Arkansas Tech took advantage of St. Cloud State miscues to defeat the Huskies 8-5 on Monday and salvage the finale of a three-game baseball series at Tech Field in Russellville.
The Wonder Boys (2-2) scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 5-5 tie.
St. Cloud State (2-1) committed two errors, hit two batters, threw a wild pitch and walked a batter during the frame.
Arkansas Tech reliever Danny Parker (1-0) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth inning to preserve the win for the Wonder Boys.
Parker worked four and one-third shutout innings. He allowed two hits and struck out three.
Arkansas Tech recorded a season-high 13 base hits in the victory. Matt Johnson, Landon Sullins, Colt Loehrs, Josh Riley and Thomas Biocic had two hits each. Sullins drove in two runs.
Johnson and Loehrs both hit home runs for the Wonder Boys in game one of a Monday doubleheader, but it was not enough to overcome a steady Huskies’ attack as St. Cloud State won 8-4.
The Huskies scored at least one run in five of the seven innings in Monday’s first contest.
Brian Hansen and Steve Rindelaub drove in two runs apiece for St. Cloud State in the victory.
The Huskies won 2-of-3 during their stay in Russellville. St. Cloud State opened the series and its season by defeating Arkansas Tech 10-5 on Sunday night.
The Wonder Boys will face Missouri Southern for a 3 p.m. doubleheader in Joplin, Mo., on Thursday, Feb. 17.
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