Baseball Team Completes Sweep Against Mary Hardin-Baylor

The Eagles completed a sweep against UMHB.

Game Details:
Saturday, March 16, 2019 
Belton, Texas | Red Murff Field

Game Three: University of the Ozarks 11, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 4

Records:

University of the Ozarks (10-13, 5-4 ASC)
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (4-15, 0-6 ASC)
 
GAME THREE
Overview:
Starting pitcher David Beck scattered four hits and struck out nine over eight innings to lead the Eagles to a 11-4 win over Mary Hardin-Baylor Saturday and complete the sweep against the Crusaders. Beck allowed just one earned run to pick up his second victory of the season. With the score tied 2-2 after six complete innings, the Eagles jumped on Mary Hardin-Baylor with five runs in the seventh. Breyden Varner, Zach Stanley and Sam Swartz drove in runs and Josh Stephens recorded a two-run single to push the Eagles in front 7-2. The Eagles added two more runs in the eighth, one coming from Varner and the other from Chase Edwards. In the top of the ninth, the Eagles extended their lead to 11-2. Beck cruised through the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings allowing just four base runners during that span. Swartz went 3-for-4 with three runs for the Eagles.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: David Beck (W, 2-4) 8.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 9 SO
LP: Aaron Edelmon (L, 1-4) 6.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO

Ozarks' Scoring Summary:
2nd Josh Stephens reached first on an error by ss; Zach Stanley scored, unearned. 
4th Fielder Dufrene singled up the middle, RBI; Sam Swartz scored. 
7th Breyden Varner doubled down the lf line, RBI; Fielder Dufrene scored, unearned. 
7th Zach Stanley singled to left center, RBI; Chase Edwards advanced to second; Breyden Varner scored, unearned. 
7th Sam Swartz singled up the middle, advanced to second, RBI; Zach Stanley advanced to second, advanced to third on an error by 1b; Chase Edwards scored, unearned. 
7th Josh Stephens singled through the right side, 2 RBI; Sam Swartz scored, unearned; Zach Stanley scored, unearned. 
8th Breyden Varner singled to left field, RBI; Erick Aguirre advanced to second; Fielder Dufrene scored. 
8th Chase Edwards grounded out to 1b unassisted, RBI; Breyden Varner advanced to third; Erick Aguirre scored. 
9th Fielder Dufrene grounded into double play 2b to 1b; Rey Lozano out on the play; Josh Stephens advanced to third; Sam Swartz scored, unearned. 
9th Josh Stephens scored on a wild pitch, unearned.

Notables:
It was the second conference sweep of the Crusaders in as many seasons. The Eagles hosted the Crusaders last season and plated 21 runs in game three.
David Beck was impressive in his start, allowing just four hits in eight innings. He fanned nine Crusader batters.

Up Next:
The Eagles will host Howard Payne University in a three-game series March 22-23.