Clarksville, Ark.-Millsaps College starter Will Edwards threw seven strong innings and the Majors turned a 3-0 lead into a 8-0 advantage with a five run sixth inning to earn a 11-4 win over the Eagles in the Ozarks Baseball Classic Sunday afternoon.
The first three innings cruised as the game turned into a pitcher’s duel between Edwards and Ozarks’ starter Freddy Prince. Neither pitcher allowed a run and they combined for six strikeouts through the first three frames. The Majors (5-1) offense generated two runs in the fourth on one hit and one error. Millsaps added another run in the fifth to go ahead 3-0. The Majors then scored five on four hits in the top of the sixth to take control of the game. Ozarks (2-3) got one run back in the bottom half of the inning and later added a pair of runs in the eighth, but still trailed 11-3. In his first collegiate at-bat, Ozarks freshman Peyton Johnigan hit a home run on the first pitch in the bottom of the ninth to make the score 11-4.
Prince (0-2) was dealt the loss after throwing five and two-third innings. Prince struck out six and walked three. Edwards (1-1) fanned six and was not charged with an earned run.
Jonathan Cox and Chris Driedric each collected two hits.
Ozarks will host Hendrix College February 21.
In game one Sunday, Simpson College (0-3) had what appeared to be a safe 10-1 lead after four innings, but Westminster College (1-2) had other ideas and scored six runs in the fifth and five runs in the sixth to power past the Storm 13-10. After collecting four hits through the first four innings, the Blue Jays recorded 11 hits the rest of the way. Westminster had three players with three hits, including Danton Hughes who drove in three runs.
Friday, February 17
Millsaps College 9, Westminster College 1
Ozarks 6, Simpson College 1
Saturday, February 18
Millsaps College 11, Simpson College 10
Ozarks 4, Westminster College 1
Sunday, February 19
Westminster College 13, Simpson College 10
Millsaps College 11, Ozarks 4