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Tech On Longest Baseball Win Streak Ever

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Game One: Tech 7, OBU 5 Seven consecutive one-out hits in the eighth inning fueled a seven-run rally as Arkansas Tech came from behind to defeat Ouachita Baptist 7-5 in front of a season-high crowd of 763 fans on Friday night. The Tigers held a 4-0 lead going to the bottom of the eighth inning, but Jay Johnson's single to left turned out to be a harbinger of bad tidings for OBU. James Sharp, Sage Boehner, Chance Scamardo, Patrick Castleberry, Mike Kattula and Kris Ayers followed suit with hits of their own. Ouachita Baptist aided the rally by committing two errors during the frame. The Tigers pulled within 7-5 in the top of the ninth after Jace Melby tripled and later scored on Will Wallace's RBI ground out, but that was the extent of the damage against Arkansas Tech closer Randy Vallejo. He struck out Evan Ruiz to end the game and collect his 11th save of the season. Ethan Crocker (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning to earn the win. Arkansas Tech starting pitcher Ryan Taylor received no decision. He allowed four runs on six hits and struck out five OBU hitters over seven innings. Game Two: Tech 16, OBU 11 Arkansas Tech hitters rapped out 18 base hits as the Wonder Boys out-slugged Ouachita Baptist 16-11 in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday. Ayers was 3-for-4 with a home run and five runs batted in and Zac Johnson was 1-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs to lead the Tech attack. The Wonder Boys required the services of six pitchers in the win. Trent Armstrong (4-0) was credited with the victory after one and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief. Game Three: Tech 10, OBU 6 A slow start did not stop Arkansas Tech from completing the sweep by defeating Ouachita Baptist 10-6 in the series finale on Saturday evening. The Tigers scored three runs in the top of the first inning, but the Wonder Boys bounced back with a three-spot of their own in the bottom of the second inning and Tech took the lead for good by scoring four runs in the last of the third inning. Sharp, Jay Johnson and John Lassiter drove in two runs apiece for Arkansas Tech. Tech starting pitcher Mason Reynolds (5-0) went five innings and allowed four runs on five hits. Jake Bell pitched the final two innings and was credited with his second save of 2014.]]>