HOT SPRINGS, Ar. — Colton Patterson scored on Alec Lewis’ single to left in the bottom of ninth, and Henderson State beat Delta State, 5-4, for its third straight win in the Mike Dugan Invitational at Majestic Park.
Twice Delta State rallied from two-run deficits to tie the game.
Luke Farrar drove in two Henderson runs with a triple and single. Pate Fullerton also plated a run with a triple.
Former Pleasant Grove hurler Ryan Galvan started on the mound for the Reddies. He went 4.1 innngs, allowing two hits, and one run. Galvan walked three and struckout three. Ethan Roark and Cole Oswalk pitched Henderson into the ninth. Winning pitcher Blake Pennington yielded two runs in the ninth, walking two and striking out four.
The Reddies host their own tournament starting Thursday. HSU faces St. Cloud State at 6 p.m.
Muleriders rip Northwest Missouri, 10-2
In other action Monday fourth-ranked Southern Arkansas University roared past Northwest Missouri, 10-2.
SAU (2-1) scored twice in the first inning. Will Richardson drove in one run with a single. Ty Manning drove in the second run when he walked with the bases loaded.
Riley Orr singled home two runs in the fifth to make it 4-0. NWM got on the scoreboard in the second with the help of the Muleriders’ only error.
The Muleriders took control of the contest in the eighth with three runs. Brandon Nicoll hammered a solo roundtripper, and Conner Allen singled home two runs. The Missouri club scored its second run in its half of the inning.
Nicoll singled to left in the ninth to score Chris Sutton. Richardson’s double to left-center scored Nicoll and Sutton’s high school teammate Chris Lyles.
Wyatt Marr was the winning pitcher for SAU. He allowed eight hits in 6.1 innings, but no earned runs. Marr walked none and struck out six. Chance Bolter, Jack Linddell and Kade Germany followed Marr to the mound.
SAU’s next game will be a rematch with Northwest Missouri Friday night in the Henderson tournament.
OBU offense finally wakes up
Ouachita Baptist discovered hit can score, and the Tigers did with 12 hits and 10 runs in a 10-7 victory against Rogers State (Claremore, Okla.). OBU was shutout in its first two game.
Five OBU batters contributed two hits, while Tallon Heine drove home two runs with a triple. Jaxon Chaney plated three runs with two singles and scored two runs. Jud Arrington had two hits, driving in a run and scoring. G. Allen contributed a double and single and scored twice, while Cade Burris and Wyatt Core added two hits each.
Cameron Marchant was the winning pitcher for the Tigers.