Ouachita Baptist completes 3-game sweep of Eagles with 2-0 win

Jerry Owen was the only OC player with two hits in the Eagles' loss at Ouachita Baptist.
Jerry Owen was the only OC player with two hits in the Eagles' loss at Ouachita Baptist.

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (March 30, 2013) –Josh Everett outdueled Oklahoma Christian’s Brock Werdel and Chris Burgess in a classic pitchers’ battle, leading Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) to a 2-0 win over the Eagles on Saturday afternoon at Rab Rodgers Field.

Ouachita Baptist (15-16-1) completed a three-game series sweep of OC (18-15), extending the Eagles’ losing streak to four games, their longest of the baseball season.

Werdel (3-2) allowed only five hits and struck out two in five innings and Burgess threw three hitless innings with three strikeouts for the Eagles, but Everett (1-6) went the distance, allowing six hits and striking out eight.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Parker Norris led off with a single to right field and Landon Flax followed with a single to right. Norris and Flax successfully pulled off a double steal and Norris scored on a groundout by Duncan Collins.

In the fifth inning, Norris led off with a single to left field, stole second, went to third on Flax’s groundout and scored on Collins’ single to center field. Norris finished 2-for-3 for the Tigers.

Jerry Owen, who went 2-for-4, was the only OC player to have more than one hit against Everett. The Eagles never advanced a runner past second base.

OC will be off until Tuesday, when the Eagles begin a two-game series at NCAA Division I Texas-Arlington, which is coached by OC alumnus Darin Thomas.