Tuesday, March 15, 2011
After taking the first two games in the series on Friday, the Owls baseball team completed the four game sweep of Williams Baptist on Saturday afternoon in American Midwest Conference road action. William Woods won by scores of 6-0 and 10-4 respectively to run its winning streak to nine in a row.
The Owls did most of their damage from the plate in game one in the final three innings. William Woods (12-7, 4-0) got six runs on nine hits in the win. Senior outfielder L.J. Watson went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one knocked in on the day. Junior infielder Derek McCawley also got two hits in three plate appearances while getting three RBI’s.
Junior hurler Robbie McMorris got his third win of the year, working 5 and 2/3 innings while walking two, striking out three and scattering three base hits. McMorris still has not allowed an earned run on the season.
William Woods got seven runs in the fourth inning of game two to pull away quickly. McCawley got another two hits and three more RBI’s, including a home run.
The Owls got multiple hits from three other players. Sophomores Jacob Harrison and Ryan Sweet and junior Blake Wilson each got two hits with Harrison and Wilson notching RBI’s. Freshman pitcher Nick Vocks got 3 and 1/13 inning of work on the mound to get his first win of the year.
William Woods begins another four game set on Friday when they host Northwestern College at 1 p.m.
William Woods softball team finishes weekend winning two of three games
GULF SHORES, Ala., — The Owls took two on Saturday and dropped two on Sunday to finish their run at the Gulf Coast Invitational 4-2. The beat 23rd ranked Auburn University-Montgomery 4-3 and Oklahoma Christian University 8-3 on Saturday.
On Sunday, the Owls fell to No. 19 ranked University of Houston-Victoria 7-1. Junior Kelsey Schulte went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Owls while senior Chelsea Loethen went 2-for-4. Schulte also pitched four innings for William Woods (10-3) letting up one run on five hits in relief of Courtney Vincent.
The Owls will play Central Methodist in Orange Beach, Ala., today.