Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles (3-1) baseball team dumped Westminster College 6-5 in Clarksville on Friday afternoon in non-conference action.
The Eagles took a 1-0 lead after one inning of play, but Westminster scored four runs in the third to take a 4-1 advantage. Ozarks fought their way back in the fifth and scored three runs to tie the game at 5-5. Tyler Gideon, Brett Hays and Clint Phifer each recorded hits in the inning, with Justin Brown and Cliff Ford tallying an RBI apiece. The sixth inning proved to be monumental when shortstop Brian Heckmann belted his first career homerun with two outs. Heckmann’s shot sailed over the leftfield fence and gave Ozarks the lead for good. Kyle Hudson (1-0) picked up the win after pitching two and two-third innings and recording one strikeout. Anthony Brandon received his first save of the season. Seven different players had hits in the contest, with Brandon leading the team with two. The Eagles varsity squad returns to action on February 21 when they host York College at 12:00 p.m.