The Wonder Boys baseball team has achieved its fourth three-game sweep of the season this past weekend against the East Central Tigers.
The Wonder Boys, 21-13 and 17-4 in Great American Conference play will play the Southeastern Oklahoma Savage Storm, 9-19- 1 and 8-11 in GAC play, Friday at 7 p.m. at Tech field.
The Wonder Boys remain second in GAC standings after coming off the weekend with a three-game sweep of the Tigers. The Savage Storm, seventh in the GAC, comes off the weekend with a three-game sweep of the Harding Bisons.
After a loss to the Harding Bisons in Searcy the previous Wednesday, by a 5-4 margin, the Wonder Boy were ready to get into the weekend.
“We have got to hit the ball the other way,” Kadem Tharp, assistant head baseball coach said. “We have got plenty of guys capable of it.”
The Wonder Boys won their first two games in the double header 11-7 and 10-2.
“We had some timely hits, some guys hit really well,” Dave Dawson, head baseball coach said.
In the first of two, Marcus Wilson, from Bryant, hit his first home run of the season. Wilson also finished batting 6-10 on the day with four runs and five RBIs. All nine of the Wonder Boys batters recorded a hit in game one. Kyle Wilson, from Flagstaff, Arizona, is 5-0 in games he has pitched after the win in game one. Braden Bohuslav, from Mansfield, Texas, pitched the final three innings to earn his second save on the season.
In game two, Wilson, Zach Klockowski, from Tinley Park, Illinois, and Parker O’Dell, from Branson, Missouri, each batted in two runs after taking a quick lead in the game. The Tigers scored two late runs in the seventh, but Geoffrey Birkemeier, from Papillion, Nebraska, forced a ground ball with two outs to end the game and earn his first complete game of the season.
The Wonder Boys in game three had their eighth 10-run game on the season.
After being down 5-1 in the eighth inning, Mark Vaughn, from Salina, Kansas, hit an RBI up the middle. After that, Cody Wescott, from Phoenix, Arizona, hit his third home run on the season to tie it up. Dylan Mcdearmon, from Greenbrier, hit a double to left field to secure the Wonder Boys lead. The Wonder Boys won the game 15-6.