April 19, 2017

Thrasher and Stephens Secure Two Bobcat Victories

The College of the Ozarks Bobcats baseball team posted two wins on Wednesday afternoon, as they defeated the William Woods University Owls by scores of 10-4 and 5-3.

In the opener, the Cats picked up 10 runs on 11 hits and 4 WWU errors.  Tad Mitchell had a solid game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with an RBI.  Also contributing with their bats were Dylan Heitz, who went 2-for-3 with a double, stolen base and one RBI, and Chad Reusch, who was 3-for-5, including 2 runs, 1, RBI, two doubles, and a stolen base.  Collan Thrasher picked up another complete game win for the Bobcats.  Thrasher gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 6.

The second game saw senior pitcher Alex Stephens also collect a complete game win, as he allowed 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 1 walk with 5 strikeouts.  The Bobcats capitalized on their hits, scoring 5 runs on just 5 hits.  Jacob Karlson scored 3 runs and drove in one RBI in his 4 at bats.  J.D. Chadwell also went 2-for-4 at the plate, driving in two runs and stealing 2 bases.  The long ball played a part in the Cats success, as Jacob Karlson and Austin Schweiss each tagged a homerun.

Wednesday’s two victories improve the College of the Ozarks’ record to 25-18.  The Bobcats, weather permitting, have 7 games remaining in their regular schedule, with the next two games taking place at home on Saturday, April 22, beginning at 1 PM.  Following Saturday's doubleheader, the Bobcats will play their remaining five regular season games on the road.