Owls finally get opportunity on national stage

From left, William Woods junior pitcher Kyle Burns, freshman catcher Derek Fletcher and his younger brother, Jayden, look on during Sunday night’s watch party at Arris’ Pizza in Fulton as the Owls learned their destination for the NAIA national tournament. No. 4 seed William Woods faces No. 5 Huntington (Ind.) University at 11 this morning in the first round of the Montgomery, Ala., bracket.

From left, William Woods junior pitcher Kyle Burns, freshman catcher Derek Fletcher and his younger brother, Jayden, look on during Sunday night’s watch party at Arris’ Pizza in Fulton as the Owls learned their destination for the NAIA national tournament. No. 4 seed William Woods faces No. 5 Huntington (Ind.) University at 11 this morning in the first round of the Montgomery, Ala., bracket. Josh Mosley

When Darren Munns isn’t pacing about the dugout as the head coach of the William Woods University baseball team, he’s setting the pace elsewhere — serving as the voice of the Owls men’s and women’s basketball audio casts on the Internet.

Munns’ duty in the dugout requires foresight and strategical ability. His gig in the booth is dependent on improvisation and rolling with the punches.

But say that Munns had to deliver play-by-play for the Owls baseball team with it within one inning of the school’s first-ever American Midwest Conference postseason tournament title and an automatic bid to the NAIA national tournament. How would that one have shaken out?

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