Clarksville, Ark.-The Texas-Dallas Comets set a new school record with 28 hits and tied a school record for runs in a 28-12 rout of the Eagles Friday afternoon in American Southwest Conference play.
The Comets (11-5, 1-0 ASC) battered six Ozarks’ pitchers for six home runs, 28 earned runs and 26 RBI. The productive Comet offense recorded 49 at-bats during the three hour contest. Texas-Dallas jumped on starter Bobby Osburn, scoring nine runs in two and one-third innings against the right-hander. Oddly enough neither team scored in the first inning, and Ozarks (5-11, 0-1 ASC) raced out to a quick 6-0 advantage in the top of the second. The Eagles had six hits in the frame, with Cory Briggs knocking in a pair of runs on a single up the middle. Jonathan Cox and Andrew Pelkey also had RBI in the inning. But there was little doubt the offensive show was just beginning for the Comets when the home team posted five runs in the bottom of the second. After a scoreless top of the third for Ozarks, Texas-Dallas had six hits, including two, two-run homers in the bottom half of the frame. The third ended with the Comets holding a 12-6 lead. Texas-Dallas extended its lead to 23-7 after seven and the football-like score continued when the Comets added five more in the eighth and Ozarks pushed across four runs in the ninth.
Windy conditions produced a combined 45 hits, with 16 those going for extra bases.
Tad Turner, Chris Young and Briggs all homered. Briggs ended the game hitting 4-for-5 with 3 RBI.
Osborn (1-3) suffered the loss.
The series continues tomorrow with a double-header starting at noon.