It won't count in the Gulf South Conference baseball standings when Arkansas Tech hosts the Ouachita Baptist Tigers at Tech Field tonight (Wednesday, April 6), but it will count as a chance for the Wonder Boys to start a new winning streak.
First pitch for the non-conference contest is set for 6 p.m. No admission will be charged.
Click here to follow live statistics from the game courtesy of the Arkansas Tech Sports Information Department.
Arkansas Tech (19-13) had won four consecutive games and eight of its last nine before dropping the final two games of a GSC series against Southern Arkansas over the weekend.
Included in the Wonder Boys' recent good fortunes was a three-game conference sweep over Ouachita Baptist March 19-20. Arkansas Tech won by scores of 7-5, 4-2 and 9-2 as part of a 6-0 start to GSC play for the Wonder Boys.
Ouachita Baptist (14-19) took 2-of-3 games from its arch rival --- Henderson State --- last weekend.
The Tigers have a team batting average of .291 and a team earned run average of 6.47.
Arkansas Tech leads the GSC West Division in team batting average this season (.337). The Wonder Boys' pitching staff has a cumulative earned run average of 6.03.
Tech will return to conference play this weekend when it hosts Christian Brothers University for a three-game set at Tech Field.
The Wonder Boys are 7-2 in GSC action and tied for second place in the GSC West Division.
First pitch for a doubleheader between Arkansas Tech and CBU on Saturday is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The two sides will play a single contest at 1 p.m. Sunday.
All three games during the Tech-CBU series will be broadcast in the Arkansas River Valley by radio station KCAB 980 AM.
Click here to access an Internet stream of the broadcasts.]]>