Boys win twice in Arkadelphia

RICCI LOGAN/THE ARKA TECH Jake Harvey from Overland, Kansas, rounds third base. Wonder Boys take home two wins against Henderson State.

The Wonder Boys will host the Southern Naza- rene Crimson Storm Friday at Tech Field at 7 p.m. The Wonder Boys are coming off a 2-1 series last weekend against the Henderson State Reddies in Arkadelphia.

The Wonder Boys, 12-9 in overall and 7-5 in Great American Conference, play are sixth in the GAC. The Crimson Storm, 8-11 in overall and 4-8 in GAC play, sit at ninth in the GAC after a 2-1 series against the Southern Arkansas Mule Riders.

The Wonder Boys won the first of two games last Saturday, winning 7-5, and then losing the second game 1-6. Riley Hickerson, from Cooter, Missouri, had a two-run triple in the sixth inning to give the Wonder Boys their first points. Dylan McDearmon, from Greenbrier, led the way for the Wonder Boys to score five in the seventh inning to take the lead. The Wonder Boys were able to hold the Reddies to only five hits in the second game but the Reddies were able to take advantage of those five hits to score. Harry Gard, from Phoenix, Arizona, had two hits and a sacrifice fly in the fifth to give the Wonder Boys its only run in the loss.

The Wonder Boys finished the series taking the last game 8-5. Hickerson had a grand slam in the top of the third to put the Wonder Boys on the board. The Wonder Boys went on to score four runs in the eighth inning to extend its lead in the game. Mark Vaughn, from Salina, Kan- sas, hit his first home run of the season to the right bringing in three runs in the eighth.