubled, 2 RBI; Crider scored, unearned; Woolly scored, unearned.

OZARKS
BOTTOM 8
Ebarb homered to left field, 2 RBI; Clifford scored.

HENDRIX
TOP 14
Tucker doubled to center field, RBI; Pierce scored.

Notables:
Breyden Varner and Sam Swartz each had three hits. A combined 17 pitchers saw action in the game.

GAME TWO

Overview:
Chase Edwards drove in the game-winning run with a double in the bottom of the eighth inning to push the Eagles to a 7-6 win in the second game of the day. With the score tied 6-6, Breyden Varner led off the bottom of the eighth with a double, and Edwards promptly sent a shot to left center to bring in the decisive run. Hendrix led 2-0 early, but Ozarks rallied for four runs in the bottom of the second to move ahead. Justin Crider highlighted the inning with a three-run homer. Josh Woolly had an RBI double in the third and Varner posted an RBI double in the sixth. Corey Steward (2-0) pitched two hitless innings to end the game and receive the win. Varner and Patrick Clifford each had three hits.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Corey Steward (W, 2-0) 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
LP: Aaron Little (L, 0-2) 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
Bottom of 2nd Inning
Swartz flied out to lf.
Clifford doubled to left field.
Mixon singled to right field, advanced to second on an error by rf, out at second 3b to ss, RBI; Clifford scored.
Woolly singled to shortstop.
Dufrene singled through the right side; Woolly advanced to second.
Crider homered to right center, 3 RBI; Dufrene scored; Woolly scored.
Elder walked.
Varner singled through the left side; Elder advanced to second.
Edwards flied out to lf.

Bottom of 3rd Inning
Orren to p for Barker.
Swartz flied out to cf.
Clifford singled to left field.
Mixon reached on an error by 3b; Clifford advanced to second.
Woolly doubled to right field, RBI; Mixon advanced to third; Clifford scored.
Dufrene grounded out to p.
Crider intentionally walked.
Elder flied out to rf.

Bottom of 6th Inning
Crider doubled to left field.
Elder grounded out to 1b unassisted; Crider advanced to third.
Varner doubled to right field, RBI; Crider scored.
Varner advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Edwards struck out swinging.
Swartz walked.
Clifford walked; Swartz advanced to second.
Mixon grounded out to p.

Bottom of 8th Inning
Varner doubled to right field.
Edwards doubled to left center, RBI; Varner scored.
Tucker to p.
Russo to ss for A. Little.
Swartz singled to right field; Edwards out at third rf to 3b to c.
Clifford walked; Swartz advanced to second.
Mixon walked; Clifford advanced to second; Swartz advanced to third.
Woolly grounded into double play 3b to 1b; Mixon advanced to second; Clifford out on the play.

Notables:
Justin Crider hit his third home run of the season.
Breyden Varner had his fourth multiple-hit game of the season.
Corey Steward pitched two hitless innings to record his second win of the season in relief.

Up Next:
The Eagles will travel to Austin, Texas, to face Concordia University Texas March 2-3.