Clarksville, Ark.-UT-Dallas completed a three-game weekend sweep with a pair of American Southwest Conference victories over the Eagles on Saturday afternoon.
<#IMAGE:1#>In game one, UT-Dallas (19-5, 9-0) broke a 3-3 tie with a four-run fourth inning. The Comets complicated things for Ozarks (14-11, 3-3) the next inning as they put three more on the board to go ahead 10-5. UT-Dallas got a pair of runs in the top of the first, but the Eagles answered in the bottom half of the inning with two runs on two hits to tie the game. With no outs, Ozarks drew three straight walks to load the bases, but UT-Dallas forced a double-play to get two quick outs. One runner did cross the plate and Scott Dietz later knocked in Todd Koch to get the score to 2-2. David Smith went a perfect 3-for-3 and scored three times. Curt Dixon (3-2) received the loss after going four and two-third innings. He had four strikeouts. UT-Dallas took control of a 8-4 game when they scored nine runs in the top of the eighth to upend the Eagles 16-13 in game two. UT-Dallas’ Matt Putman highlighted the big inning by hitting a grand slam, just one of eight Comet hits in the frame. Trailing 16-9, Ozarks made things interesting in the bottom of the ninth inning when they put the tying run on deck. Andrew Teaster doubled in Smith and Jimmy Pannell. With two outs, Scott Dietz singled in Teaster and John Glenn. However, that would be it for the Eagles as the next batter grounded out. The Eagles also had a productive eighth inning, scoring five runs on three hits. Koch flexed his muscles by cranking out a grand slam. Brett Wood (1-1) absorbed the loss. He worked one inning in relief and had one strikeout. The two teams combined for 35 hits in the contest. Glenn finished a perfect 5-for-5 with 3 RBI. Koch went 4-for-6 with 4 RBI. Teaster had 3 RBI. The Eagles will travel to Conway to face Central Baptist College on March 27.