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Smith Executes Bunt; Glenn Provides Heroics

March 21, 2007
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-John Glenn's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth sealed a 14-13 win over Elmhurst College in a slugfest on Wednesday afternoon at Lonnie R. Qualls Field.

<#IMAGE:1#>The Eagles (14-8, 3-0) have now won seven straight and nine of their last ten games. Ozarks will host UT-Dallas (15-6, 6-0) in American Southwest Conference play this weekend in a three-game series at Lonnie R. Qualls Field. Friday’s game starts at 2:00 p.m., and Saturday’s double-header begins at 12:00 p.m. The two teams combined for 32 hits and seven home runs, and Ozarks used seven pitchers to fight off the Bluejays (1-4). The Eagles had a 13-10 lead after four innings of play, but the Bluejays held Ozarks scoreless for four straight innings before Glenn’s heroics. In the ninth, David Isom reached base on a screamer to the pitcher. With one out, David Smith executed a perfect sacrifice bunt to move Isom into scoring position. Glenn, the reigning conference Hitter of the Week, then hammered a single into the left center gap to score the game-winning run on a full count pitch. Glenn had his best day as an Eagle, finishing 5-for-5 with 3 runs and 3 RBI. The non-conference match-up saw both teams put nine runs on the board after three innings and record a combined 16 hits, six of which were home runs. Ozarks got three in the first behind RBI’s by Bruce Cameron and Robby Finnell. Todd Koch gave Ozarks their third run of the inning with a solo home run. The Bluejays quickly took back the lead in the top half of the second by putting six runs on the board. Ozarks, however, continued the fireworks when they took a 9-6 lead in the bottom of the inning. Glenn doubled in a pair of runs and Cameron hit a three-run homer to make it 8-6. Koch blasted another home run, this time a towering shot over the left field fence, to give Ozarks a 9-6 advantage. Trailing 10-9 going into the bottom of the fourth, the Eagles had to go into comeback mode, and they did just that, scoring four runs on four hits. Cameron singled in Glenn for the first run. Finnell doubled in Cameron, and Cory Briggs doubled in Jimmy Pannell and Finnell. Koch finished 3-for-5 with two homers and 2 RBI. Cameron went 2-for-4, extending his hit streak to 20 games, and tallied 5 RBI. Glenn (2-0) also capped his day by earning the win on the mound. He pitched the final two innings.