Clarksville, Ark.-Junior right-hander Todd Koch pitched a four-hitter to collect his first win of the season in the Eagles 10-1 victory over Schreiner on Friday afternoon in Kerrville, Texas.
The Eagles (5-1, 0-0) jumped on the Mountaineers (1-5, 0-0) early, with three of their first four batters reaching base on singles. Robby Finnell’s hit through the left side brought in Logan Kizer. Scott Dietz was then hit by a pitch to load the bases. Bruce Cameron drew a walk to bring in Cory Briggs. The final run of the first came when Robert Mummey was credited with a sacrifice fly. With a 3-0 lead, Koch did his part by striking out the first three batters he faced. Koch then worked his way out a jam in the bottom of the second when he forced a double play to end the inning. Ozarks had another three-run inning in the top of the third, with Dietz doubling in Finnell, and Bruce Cameron hitting a two-run shot to give Ozarks a 6-0 lead after three. Meanwhile, Schreiner could do little against Koch as he cruised through the next four innings. After giving up a hit in the bottom of the second, he did not allow another one until the seventh inning. Koch went eight and two-third innings, struck out nine, allowed only one run and four hits. Koch moves his record to 1-1.
Cameron had a solid day at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with 4 RBI and a homer. Hank Rogers and John Glenn both went 2-for-5.
Ozarks will continue their series with Schreiner in a double-header beginning tomorrow at 12:00 p.m.