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Wonder Boys take two, give two

The Wonder Boys baseball team will take on the Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs in the Great American Conference opener at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 at Tech Field. The Wonder Boys come off a split series with the Missouri Western Griffons, finishing 2-2 on the weekend.

The Wonder Boys, 5-3 overall, will open their GAC play with a Friday, Feb. 16, game and a double header on Saturday, Feb. 17, against the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs, 3-4 overall, are coming off a two-loss streak after losing to No. 10 Angelo State in Texas.

The Wonder Boys took the first of two games last Thursday, Feb. 8, in a high scoring game, winning 10-9. Mark Vaughn, from Salina, Kansas, and Connor Brady, from Plano, Texas, both had three hits, and both had two RBIs in the win. Britt Stroth, from Conway, also managed to get three hits, including a double.

The Wonder Boys finished the night off with a loss in a lopsided game, losing 7-1 to the Griffons. Michael Mueller, from Mississauga, Ontario, started as pitcher for the Wonder Boys, allowing three runs and striking out seven in five innings of play. Riley Hickerson, from Cooter, Missouri, got the only two hits in the loss for the Wonder Boys.

The next day, the Wonder Boys started the same by taking the first game of the day 7-6. Anthony Race, from Phoenix, Arizona, obtained his first win of the season after pitching three innings with no score. Harry Gard, from Phoenix, Arizona, went two-for-four with two runs, while Hickerson also had two runs in the win.

The Wonder Boys were held to a single run again for the second time in the series after the loss to the Griffons 2-1. Hayes Cox, from Fayetteville, pitched seven innings while allowing seven hits and two runs. Cox also managed to strike out six in those seven innings. Hickerson again had two hits in the loss.