Lincoln topples Owls in regular-season finale

The William Woods University Owls committed six errors and managed just six hits in bowing to the NCAA Division II Lincoln University 16-6 in Wednesday night’s regular-season finale at Owls Field.

The Owls (30-16) have earned the No. 2 seed for the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament that starts today at top-seeded Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis.

William Woods plays No. 3 seed McKendree (Ill.) University at noon.

Westminster softball.........................5...13

Eureka (Ill.) College...........................0....5

The host Lady Blue Jays erased a 5-0 deficit by breaking out for six runs in the fourth inning and seven in the sixth in the nightcap of Wednesday’s SLIAC doubleheader.

In the first game, Westminster College freshman pitcher Brittany Lee threw a two-hit shutout and senior catcher Amy Baumhoer hit the first of her pair of two-run home runs on the day.

The Lady Blue Jays (8-15, 6-8 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) stretched their winning streak to four games.

The Lady Blue Jays play a doubleheader at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at 2 p.m. today. Westminster returns home for a SLIAC doubleheader against Webster University at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Westminster baseball.......................10...5

Principia College................................0...8

ELSAH, Ill. — Sophomore starter Tyler Ten Eyck tossed a four-hit shutout and struck out seven in the Blue Jays’ victory in the opener of Tuesday’s SLIAC doubleheader.

Westminster College led 3-0 in the second game, but managed just six hits in being forced to settle for a split with Principia. The Blue Jays are now 16-15 overall and 11-7 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The Blue Jays begin a busy weekend by returning to Elsah for a nine-inning conference game against Greenville (Ill.) College at 5 p.m. today. Westminster then opens a three-game SLIAC series at Eureka (Ill.) College with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Saturday. The two teams play a nine-inning game at noon Sunday.

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