Ozarks Baseball Team Swept By LeTourneau
Release Date: 03/26/2011
Clarksville, Ark.-LeTourneau University completed a three-game American Southwest Conference sweep against the University of the Ozarks baseball team by posting a pair of wins Saturday.
In game one, LeTourneau starter Travis Norris labored five and one-third innings and allowed just three hits to push the Yellow Jackets past the Eagles 2-0. Kirby Cantalamessa was inserted and pitched two-thirds of an inning, while Travis Self finished the final inning of the game to earn the save. Cantalamessa and Self did not allow a hit. Brandon Brewer drew a walk to lead off the seventh for Ozarks (4-21, 1-8 ASC). But Self forced a ground out, strike out and a fly out to strand Brewer at second base. Ozarks threatened in the second by loading the bases with two outs, but Norris got a timely strike out to end the opportunity.
Bobby Osburn (0-5) tossed six innings as the starter and suffered the loss.
In game two, LeTourneau (14-11, 3-3 ASC) opened the contest with six runs on three hits in the first inning to earn a 13-7 win. Ozarks later faced an 8-0 deficit after the third, but generated three runs in the top of the fourth. Michael Prusator powered a three-run homer for the Eagles’ first runs of the contest. The Yellow Jackets took a 12-3 advantage after six complete innings, but Ozarks scored three runs of their own in the top of the seventh on three hits. Drew Clark had an RBI double and Chris Driedric recorded a two-run single.
Travis Conner (0-2) took the loss as the starter.
Tony Morales and Clark each had two hits.
Ozarks will host Hendrix College March 29 at 2:00 p.m. The Eagles will then host Louisiana College April 1-2 in a three-game series beginning Friday at 2:00 p.m. All three games against Louisiana College can be heard locally on KXIO 106.9 FM and on the internet at www.kxio.nu.
University of the Ozarks Sports Information Office