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Wonder Boys Drop Series at OBU

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Game One: Ouachita Baptist 13, Arkansas Tech 10 Ouachita Baptist rallied for eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on its way to a 13-10 victory over Arkansas Tech in Great American Conference baseball action at Rab Rodgers Field in Arkadelphia on Friday. The Tigers took advantage of two Wonder Boys' errors during their big seventh inning. OBU reliever Josh Reeves retired Arkansas Tech in order in the eighth and ninth innings for his first save of the season. Ben Gielow (2-0) worked two-thirds of an inning in relief for the Tigers and was credited with the win. Duncan Collins paced OBU's offensive attack by going 2-for-4 with five runs batted in. Chris Tavares was 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs for the Tigers. Arkansas Tech's Cesar Abreu went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Zac Johnson, Jonathan Finnegan and Josh Johnson added two hits apiece for the Wonder Boys. Game Two: Arkansas Tech 2, Ouachita Baptist 1 Clutch pitching and defense in the closing innings lifted Arkansas Tech to a 2-1 victory over Ouachita Baptist in Great American Conference play at Rab Rodgers Field in Arkadelphia on Saturday afternoon. The Wonder Boys took a 2-0 lead on an RBI double by Jonathan Finnegan in the fourth inning and a RBI single by James Sharp in the fifth inning. Duncan Collins put Ouachita Baptist on the board with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning, but that was all the offense the Tigers could muster against Tech pitchers Ryan Taylor and Boone Weiss. Taylor (7-3) held OBU to one run on five hits over eight and two-thirds innings. Weiss came out of the bullpen to strike out Jace Melby for his ninth save of 2013. Ouachita Baptist had the tying run in scoring position in each of the last four innings, but could never get it home. Game Three: Ouachita Baptist 5, Arkansas Tech 0 Luis De Jesus pitched a four-hit shutout to lead Ouachita Baptist to a 5-0 victory over Arkansas Tech in the series finale at Rab Rodgers Field on Saturday afternoon. De Jesus (2-2) struck out three as he pitched his first complete game of the season. Tyler Faught's two-run triple in the second inning gave the Tigers the lead. Jace Melby, Duncan Collins and Keegan Ghidotti had one RBI apiece for OBU.]]>