ARKADELPHIA – The 12th-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team halted a four-game conference skid Saturday afternoon with a 7-1 Gulf South Conference West Division win over Harding at Rab Rodgers Field.
Harding (15-14 overall, 2-4 GSC West) jumped out to a 1-0 off Tigers starter Chase Baran, but that was all they would get off the southpaw. Baran, who improved to 5-1, pitched seven innings, surrendered just one run on four hits with four walks and eight strikeouts. Sean O’Rourke worked two innings of relief with a strikeout.
Although the Bisons scored the first run, Ouachita Baptist (25-7, 2-4) exploded for four runs in the bottom half of the inning to give Baran plenty of run support.
ARKADELPHIA – The road to winning a Gulf South Conference West Division title just got longer for the 12th-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team as the Tigers were swept by Harding, 3-2 and 6-3 Friday afternoon at Rab Rodgers Field.
In the opener, Steve Smith pitched six innings of one-hit baseball and came away with a no decision. He gave up two runs (both unearned) on one hit with two walks and five strikeouts. Jerry Helferich (3-3) took the loss, working 1 1/3 innings by giving up one run. Patrick Lemmond pitched the final 1 2/3 innings of relief, surrendering a pair of hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Continue reading Ouachita Baptist drop pair to Harding→