Arkansas Tech's Colt Loehrs went 2-for-4 with four runs batted in and Mason Reynolds pitched a complete game to help the Wonder Boys defeat Christian Brothers 13-3 at Tech Field in Russellville on Sunday.
The victory allowed the Wonder Boys (23-13 overall, 10-2 Gulf South Conference) to complete a three-game sweep and maintain sole possession of first place in the GSC West Division.
Loehrs (photographed) delivered two-run singles in both the sixth and seventh innings. The second of those brought the 10-run lead after seven innings rule into effect and ended the game early.
Arkansas Tech got a second-inning home run from Nick Wilder and RBI singles from Madison Beaird and Josh Riley to claim a 3-0 lead after three innings.
Nick Makris homered as part of a three-run fourth inning as the Wonder Boys pulled away to a 6-0 edge.
Will Wilson hit two-run home run for Christian Brothers (14-18-1, 0-11-1) in the top of the fifth and Yogi Vanaman hit a solo shot for the Bucs one inning later to make it 6-3.
Reynolds (2-1) settled in from there. He did not allow another CBU base runner beyond first base on his way to the win. Reynolds struck out a season-high six. He scattered six hits over seven innings.
Loehrs' two-run single in the sixth was followed by a two-run single from Chris Reese. Matt Johnson scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh to make it 11-3, and then Loehrs lifted a bloop single down the right-field line to send everyone home early.
CBU starting pitcher Cary Crain (1-2) took the loss. He allowed six runs on seven hits in three and one-third innings.
The Wonder Boys will host Northeastern State for a 6 p.m. non-conference game on Tuesday, April 12.
Arkansas Tech will return to league play next weekend with a three-game series at Delta State.
The Wonder Boys and the Statesmen will play two games beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, and a single contest at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 17.
The games on Saturday will be broadcast in the Arkansas River Valley on KWKK 100.9 FM. Radio station KCAB 980 AM will broadcast the Sunday contest.
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