Nationally top-ranked Delta State University had a chance to start a baseball season 14-0 for the first time in school history on Wednesday.
Arkansas Tech University denied that achievement by defeating the Statesmen 6-4 at Harvey Stadium at Ferriss Field in Cleveland, Miss.
Harry Gard, Tristan Thomas and Evan Hafley notched three base hits apiece for the Wonder Boys (10-7), who bounced back from a 9-2 loss to Delta State (13-1) on Tuesday to split the non-conference series.
Tech's Drake Norton (1-1) was the winner on the mound in game two. He pitched the first eight innings and allowed four runs, one of which was earned, on six hits. Reliever Ty Johnson got the final three outs for his first save of 2019.
The Wonder Boys are scheduled to host Southeastern Oklahoma State University for a three-game Great American Conference series at Carl Baswell Field in Russellville on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2.
First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday (doubleheader) and 1 p.m. Saturday (single game). Admission will be free. Live coverage will be available at www.arkansastechsports.com.