Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles scored 33 runs and had 35 hits in a pair of wins over Eureka College on Wednesday afternoon at Lonnie R. Qualls Field.
Ozarks (12-2, 0-0 ASC) used a nine-run first inning to earn a 17-4 win in game one. The Eagles pounded out five hits in the first frame, with John Glenn leading off with a solo home run. David Smith doubled in two runs, and Glenn would record a two-run single in his second at bat of the inning. Todd Koch hit a solo shot into the pine trees beyond the left field fence in the second to make it 10-2. Chris Sexton highlighted the bottom of the third when he hit a bases loaded triple. Sexton would do more damage in the fifth when he doubled in one run. With a 14-4 lead going into the bottom of the sixth, the Eagles padded their advantage to 17-4. Jeffrey Weaver tripled in a pair of runs and Sexton had his second double of the game to score another run.
Jeremy Hogan (1-0) pitched six innings to receive his first win of the season.
Sexton finished 3-for-4 with 6 RBI. Glenn went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI. Cory Briggs finished 3-for-3.
Eureka did little to slow down the Eagles’ offense in game two, as Ozarks recorded 20 hits in a 16-9 win.
The Red Devils (0-5) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but Ozarks answered with four runs on three hits to take back the lead. Koch, Hogan and Brad Broussard all had RBI in the bottom of the fourth to give Ozarks a 8-3 lead. The Eagles continued the slugfest in the bottom of the fifth when they scored six more runs. Glenn hit his second homer of the season after Smith led off the inning with a double. After Briggs got on base with a single through the left side, Robert Mummey hit his team-leading fifth home run of the season. Hogan and Hank Rogers had the final two RBI in the inning.
Broussard went 4-for-5 with 4 RBI. Briggs, Smith, Hogan and Koch all had two hits in the game.
Mummey (2-0) received the win after going five innings.
Ozarks will begin American Southwest Conference play this weekend when they face East Texas Baptist University in a three-game set starting Friday at 2:00 p.m. The game can be heard live at www.kxio-fmradio.com.