Texas-Dallas Baseball Hands Eagles Double-Header Setback

Dalton Spurgeon pitched six innings against Texas Dallas.

Game Details
Friday, April 5, 2019
Dallas, Texas / UTD Baseball Field 

Game One: University of Texas-Dallas 4, University of the Ozarks 2
Game Two: Uniuversity of Texas-Dallas 11, University of the Ozarks 6

University of the Ozarks (12-17, 6-8 ASC)
University of the Dallas (12-16, 5-6 ASC)

Overview: The University of Texas-Dallas Comets used a three-run first inning to take a 4-2 victory over University of the Ozarks in the first game of a Friday afternoon doubleheader at UTD. The Eagles out-hit the Comets 5-3 but left eight runners on base in the contest. The Comets took a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning behind three unearned runs following an Eagles' fielding error. The Eagles pulled within 3-2 in the top of the fourth inning after Josh Stephens drew a two-out walk and scored in front of Zach Stanley's two-run home run, his third of the season.  The Eagles had runners in scoring position in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings but could not get a run across the plate. The Comets added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth to go up 4-3. Eagles starter Dalton Spurgeon (1-3) took the loss despite give up just one earned run and three hits in six innings of work. Catcher Erick Aguirre had two of the Eagles' five hits.  

Pitching Decisions:
Blake DiValerio (W 4-3) 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO
Dalton Spurgeon (L, 1-3) 6.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO 

Ozarks Scoring Summary:
3rd - Josh Stephens reached first on walk; Zach Stanley 2-run home run 

Senior outfielder Zach Stanley hit his third home run of the season in the fourth inning … Ozarks starter Dalton Spurgeon has allowed just four earned runs over his last 19 innings in his last three starts.

Overview: UT-Dallas broke a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the eighth with five runs en route to a 11-6 win. Sam Swartz doubled in a run in the first inning. With the Eagles trailing 5-1, Chase Edwards blasted a two-run homer to bring the score to 5-3. Dakota Ebarb followed with a solo home run in the seventh to make it 5-4. The Comets got the run back in the bottom of the seventh. In the eighth, Josh Stephens singled to right field to drive in Swartz and Edwards and even the score 6-6. However, the Comets scored five runs on four hits to grab the lead for good. Edwards was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Carter Cochrane (W, 2-0) 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
LP: Jacob Tamayo (L, 1-2) 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

Ozarks Scoring Summery:
1st Sam Swartz doubled down the lf line, RBI; Chase Edwards advanced to third; Erick Aguirre scored. 
6th Chase Edwards homered to right field, 2 RBI; Erick Aguirre scored. 
7th Dakota Ebarb homered down the lf line, RBI.

Chase Edwards and Dakota Ebarb hit their seventh and third home runs of the season.

Up Next: The Eagles will finish the three-game series tomorrow at 12 p.m.

By Larry Isch, Director of Public Relations