Batesville, Ark.-The Eagles turned an early blowout into a close game only to have Lyon College hold onto a 14-11 win Tuesday in Batesville.
Lyon College (18-5) opened the game with a nine-run first inning to seize early momentum of the non-conference contest. The Scots would later score four more runs in the third to increase their lead to 13-0. But the Eagles (9-9) would chip away and score one run in the fourth and the fifth, and four more runs in the sixth to narrow the deficit to 14-6. Nick Brill highlighted the sixth inning with a two-run double. Ozarks then posted five runs in the seventh behind four hits to climb within 14-11. Five different players would drive in runs for Ozarks in the frame.
After holding Lyon scoreless in the seventh and the eighth, Ozarks had the tying run at the plate in the ninth with two outs but couldn’t scratch across a run.
The Eagles ended the game out hitting the Scots 16-14. Six different players had multiple-hit games, with Freddy Prince and Taylor Parker each collecting three hits. Brill drove in three. Mitchell Powers scored three runs.
Nathan Cedor (0-2) took the loss. John Singler finished the final five and one-third innings and gave up just one run.
Ozarks will travel to Marshall, Texas, to play conference opponent East Texas Baptist University March 15-16.