Wonder Boys Take 2-of-3 From Reddies

Arkansas Tech opened the Gulf South Conference portion of its 2010 baseball schedule by taking 2-of-3 games from the Henderson State Reddies on Saturday and Sunday at Tech Field in Russellville.

To say that the two offenses had the upper hand would be an understatement. The three-game series saw a total of 67 runs, 74 base hits, 15 extra base hits and 21 errors.

Tech swept Saturday’s games 13-12 in 10 innings in the opener and 13-6 in the nightcap.

Clint Stroud drove in the game-winner for the Wonder Boys in game one with an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning.

The key inning in game two was the bottom of the third. Tech pushed nine runs across home plate during that frame. Stroud and Landon Sullins both had two-run singles for the Wonder Boys during the rally.

Henderson State came back to salvage game three of the series 12-11 on Sunday.

Tech led 10-5 after six innings, but the Reddies strung together six singles in the top of the seventh and scored seven runs to take a 12-10 lead.

Nick Makris’ sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh drove in Chris Reese to cut Henderson State’s advantage to 12-11, but that was as close as the Wonder Boys could get.

Tech went down in order in the bottom of the eighth and it stranded the potential tying run at second base in the bottom of the ninth.

The Wonder Boys (17-8 overall, 2-1 GSC) will host Cameron University for a non-conference doubleheader at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.