The Arkansas-Monticello Baseball team lost a three-game Great American Conference series against Arkansas Tech over the weekend in Russellville. The Weevils (6-12, 4-8 GAC) lost the series opener, 8-4, on Saturday, and split Sunday’s doubleheader, winning the first game, 11-4, and dropping the finale, 4-2.

In the series opener on Saturday, UAM and ATU were tied at 1-1 until the seventh inning when the Wonderboys (11-8, 6-6 GAC) scored six runs on six hits. UAM scored two runs in the eighth while ATU scored another in the bottom of the eighth, putting the score at 8-3. UAM’s Jordan Johnson hit a two-out solo home run in the top of the ninth but UAM fell short, losing the opener 8-4.

Nick Fakouri was the leading hitter for UAM. He went 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI.

UAM starting pitcher Derek Potts pitched 6.1 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits. He struck out eight and allowed no walks. Trent Bunting pitched one inning, allowing two runs on four hits. Jack Barna finished the game, allowing no hits.

SUNDAY DOUBLEHEADER

Game 1 (UAM 11 – Arkansas Tech 4)

Arkansas Tech took an early 1-0 lead but UAM tied the game in the third on Cade Thompson’s RBI single scoring Joe Brouilette. UAM took a 6-1 lead in the sixth inning.

The Wonderboys briefly narrowed the margin to 6-3 in the bottom of the sixth. However, UAM scored two more in the top of the seventh, including a solo home run by Cade Thompson, to put the game at 8-3.

ATU scored its last run in the eighth while UAM added three more runs in the ninth, a Nick Fakouri sac fly scoring BJ Lee, and Joe Brouilette’s two-run homer.

UAM starting pitcher Mason Philley pitched six innings, allowing three runs, eight hits. He struck out five and allowed one walk. Rigell Robinson pitched the final three innings for UAM. He allowed one run and four hits.

Cade Thompson went 3-for-5 at the plate with a double, a home run and 4 RBI. Joe Brouilette was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and 2 RBI.

Game 2 (Arkansas Tech 4 – UAM 2)

Arkansas Tech led 2-0 through four innings but UAM tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the fifth. Tech scored two more runs in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run home run, to win the game, 4-2.

UAM starting pitcher Spencer Johnston pitched five innings, allowing four runs and five hits. He struck out three batters. Trent Bunting pitched the final inning.