Tigers tame ECU for series sweep

By BRIAN RAMSEY | OBU Sports Network

ADA, Oklahoma — The Ouachita Baptist University baseball team earned its first three-game Great American Conference series sweep of the season by beating East Central University twice on Saturday by scores of 11-1 and 14-2.

Ouachita (15-8, 10-5 GAC) beat ECU (5-22, 0-15 GAC) 13-3 on Friday in the series opener. The weekend results marks the first time during the GAC era (2012-present) for Ouachita to sweep a conference series and reach double-digits in runs in all three games.

In Saturday’s first game, the Tigers plated 11 runs on 13 hits, and then scored 14 runs on 13 hits in the series finale. It was the seventh and eighth times of the season for Ouachita to reach double-digits in scoring and the 11th and 12th times to reach double-digits in hits.

In the 11-1 win on Saturday, Cade Burris led the way offensively, going 2-for-3 at the plate with four runs driven in, highlighted by a bases-clearing double in Ouachita’s four-run ninth inning. G. Allen went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two runs driven in, highlighted by a solo homerun in the fourth inning. CW Schrader went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI on a double in the third inning. Dustin Bermudez went 2-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored. All nine of Ouachita’s starters had at least one hit in the win.

Teddy Webb (4-1) earned the win, giving up just one run on four hits with four strikeouts in the first five innings. Jacob Bowman threw two perfect innings in the sixth and seventh. Hayden Childers gave up just one hit in the final two innings.

In the series finale, Ouachita kept its offensive onslaught going early by batting through the lineup in the top of the first inning and putting up seven runs to take a commanding lead. One more came across in the sixth, and then Ouachita put up its eighth crooked-number inning of the three-game series with six coming across the top of the fourth inning.

Jud Arrington led the way in the finale, going 3-for-3 with two walks, one RBI, and two runs scored. Cade Burris kept his big day going with a 2-for-3 game and two RBI. Tallon Heine went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. 

Luke House (1-3) earned his first win of the season, giving up just one earned run in the first five innings. Relievers Caleb Donoho and Cameron Marchant combined to allow just two hits and kept ECU scoreless in the final two innings.

Ouachita is back at home for its next four games, starting with a midweek game against Christian Brothers University on Wednesday. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. at Rab Rodgers Field.

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