Wonder Boys Win Slugfest 22-12

Arkansas Tech’s baseball team saved its best offensive performance of 2012 for its final home game of the season.

The Wonder Boys (25-22) celebrated Senior Night with a 22-12 win over the Harding Bisons at Tech Field in Russellville on Tuesday night.

Arkansas Tech established new season highs for runs scored, base hits (23), runs batted in (20), doubles (5), home runs (7) and total bases (53).

Nate Wilder hit two home runs, while Madison Beaird, Landon Sullins, Thomas Biocic, Jonathan Finnegan and Michael Rezin all went deep once.

Biocic drove in five runs. Beaird, who also hit a triple, knocked in four runs. Wilder and Rezin had three RBIs apiece for the Wonder Boys.

Tech relief pitcher Cody Hatman (4-3) was credited as the winning pitcher. He allowed four runs on five hits in three innings.

Harding’s Anthony Guglielmi went 4-for-4 with a home run, a triple, two doubles and five RBIs. He finished a single shy of hitting for the cycle.

The Bisons fell to 24-22 overall with the loss.

Arkansas Tech honored its 13 baseball seniors (photographed) with a pre-game ceremony.

The Wonder Boys will conclude the regular season this weekend by playing a three-game Great American Conference series against Southern Arkansas University at Goodheart Field in Magnolia.

Tech and SAU will play a single game at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 27. That contest can be heard on KWKK 100.9 FM.

The series will conclude with a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Those games will be broadcast on KCAB 980 AM.

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Southern Arkansas will enter the weekend in second place in the GAC standings with a 14-7 league record, while Arkansas Tech is one game back in third place with a 13-8 GAC mark.

Southeastern Oklahoma State is 15-6 in conference play and stands in first place in the league standings. The Savage Storm will visit East Central University for a regular season-ending three-game series this weekend.

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