SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The Gulf South Conference lost a member of its baseball alumni Monday afternoon when former Arkansas Tech first baseman and Ouachita Baptist assistant coach Ryan White sadly lost his life in a single car accident near Hernando, Miss. He was 27 years old.
According to DeSoto County (Miss.) Coroner Jeff Pounders, White was traveling northbound on I-55 when his Nissan sport-utility vehicle left the east side of the road and rolled into the trees. He was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene. The son of Tommy and Jan White, Ryan lived in a familiar place for GSC fans, Southaven, Miss. The Conference hosts its basketball and softball tournaments in the city and the GSC Baseball Tournament is in Millington, Tenn., just 30 miles northeast
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Same story, different day for the 21st-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team as the Tigers failed to close out an opponent for the third time in four outings as Arkansas Tech rallied on Senior Day for a 9-7 Gulf South Conference West Division victory at
Arkansas Tech (20-17 overall, 8-6 GSC West) plated a run in the bottom of the third, but back came Ouachita Baptist in the top of the fourth by scoring five runs to grab a 5-1 lead.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Chase Baran had his stuff working to help salvage a Gulf South Conference West Division doubleheader split Saturday afternoon as the 21st-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team dropped the opener, 7-6 to Arkansas Tech, but bounced back in a big way with a 14-1 victory at Tech Field.
Baran (8-1) surrendered a run on three hits — losing the no hitter in the bottom of the fifth. He finished with nine strikeouts and five walks.