School Records Fall in Tech's 21-1 Win

Arkansas Tech scored early and often on its way to a 21-1 non-conference baseball victory over the Southwest Baptist Bearcats in a neutral-site game at Emporia, Kan., on Friday afternoon.

Tech lead-off hitter Matt Johnson set a school record for base hits in a game by an individual by going 6-for-6. He hit a home run, drove in two runs and scored three.

Johnson’s record-setting day spearheaded a 25-hit attack by the Wonder Boys (3-2), who broke the school record for team base hits in a game.

Head coach Dave Dawson (photographed) and Arkansas Tech posted one crooked number after another early in this one.

The Wonder Boys scored four runs in the first inning, seven in the second, two in the third and five more runs in the fourth inning.

Caleb Powers (1-0) allowed just one run on two hits in four innings to earn the victory. Gino Spratley pitched two scoreless innings and Cullen Pheifer worked one scoreless inning in relief.

Chris Reese was 4-for-5 with five runs batted in for the Wonder Boys. Colt Loehrs and Anthony Gowers drove in three runs apiece and Jeremy Houchin hit a solo home run in the win.

Tech’s offensive outburst came just minutes after it suffered an 8-6 loss to nationally top-ranked Emporia State in other action on Friday.

The Wonder Boys will face Southwest Baptist and Emporia State again on Saturday in further non-conference baseball in Emporia, Kan.