Clarksville, Ark.-The U of the O baseball team picked up a 6-4 win against LeTourneau University in the second game of a double-header in American Southwest Conference action on Friday.
The Eagles (3-11, 1-6) dropped the first game 6-5. Left-handed pitcher James Seymour went the distance to pick up his first win of the season. Seymour pitched a complete game, striking out seven and giving up only one earned run. Seymour was able to keep the Yellow Jacket batters off stride with his fastball and exceptional control. "James pitched an outstanding game today," said head coach Jimmy Clark. "This was his best outing of the year. He defiantly pitched like he is capable of pitching. He struck out seven and walked very few." A Chance Lawless RBI single gave the Eagles a 4-0 lead in the second inning. U of O would score again after Clint Phifer crossed the plate on a passed ball. LeTourneau battled back to cut the lead to 5-3, but Seymour would help his own cause by singling in Shawn Adams in the sixth inning to increase the Eagle lead to 6-4. "We are hoping to turn things around with this win," said Clark. "This game should give our kids some confidence and hopefully we’ll be able to create a winning streak. We’ve lost some close games in the conference, so it’s nice to get a conference win under our belt." Lawless went 2-for-4 from the plate with 3 RBI in the victory. The Eagles rallied back from a 6-3 deficit in the first game and scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to close the gap to 6-5. With two outs and Adams in scoring position, Cliff Ford hit a short drive to left field in what seemed like a game tying hit, but a shoestring catch sealed the win for the Yellow Jackets.