Friday, March 15, 2019
Belton, Texas | Red Murff Field
Game One: University of the Ozarks 6, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
Game Two: University of the Ozarks 7, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 5 (10-innings)
University of the Ozarks (9-13, 4-4 ASC)
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (4-14, 0-5 ASC)
Starting pitcher Dalton Spurgeon threw a three-hit complete game to lead the Eagles to a 6-0 shutout win in game one Friday. The Eagles opened the game with two runs, highlighted by an RBI triple from Erick Aguirre. The Crusaders managed little against the dominant 6-foot-5 right-hander from Missouri. Spurgeon pitched a hitless second, fourth, fifth and seventh inning to keep the shutout intact. Spurgeon mowed down five Crusader batters in the seven-inning outing. It was his first shutout of the season. The Eagles provided a steady dose of run support for Spurgeon throughout the game. Three Eagles had multiple-hit games. Spurgeon faced 27 batters, struck out five and walked three.
WP: Dalton Spurgeon (W, 1-2) 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
LP: Ross Baer (L, 1-3) 4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
Ozarks Scoring Summary:
1st Erick Aguirre tripled down the rf line, RBI; Rocky Liveoak scored.
1st Chase Edwards advanced to second on a wild pitch; Erick Aguirre scored on a wild pitch.
2nd Erick Aguirre reached first on an error by ss; Rocky Liveoak advanced to third; Rey Lozano scored, unearned.
5th Zach Stanley reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; Chase Edwards out at second ss to 2b; Breyden Varner scored, unearned.
7th Breyden Varner singled to center field, advanced to second; Rocky Liveoak advanced to third, scored on an error by cf.
7th Zach Stanley reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; Chase Edwards out at second 2b to ss; Breyden Varner scored, unearned.
Dalton Spurgeon tossed his first shutout of the season in the win. Spurgeon did not allow back-to-back hits during the game.
Overview: Fielder Dufrene brought in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the tenth inning to push the Eagles to a 7-5 win. Rocky Liveoak add an RBI single up the middle to provide an insurance run in the tenth. Following a double steal by Rey Lozano and Josh Stephens to put both in scoring position, Dufrene lofted a ball to left field to plate the decisive run. The Eagles were tied with the Crusaders after five complete innings, but took a 5-3 advantage in the top of the seventh. Chase Edwards and Zach Stanley drove in back-to-back runs with bases loaded walks. The Crusaders scored once in the bottom of the seventh and again in the ninth on a two-out single. Liveoak had three hits. Corey Steward received the win in relief. Tyler Vernon closed out the game to pick up a save.
WP: Corey Steward (W, 2-0) 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
LP: Andrew Hutchings (L, 0-1) 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
Ozarks Scoring Summary:
1st Chase Edwards grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; Breyden Varner out on the play; Erick Aguirre advanced to third; Rocky Liveoak scored.
3rd Chase Edwards singled to left center, RBI; Erick Aguirre advanced to third; Rocky Liveoak scored.
4th Fielder Dufrene singled to pitcher, RBI; Josh Stephens scored, unearned.
7th Chase Edwards walked, RBI; Erick Aguirre advanced to second; Rocky Liveoak advanced to third; Fielder Dufrene scored, unearned.
7th Zach Stanley walked, RBI; Chase Edwards advanced to second; Erick Aguirre advanced to third; Rocky Liveoak scored.
10th Fielder Dufrene flied out to lf, sacrifice fly, RBI; Rey Lozano advanced to third; Josh Stephens scored, unearned.
10th Rocky Liveoak singled up the middle, RBI; Rey Lozano scored, unearned.
The Eagles will finish the series against Mary Hardin-Baylor Saturday at 1:00 p.m.