Wonder Boys Take Down Reddies 4-3

Arkansas Tech University rallied from behind to upend Henderson State University 4-3 in non-conference baseball at Tech Field in Russellville on Tuesday night.

After Hunter Mayall’s run-scoring single in the top of the seventh inning gave the Reddies a 3-2 advantage, the Wonder Boys responded with two runs in their half of the seventh to take the lead for good.

Dylan McDearmon’s sacrifice fly brought Blake King home with the tying run. Kaleb Warden followed with a ground ball to shortstop that allowed Seth Wheeler to score the go-ahead run.

Tech’s bullpen took it from there. Lane Norwood (1-0) provided one and one-third innings of scoreless relief and Jesse Harbin pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his sixth save of 2016.

McDearmon and Marcus Wilson accounted for the Wonder Boys’ other runs with a pair of solo home runs.

Henderson State reliever Blake Patterson (1-3) took the loss. He allowed two runs on three hits in one and one-third innings.

Arkansas Tech starting pitcher Ethan Taylor received no decision after limiting the Reddies to two runs on five hits in six and one-third innings.

Mayall finished 3-for-5 with two runs batted in for Henderson State (11-13).

The Wonder Boys will host East Central University for a three-game Great American Conference series at Tech Field in Russellville on Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.