Monday, March 24, 2014
The Blue Jays came up short in their attempted series sweep of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Blackburn Beavers as they fell 12-2 on Sunday afternoon at Saucier Field.
Westminster (8-3, 2-1) did all its scoring in the bottom of the first inning with RBI singles from sophomore left fielder Deion Hughes and senior shortstop Danton Hughes.
The Beavers (1-14, 1-5) tied the game at 2-all by plating a pair of runs off of Blue Jays freshman starter Jake Lund in the top of the third. Blackburn took the lead with a run in the fifth, added one more in the sixth, tacked on three in the sixth and five in the seventh to pad its advantage.
William Woods 16 2
Harris-Stowe 5 4
ST. LOUIS — The Owls produced 12 hits in a series-clinching American Midwest Conference road win over the Harris-Stowe Hornets on Saturday.
William Woods (18-6, 7-4) took the early lead with two runs in the top of the first, but the Hornets grabbed their first lead with three runs in the bottom of the frame. The Owls added two more in the second before Harris-Stowe plated one in the third to tie it at 4-all.
The Owls pushed ahead for good with three in the fourth, padded their advantage further with one in the fifth then tacked on another three-run inning in the sixth. William Woods ended its day with five runs in the ninth to end its scoring.
Westminster 6 6
Blackburn 5 2
The Lady Blue Jays continued their undefeated SLIAC start with a doubleheader sweep of the Blackburn Lady Beavers on Saturday at Saucier Field.
Down two runs in the bottom of the sixth, Westminster plated three that frame to claim the comeback win. Freshman second baseman Liz Carthen gave the Lady Blue Jays the go-ahead run with an RBI groundout to second base to score senior pitcher Brittany Lee with one away in the inning.
Lee (5-2) retired the side in order in the seventh to put away Blackburn. She threw 4 2/3 innings of relief, giving up two earned runs four hits while striking out three. She took over for freshman starter Alyson Hahn, who gave up three runs — two earned — on three hits and three walks while striking out three in 2 1/3 innings.
Spring Hill 2 1
William Woods 0 0
MOBILE, Ala. — The Lady Owls’ pitching was solid, but the offense couldn’t quite get going in a pair of losses to No. 3 Spring Hill (Ala.) on Sunday.
Senior starter Becca Schemmer hit Spring Hill center fielder Taylor Webre, allowing catcher Sam Leach to score the game’s first run. Spring Hill added one more in the sixth on a solo home run to center by shortstop Shea Blanchard.
William Woods (16-11) got its lone hit of the second game in the top of the sixth inning via a single to right field by freshman third baseman Madison McCormick. McCormick finished 1-for-2 while the rest of the Lady Owls’ lineup combined to go 0-for-19 with one runner on base.
Track and field
Herndon sets new Westminster shot put mark at Culver-Stockton Open
CANTON — Sophomore Jen Herndon’s throw of 10.76 meters established a new school record in the shot put at the Culver-Stockton Open on Saturday afternoon.
Herndon’s toss earned her first place in the shot put while her javelin throw of 25.22 meters earned her a third-place finish.
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