Hardin-Simmons' baseball team picked up a much-needed American Southwest Conference win, 8-1, over the University of the Ozarks on Friday afternoon in Clarksville, Ark.
HSU scored four runs in the second inning. Will Wise and Jon Finney had RBI singles and Marcus Uechi added a sacrifice fly and another run scored on an error.
Tony Acosta had a solo home run in the second and Tony Morales had a two-run single in the third to make it 4-3. Uechi had an RBI groundout in the fourth for HSU. Freddy Prince and Andrew Beck had sacrifice flies in the fourth to tie the game at 5.
HSU busted the game opened with six runs in the sixth inning. Uechi had a two-run home run. Wise was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Caleb Jacques had a two-run single.
The Cowboys used five different pitchers in the game. Sam Hallen started, followed by Alex Bradley, Taylor Peables, Blake Northrop and Eric Zamora. Peables earned the win in relief with two and one-third innings of one-run ball to improve to 1-0.
The Eagles used seven different pitchers with Bo Thomas taking the loss as he allowed three runs in a third of an inning.
Wise paced the HSU 17-hit attack with three this. Jason Vause, Finney, Uechi, J.T. Thornton, Zack de Luna, Brandon Walker and Jacques each had two hits. Uechi had four RBIs. Tony Morales had three hits for Ozarks.
HSU is now 14-19 overall and 10-17 in ASC play. Ozarks fell to 12-22 overall and 8-19 in league play. HSU hosts Southwestern on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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