Friday, March 1, 2019
Clarksville, Arkansas | Lonnie R. Qualls Field
Game One: Concordia University Texas 4, University of the Ozarks 0
Game Two: Concordia University Texas 8, University of the Ozarks 5
University of the Ozarks (6-8, 2-3 ASC)
Concordia University Texas (10-1, 2-0 ASC)
Concordia University Texas starting pitcher Matthew Williams threw a three-hit shutout to lead the Tornados to a 4-0 win over the Eagles Friday. After a quick first inning from Williams, the Eagles had runners at second and third with one out in the second, but the right-hander worked out the jam with back-to-back strikeouts. From there, Williams retired the side in the third inning, fifth inning and seventh inning.
WP: Matthew Williams (W, 3-0) 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO
LP: Dalton Spurgeon (L, 0-1) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 10 SO
Breyden Varner has hit safely in seven straight games.
The Eagles hung within one run midway through the game before Concordia scored a pair of decisive runs in the seventh to hold onto a 8-5 win. Trailing 4-0, the Eagles scored three times in the fourth on two hits. Fielder Dufrene, Josh Stephens and Rey Lozano recorded RBI to make it a 4-3 game. Concordia answered with a run in the top of the fifth, but the Eagles responded with a RBI single from Rocky Liveoak in the bottom half. Zach Stanley made it 7-5 in the eighth, but that would be the final run for the Eagles.
WP: Caleb Nicholson (W, 1-0) 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO
LP: David Beck (L, 1-3) 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
4th - Dufrene reached on an error by ss, RBI; Aguirre advanced to second; Mabry advanced to third; Liveoak scored.
4th - Stephens singled to center field, RBI; Dufrene advanced to second; Aguirre advanced to third; Mabry scored.
4th - Lozano reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; Stephens out at second ss to 2b; Dufrene advanced to third; Aguirre scored.
5th - Liveoak singled, RBI; Stanley scored.
The Eagles wrap up the series with game three Saturday at 12:00 p.m.