Baseball Team Splits Twinbill With ETBU

Baseball Team Splits Twinbill With ETBU

Game Details:
Friday, April 20, 2018
Marshall, Texas | Tiger Field

Game One: East Texas Baptist 1, University of the Ozarks 0
Game Two:
University of the Ozarks 3, East Texas Baptist 2


University of the Ozarks (16-18, 11-10 ASC)
East Texas Baptist University (21-16, 11-10 ASC)
A Zach Gartner RBI single in the fourth inning proved to be the difference in the game as East Texas Baptist edged the Eagles 1-0 in game one Friday. Two outstanding pitching performances made for a fast game. The game lasted only one hour and 13 minutes. Starters Gyeongju Kim and Derrick Findley went the distance to record complete games. Kim allowed only three hits, while Findley gave up four to the Eagles. Kim struck out one and issued two walks. His run was earned. Findley fanned eight. The Tigers scratched across their run by stringing one hit and one walk. The Tigers recorded back-to-back bunts to set up the run for Gartner. The Eagles never had a base runner in scoring position. Justin Crider went 2-for-3 for Ozarks.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Derrick Findley (W, 4-0) 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO
LP: Gyeongju Kim (L, 2-5) 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

Gyeongju Kim tossed his second complete game of the season.

The Eagles salvaged the series with a big 3-2 game three win. Timely hitting and strong pitching enabled the Eagles to secure the win. The Eagles opened the game in dramatic fashion as leadoff hitter Justin Crider launched a solo home run to start the game. The Tigers evened the game 1-1 in the bottom of the first, but the Eagles responded with a pair of decisive runs in the fourth inning. The Eagles had three hits in the inning, with Breyden Varner leading off with a single through the right side of the infield. With one out, Sam Swartz posted another single and Patrick Mixon followed with another infield hit to score Varner. Leading 2-1, Rocky Liveoak reached on a fielder's choice to bring in Swartz. With a 3-1 lead to work with, starter Dalton Spurgeon cruised through the next five innings as he kept the Tigers to no runs and one hit. Spurgeon would receive the win after scattering three hits over six innings. He also had three strikeouts. Gyeongju Kim recorded the save as he tossed three hitless innings. Kim had four strikeouts during his appearance.  

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Dalton Spurgeon (W, 1-2) 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 SO
LP: John Marrs (L, 4-3) 8.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary
Justin Crider homered to right center, RBI.
Dakota Ebarb flied out to cf. (1 out)
Breyden Varner singled to third base.
Josh Woolly struck out swinging; Breyden Varner out at first c to 2b to 1b, picked off. (3 out)

Top of 4th Inning
Breyden Varner singled through the right side.
Josh Woolly flied out to cf. (1 out)
Sam Swartz singled through the left side; Breyden Varner advanced to second.
Patrick Mixon singled to pitcher, RBI; Sam Swartz advanced to third; Breyden Varner scored.
Rocky Liveoak reached on a fielder's choice; Patrick Mixon out at second 1b to ss; Sam Swartz scored.
Fielder Dufrene reached first on an error by rf; Rocky Liveoak advanced to third.
Rocky Liveoak out at home c to ss to c, caught stealing. (3 out)

Justin Crider launched his seventh home run of the season.

Up Next:
The Eagles will host Belhaven April 27-28. Senior Day will be held Saturday.