Clarksville, Ark.-The U of O baseball team picked up an American Southwest Conference win against East Texas Baptist over the weekend.
The Eagles (10-22, 5-15) defeated ETBU 7-6 April 6, but lost a 18-16 slugfest April 5 and were defeated 8-6 April 6. In Friday’s contest, James Seymour set a modern day Ozarks record by knocking in 10 RBI. Seymour went 5-for-6 including a grand slam and a three-run home run. Both teams combined for 39 hits in the game. Seymour leads the team batting (.439) and RBI (31). Shawn Adams paced the Eagles with 3 hits. Chris Harrell received the loss. In Saturday’s 7-6 win, Clint Phifer singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Phifer finished the game with 2 hits. Adams and Chris Harrell also recorded two hits apiece. Nathan Moore (4-2) picked up the win. The series final game again went down to the final inning. The Eagles had the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, but were unable to produce any runs. Seymour led the team with 3 hits. Chance Lawless had 2 hits. Seymour received the loss. "All of our games were competitive and exciting," said head coach Jimmy Clark. "We had a chance to win all of them. We are making progress and the kids played hard. We’ve lost several close games this season. James Seymour had a great weekend. He had 8 hits and 12 RBI during the series. The kids in front of him got on base and he took advantage of it and drove them in." The Eagles will travel to Richardson, Texas to play a three game series against University of Texas-Dallas this weekend in ASC action. The Eagles will face Henderson State at home on April 16.