Baseball Teams Ends Season With Series Win

David Beck threw a two-hit complete game against Howard Payne.

Game Details
April 26-27, 2019
Abilene, Texas / Walt Driggers Baseball Field 

Game One: University of the Ozarks 6, McMurry 1
Game Two: McMurry 4, University of the Ozarks 1
Game Three: University of the Ozarks 5, McMurry 3 

University of the Ozarks (16-23, 9-12 ASC)
McMurry University (10-29, 3-12 ASC)

Overview: Senior pitcher Dalton Spurgeon scattered six hits over 6.1 innings and allowed just one earned run to propel the Eagles to a 6-1 win over McMurry University. The Eagles provided Spurgeon with plenty of offense to support his outstanding outing. Erick Aguirre drew a bases loaded hit by pitch to bring in a run and Chase Edwards was credited with an RBI. Breyden Varner singled in a pair of runs to put the Eagles in front 5-1. McMurry broke the shutout in the sixth inning. Spurgeon finished with two strikeouts.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Dalton Spurgeon (W, 2-5) 6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
LP: Jack Poe (L, 3-6) 6.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO

Ozarks Scoring Summary:
1st - Edwards out at first 1b to p, RBI; Liveoak scored, unearned.
2nd - Aguirre hit by pitch, RBI; Liveoak advanced to second; Dufrene advanced to third; Stephens scored.
2nd - Edwards reached first on a throwing error by 3b, RBI; Aguirre advanced to second; Liveoak advanced to third; Dufrene scored, unearned.
2nd - Varner singled to right field, 2 RBI; Edwards advanced to second; Aguirre scored, unearned; Liveoak scored, unearned.
5th - Stanley flied out to cf, sacrifice fly, RBI; Varner scored. 

Overview: Derek Hostas threw a three-hitter to top the Eagles 4-1 in game two. Hostas did not allow a walk during his outing and didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning. Nonetheless, the Eagles' run tied the game in the sixth. McMurry would score the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Derek Hostas (W, 1-5) 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
LP: Blake Benson (L, 2-3) 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

Ozarks Scoring Summery:
6th - Dufrene reached first on a throwing error by ss, out at second 1b to ss to 1b; Stanley advanced to third, scored on a fielding error by 1b, unearned.

Starter David Beck tossed six innings and allowed just three hits to push the Eagles past McMurry 5-3 in the season finale April 27. In the third, the Eagles produced two runs for Beck. The Eagles moved ahead 5-0 in the seventh when Zach Stanley singled in a run and Josh Stephens hit a two-run homer. McMurry answered with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Beck fanned two and was charged with two earned runs. Corey Steward notched the save.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: David Beck (W, 4-6) 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
LP: Juan Valadez (L, 0-6) 6.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO

Ozarks Scoring Summary:
3rd - Liveoak singled to right field, RBI; Ebarb advanced to third; Swartz scored.
3rd - Aguirre flied out to rf, sacrifice fly, RBI; Ebarb scored, unearned.
7th - Stanley singled up the middle, RBI; Varner scored. 3 - 0
7th - Stephens homered to left field, 2 RBI; Stanley scored.

The senior class played their final game for University of the Ozarks.