Russellville, Ark.-Arkansas Tech University rolled to a 19-6 non-conference win over the Eagles behind a 21-hit attack Tuesday night in Russellville.
Ozarks (10-18) surrendered ten runs in the first inning to put themselves in a quick hole. Tech (26-14) sent 13batters to the plate and recorded seven hits against started Jonathan Cox and reliever Ashdon Ayling in the first frame. Tad Turner had an RBI single in the second to make it 10-1, but Tech answered with a two-run triple in the bottom half of the inning to add to the lead. The Wonder Boys tagged Ozarks for four runs in the third to increase their advantage to 16-1. The Eagles generated three runs in the fourth thanks to a Jake West three-run homer. Chris Young led off the inning with an infield single and Ian Bryan followed with a walk. West then sent his first home run of the season over the left field wall to trim the deficit to 16-4. However, that was Ozarks most productive inning. The Eagles would score just twice more in the final five frames, both of which came on solo home runs. Jeremy Hogan belted his fifth long ball of the season in the seventh and Mitchell Powers hit his second of his rookie campaign in the eighth.
Cox (2-5) took the loss. Five Ozarks pitchers saw action on the mound. Logan Parsons was the most effective as he threw two scoreless innings.
Powers finished 3-for-5 with an RBI. West went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI.
The Eagles will host Mississippi College April 9-10.