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Wonder Boys post 30 runs while sweeping doubleheader and series against Ouachita

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ARKADELPHIA — The bats stayed hot for the Wonder Boys as they picked up their fifth series win, this one in sweeping fashion over the Ouachita Baptist Tigers. Arkansas Tech swept the doubleheader with a 12-1 run-rule victory in game one and a 14-5 win in game two. The Wonder Boys registered 33 hits on the day with

GAME ONE
The Wonder Boys jumped out early, bringing in four runs in the top of the second, Josh Detweiler continued his hot streak with a single to center field followed by a single from Trace Maddux. Detweiler scored off a single from Jonathan Arrieta followed by Maddux scoring off a single from Elijah Boyer. Garrett Crews flew out to right field, allowing Kandon Bennett to score after he reached on a fielding error, putting the Wonder Boys up 4-0 after two.

Arkansas Tech kept the Tigers scoreless through the third before exploding for a seven run fourth inning. Back-to-back singles from Matt Robbins and Crews set Evan Hafley up for a two-run double to bring them up and extend the lead to six. The Tigers intentionally walked Maddux before a single from Arrieta brought in Hafley. Maddux scored on a wild pitch before Drew Bailey cleaned up with a three-run bomb to left field, scoring Bennett and Arrieta. The Wonder Boys ended the fourth, up 11-0.

The Tigers managed to get on the board with a homer to right field, but the Wonder Boys tacked on one more run after a single from Markos Cabranes scored Stormy Taylor in the top of the seventh. Arkansas maintained the 10-run lead to end game one in seven innings and secure a series win against the Tigers.

Four Wonder Boys recorded multiple hits, led by Arrieta with three and Drew Bailey notched three RBIs. Shelby Quiggins picked up his second win of the season, going 2.0 innings and only allowing one hit and striking out three.

GAME TWO
Both teams went scoreless in the first before the Wonder Boys posted two-runs in the top of the second. Maddux drew a walk to start the inning before reaching second on a balk and scoring off a double to center field from Arrieta. Bennett and Boyer both drew walks to load the bases before Crews singled to the shortstop and scored Arrieta. Robbins singled to left field to score Boyer and Bennett, putting the Wonder Boys up 4-0.

Ouachita put two on the board in the bottom of the third to pull within two, 4-2. Maddux drew another walk to open the fifth before Bennett singled to center field and they both advanced on a wild pitch. A perfectly executed sacrifice bunt from Drew Bailey scored Maddux followed by a single to the shortstop from Gabriel Garcia drove in Bennett, giving Arkansas Tech a 7-2 lead. The Tigers pulled within two, 7-5 after putting up two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

The Wonder Boys scored another run in the sixth after Maddux drew yet another walk, followed by Arrieta drawing one too. Bennett's single through the left side scored Maddux, extending the lead 8-5.

In the top of the seventh, the Wonder Boys went off for another six runs. Hafley singled to center field, with Landon Lord pinch running for him before Detweiler doubled to right field. Maddux showed a bunt before cranking a triple to right center and scoring Lord and Detweiler. Arrieta drew another walk before a single from Bennet scored Maddux. A single from Bailey scored Arrieta and a double to left center from Joe Morin scored Bennet. Bailey scored the Wonder Boys final run of the game, securing a series sweep with a 14-5 victory.

Bennet went a perfect 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. Hafley recorded three hits while Crews, Robbins and Morin rounded out the Wonder Boys with multiple hits in game two. Hayes Cox picked up his sixth win of the season and Nick Kovar secured his third save.

Bennet's bat leads the Wonder Boys in a sweep over Ouachita

The bats stayed hot for the Wonder Boys as they picked up their fifth series win, this one in sweeping fashion over the Ouachita Baptist Tigers. Arkansas Tech swept the doubleheader with a 12-1 run-rule victory in game one and a 14-5 win in game two. The Wonder Boys registered 33 hits on the day with

GAME ONE
The Wonder Boys jumped out early, bringing in four runs in the top of the second, Josh Detweiler continued his hot streak with a single to center field followed by a single from Trace Maddux. Detweiler scored off a single from Jonathan Arrieta followed by Maddux scoring off a single from Elijah Boyer. Garrett Crews flew out to right field, allowing Kandon Bennett to score after he reached on a fielding error, putting the Wonder Boys up 4-0 after two.

Arkansas Tech kept the Tigers scoreless through the third before exploding for a seven run fourth inning. Back-to-back singles from Matt Robbins and Crews set Evan Hafley up for a two-run double to bring them up and extend the lead to six. The Tigers intentionally walked Maddux before a single from Arrieta brought in Hafley. Maddux scored on a wild pitch before Drew Bailey cleaned up with a three-run bomb to left field, scoring Bennett and Arrieta. The Wonder Boys ended the fourth, up 11-0.

The Tigers managed to get on the board with a homer to right field, but the Wonder Boys tacked on one more run after a single from Markos Cabranes scored Stormy Taylor in the top of the seventh. Arkansas maintained the 10-run lead to end game one in seven innings and secure a series win against the Tigers.

Four Wonder Boys recorded multiple hits, led by Arrieta with three and Drew Bailey notched three RBIs. Shelby Quiggins picked up his second win of the season, going 2.0 innings and only allowing one hit and striking out three.

GAME TWO
Both teams went scoreless in the first before the Wonder Boys posted two-runs in the top of the second. Maddux drew a walk to start the inning before reaching second on a balk and scoring off a double to center field from Arrieta. Bennett and Boyer both drew walks to load the bases before Crews singled to the shortstop and scored Arrieta. Robbins singled to left field to score Boyer and Bennett, putting the Wonder Boys up 4-0.

Ouachita put two on the board in the bottom of the third to pull within two, 4-2. Maddux drew another walk to open the fifth before Bennett singled to center field and they both advanced on a wild pitch. A perfectly executed sacrifice bunt from Drew Bailey scored Maddux followed by a single to the shortstop from Gabriel Garcia drove in Bennett, giving Arkansas Tech a 7-2 lead. The Tigers pulled within two, 7-5 after putting up two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

The Wonder Boys scored another run in the sixth after Maddux drew yet another walk, followed by Arrieta drawing one too. Bennett's single through the left side scored Maddux, extending the lead 8-5.

In the top of the seventh, the Wonder Boys went off for another six runs. Hafley singled to center field, with Landon Lord pinch running for him before Detweiler doubled to right field. Maddux showed a bunt before cranking a triple to right center and scoring Lord and Detweiler. Arrieta drew another walk before a single from Bennet scored Maddux. A single from Bailey scored Arrieta and a double to left center from Joe Morin scored Bennet. Bailey scored the Wonder Boys final run of the game, securing a series sweep with a 14-5 victory.

Bennet went a perfect 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. Hafley recorded three hits while Crews, Robbins and Morin rounded out the Wonder Boys with multiple hits in game two. Hayes Cox picked up his sixth win of the season and Nick Kovar secured his third save.

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