Wonder Boys Win Final Two Games in Texas

Arkansas Tech University closed out its portion of the baseball season-opening 2018 Airhog DII Classic with wins over a pair of Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association members on Saturday and Sunday at Grand Prairie, Texas.

The Wonder Boys (3-1) will host Missouri Western State University for a four-game series at Tech Field in Russellville on Thursday, Feb. 8, and Friday, Feb. 9. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. both days. Live coverage will be available at www.arkansastechsports.com.

Admission will be free. Live coverage will be available at www.arkansastechsports.com.

Arkansas Tech 13, Emporia State 7

Cody Westcott and Mark Vaughn combined for nine runs batted in during a 13-7 Arkansas Tech victory over Emporia State University on Saturday.

Westcott went 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBIs, while Vaughn was 3-for-5 with four runs driven in.

The Wonder Boys scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and five more in the last of the fifth to build a commanding 13-3 lead.

ATU starting pitcher Degan Harte (1-0) struck out eight Hornets over six and one-third innings of work. He allowed six runs on seven hits. Jason Hastings and Isaac Hale combined to get the final eight outs, with Hale holding Emporia State scoreless during the eighth and ninth innings.

Arkansas Tech 5, Washburn 1

Hayes Cox’s pitching and Jake Harvey’s hitting helped Arkansas Tech extend its winning streak to three games by defeating Washburn University 5-1 on Sunday.

Cox (1-0) scattered six hits over six and two-thirds innings. He was charged with one run while striking out three before giving way to the bullpen combination of Anthony Race and Nolan Withrow. They kept the Ichabods off the scoreboard for the final two and one-third innings.

Harvey went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning that broke a 1-1 tie.