Clarksville, Ark.-For the second straight day, the Eagles couldn't hold onto an early lead as Millsaps College rallied from a 5-2 deficit to pull out a 9-5 victory in the Wilson/DeMarini Classic in Jackson, Mississippi, Saturday afternoon.
Ozarks (1-2) opened the game with a 2-0 lead after Todd Koch homered in the top of the first. Millsaps (2-0) scored once in the bottom half of the inning, but the Eagles got the run back in the second when David Smith drove in Arturo Perez. The Eagles extended their lead to 4-1 in the top of the third after Jeremy Hogan hit a solo shot. With a 4-2 advantage, Ozarks would score its last run of the game in the top of the fifth on a Cory Briggs solo home run. Millsaps slowly crept back into the game, scoring once in the fifth and sixth innings, and two in the seventh and three in the eighth. Tyler Berry and Hunter Owen each had two-run homers in the late inning comeback for Millsaps.
Koch started on the mound for Ozarks and went five and two-third innings. He struck out four. DJ Braswell (0-1) took the loss after tossing one and one-third innings. Hogan and Chris Driedric paced the Eagles at the plate, collecting two hits apiece.
The Eagles will face LaGrange Sunday at 11:00 a.m.