Wonder Boys Go For Series Sweep Sunday

Arkansas Tech will look to remain undefeated in 2011 Gulf South Conference baseball play on Sunday, March 20, when it takes on the Ouachita Baptist Tigers in the finale of a three-game series at Rab Rodgers Field in Arkadelphia.

First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Click here to follow the action via live statistics from the Ouachita Baptist Sports Information Department.

The Wonder Boys (14-10 overall, 2-0 GSC) opened league action by taking two games from the Tigers (9-13, 0-2) on Saturday. Arkansas Tech won by scores of 7-5 and 4-2.

Game one saw Arkansas Tech jump out to a 5-0 lead after three innings. The Wonder Boys’ early outburst included a two-run home run by Landon Sullins.

Ouachita Baptist chipped the margin down to 5-4 after eight innings, but Arkansas Tech took advantage of two Tiger errors to add a pair of insurance runs in the top of the ninth.

OBU tried to rally in its last at-bat. The Tigers pushed one run across on a Kyle Zimmerman RBI single to make it 7-5, but Tech relief pitcher Ted Nanez induced a fly out by Duncan Collins to end the game with three Ouachita Baptist base runners stranded.

Ethan Crocker (2-0) allowed two runs in four innings of relief work for the Wonder Boys and was the winning pitcher. Nanez earned his first save of the season.

Ouachita Baptist’s Kolby Moore (4-4) was the losing pitcher in the opener. He surrendered five runs, four earned, on 10 hits in seven and one-third innings.

Matt Johnson was 3-for-5 and Chris Reese was 2-for-4 to set the table at the top of the Arkansas Tech line-up. They scored two runs apiece.

Sullins had three runs batted in and Colt Loehrs knocked in two runs for the Wonder Boys.

Game two was dominated by the Arkansas Tech pitching staff, which held Ouachita Baptist to just two hits.

Starter Danny Parker (4-2) allowed just one run on one hit in five and one-third innings.

Tyler Dowse and Nate Wilder combined to get the final five outs for the Wonder Boys, and Wilder was credited with his first save of the year.

Ouachita Baptist starter Ryan Westover (0-2) allowed four runs, two earned, on 10 hits in six and one-third innings.

Sullins and Josh Riley had three hits apiece to pace the Arkansas Tech offense in the nightcap.