Hendrix uses long ball to rout Ozarks

Hendrix Sports
Cody Usher, Sports Information Director

CLARKSVILLE – The Hendrix College baseball team blasted three home runs en route to an 11-1 road win over the University of the Ozarks on Tuesday afternoon.

The Warriors (9-16) took a lead in the first when sophomore shortstop Jorge Leon led off with a double and scored on a single up the middle from junior center fielder Drew Judson.

They added five runs in the second on three hits, a walk and an error. Senior left fielder Wyatt Hogan blasted a three-run homer over the right field fence.

The Eagles’ (9-13) only run came in the sixth when third baseman Patrick Clifford led off with a solo home run to left center.

Hendrix went up 9-1 in the top of the seventh on a three-run homer to left field from junior right fielder Matthew Lillard. Leon started the eighth with another double and later scored on a Lillard base hit. Hogan hit a solo home run over the left field fence in the top of the ninth to make the game 11-1.

Freshman Evan Ingram (1-1) started and allowed just three walks, two hits and a strikeout over four scoreless innings to earn the win. Josh GonzalesHayden SeaySkylar FureyConnor Nelson and Will Brabsoncombined for five frames of relief, allowing five hits, one run and striking out one. Furey threw a perfect seventh inning. Ozarks’ Dylan McLemore (1-1) took the loss, giving up five hits, six runs and three walks in 1.2 innings.

Hogan went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, four RBI, a stolen base and two homers. Leon was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored. Lillard was also 3-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored with the home run and a double.

Ozarks’ designated hitter Edwin Rodriguez was 3-for-4 and stole a base.

Hendrix will travel to Jackson, Miss. for a Southern Athletic Association series at Millsaps College beginning Saturday.

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