Saturday, March 23, 2019
Clarksville, Ark. | Lonnie R. Qualls Field
Game Three: University of the Ozarks 11, Howard Payne University 1
University of the Ozarks (11-15, 6-6 ASC)
Howard Payne University (15-9, 11-1 ASC)
Starting pitcher David Beck threw a two-hit complete game to lead the Eagles to a 11-1 win over Howard Payne University in game three Saturday. The Yellow Jackets scored their only run in the third inning on a wild pitch. The Yellow Jackets had one hit in the inning (double) and then advanced the runner on a groundout before the wild pitch. The Eagles plated three runs in the first and then added one in the third, two in the fourth and five in the fifth. Rocky Liveoak and Erick Aguirre each had RBI in the fourth. The Eagles pounded out six hits in the fifth with Josh Stephens, Fielder Dufrene, Liveoak and Breyden Varner all providing Beck with run support. Varner had a two-run double. The right-handed Beck had command of his fastball throughout the game. He fanned both Cliff Lunceford and Noah Payne looking in the third. The following inning, Beck got Ty McCain to ground into a double play and then struck out RJ Roberts to end the inning. In the fifth, he worked around a single and got Noah Coronado to ground into another double play. Beck faced 25 batters, struck out six and issued three walks. Varner and Aguirre had three-hit games for the Eagles.
WP: David Beck (W, 3-4) 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO
LP: Preston Newman (L, 1-2) 3.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Ozarks Scoring Summary:
1st Breyden Varner singled through the left side, advanced to second on an error by lf; Erick Aguirre scored; Rocky Liveoak scored.
1st Sam Swartz flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; Breyden Varner scored, unearned.
3rd Rey Lozano reached first on an error by 3b; Breyden Varner scored, unearned.
4th Rocky Liveoak doubled down the lf line, RBI; Fielder Dufrene scored.
4th Erick Aguirre singled to right field, RBI; Rocky Liveoak scored.
5th Josh Stephens doubled down the lf line, RBI; Zach Stanley advanced to third; Rey Lozano scored.
5th Fielder Dufrene flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; Zach Stanley scored.
5th Rocky Liveoak singled through the right side, advanced to second, RBI; Josh Stephens scored.
5th Breyden Varner doubled to left center, 2 RBI; Erick Aguirre scored; Rocky Liveoak scored.
David Beck tossed his first complete game of the season. He allowed just two hits, the fewest this season for the right-hander.
The Eagles handed Howard Payne their first conference loss of the season (11-1).
The Eagles hit the road for their next seven games beginning with Hendrix College April 2.