Eagles Offense Works Through Seven Wildcat Pitchers In 17-12 Win

Breyden Varner homered twice and drove in four runs to push the Eagles to a 17-12 win over Louisiana College.

Game Details
Friday, April 19, 2019
Clarksville, Arkansas / Lonnie R. Qualls Baseball Field 

Game One: Louisiana College 11, University of the Ozarks 5
Game Two: University of the Ozarks 17, Louisiana College 12

University of the Ozarks (14-21, 7-10 ASC)
Louisiana College (26-9, 13-7 ASC)

 Louisiana College opened the game with three runs and then kept the Eagles' offense in check the rest of the way to earn a 11-5 win in game one Friday. A pair of RBI doubles by Erick Aguirre and Chase Edwards brought the Eagles within 9-4 after five innings. But the Wildcats quickly answered with two runs in the next frame. Edwards would later hit a solo homer for the Eagles. Zach Stanley led the way with three hits for the Eagles.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Deauton Delgado (W, 6-2) 6.0 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
LP: Dalton Spurgeon (L, 1-5) 1.2 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

Ozarks Scoring Summary:
1st - Breyden Varner fouled out to rf, SAC, RBI; Erick Aguirre advanced to second; Rocky Liveoak scored. 
5th - Rocky Liveoak reached first on an error by 3b, RBI; Zach Stanley scored.
5th - Erick Aguirre doubled to left field, RBI; Rocky Liveoak scored, unearned.
5th - Chase Edwards doubled down the lf line, RBI; Erick Aguirre scored.
7th - Chase Edwards homered to right field, RBI.

Overview: The Eagles avenged a game one loss and pounded out 17 hits against seven Wildcat pitchers in a 17-12 win. Breyden Varner homered in the second inning and Dakota Ebarb and Rocky Liveoak produced RBI in the frame to quickly put the Eagles in front 3-0. The Wildcats matched that total in the third and put three more on in the fourth to take the lead. The lead didn't last long as the Eagles recorded five hits and four runs in the fourth. Louisiana College again scored three runs to move ahead, but the Eagles responded with four runs in the fifth. Chase Edwards had a two-run single and Varner powered a three-run homer to give the Eagles a 12-9 lead after five. But for the fourth straight inning the Wildcats scored three times to even the score 12-12 in the top of the sixth. In the bottom half of the inning, the Eagles scored once and in the seventh Rey Lozano highlighted the frame with a two-run single. Seven Eagles had multiple-hit games. Edwards had three hits and drove in three runs. Varner had two hits and four RBI.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Jacob Tamayo (W, 3-2) 0.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
LP: Dylan Roark (L, 0-1) 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

Ozarks Scoring Summery:
2nd - Breyden Varner homered to right field, RBI.
2nd - Dakota Ebarb singled to right field, RBI; Zach Stanley advanced to third; Sam Swartz scored.
2nd - Rocky Liveoak singled to left field, RBI; Dakota Ebarb advanced to second; Zach Stanley scored.
4th - Dakota Ebarb doubled to left field, RBI; Zach Stanley scored.
4th - Erick Aguirre singled to left field, RBI; Rocky Liveoak advanced to second; Dakota Ebarb scored.
4th - Chase Edwards singled to center field, RBI; Erick Aguirre advanced to third; Rocky Liveoak scored.
4th - Sam Swartz flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; Breyden Varner advanced to third; Erick Aguirre scored.
5th - Chase Edwards singled to center field, 2 RBI; Rocky Liveoak advanced to third; Dakota Ebarb scored; Rey Lozano scored, unearned.
5th - Breyden Varner homered to right field, 3 RBI; Chase Edwards scored; Rocky Liveoak scored. 
6th - Rey Lozano reached first on an error by p; Josh Stephens scored, unearned. 
7th - Rey Lozano singled to left field, 2 RBI; Josh Stephens advanced to second; Sam Swartz scored; Erick Aguirre scored.
7th - Zach Stanley singled to center field, RBI; Rey Lozano advanced to third; Josh Stephens scored.
8th - Josh Stephens hit by pitch, RBI; Sam Swartz advanced to second; Chase Edwards advanced to third; Rocky Liveoak scored.

Breyden Varner homered twice in the game, the third time this season he has had a multi-home run game.
Zach Stanley has seven hits over the last three games.
Chase Edwards has nine hits over the last four games and extended his hit streak to seven games.

Up Next:
The Eagles will finish the three-game series tomorrow at 11 a.m. A ceremony for the Senior Class will be held following the game.