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Choctaws Escape With Extra Inning Win

April 22, 2012
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-After rallying in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game, the Ozarks baseball team ended its season with an 11-7 loss against the Mississippi College Choctaws in a twelve-inning game.

The Eagles (15-23, 5-13 ASC) trailed 7-1 going into the bottom of the sixth, but fought back to send the American Southwest Conference game to the twelfth. In the sixth, Nick Brill reached base with a double to right field and Mitchell Powers followed with a base hit to center field. Tony Morales then reached on an error by the second baseman, allowing both runners to score. With no outs, Peyton Johnigan singled to right center to advance Morales to third. Later in the inning, Chris Driedric had a two-run single to pull the Eagles within 7-6. A Freddy Prince sacrifice fly evened the score heading into the seventh.

Mississippi College (18-21, 9-9 ASC) had a big second inning scoring five runs on six hits. It was a game marred with errors, wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour, and a combined ten pitchers. The two teams combined for four errors, and Ozarks went through six different pitchers in the contest, with Prince (1-6) receiving the loss. The Choctaws out hit the Eagles 19-15.

Powers finished 4-for-5 with one run. Driedric went 3-for-7 with two RBI. Driedric and Prince each drove in two runs.

By Kaitlyn Williams, Student Assistant for Sports Information