Junior right fielder Nick Spagnola scored what proved to be the game-winning run on a balk with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning as the William Woods University Owls tripped third-ranked Missouri Baptist University in a 4-3 AMC victory Friday night.
The two teams finished up their series with a doubleheader Saturday at Backer Sports Complex. Results were not available at press time.
William Woods (26-8, 14-6 American Midwest Conference) fashioned its win Friday night after Missouri Baptist tied the game with three runs in the top of the seventh. Senior left fielder Zach Nicols started the Owls' half of the inning with a single and was replaced by senior pinch-runner Damon Adrian.
Sophomore starter Will Miller threw a four-hit shutout and rang up 12 strikeouts in the Blue Jays' SLIAC win over the Panthers on Friday night at Saucier Field.
Miller - who issued a pair of walks - moved his season record to 3-1 with the complete-game effort.
Westminster College (12-8, 6-6 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) also halted a two-game skid while giving head coach Denny Hughes his 50th career victory at the school. The Blue Jays and Panthers concluded their series with a doubleheader Saturday. Results were not available at press time.
William Woods 13 15
Harris-Stowe 0 1
Junior starter Julie Scheer pitched the No. 23 Lady Owls to a pair of five-inning American Midwest Conference wins over the Lady Hornets on Friday afternoon at Backer Sports Complex.
Scheer (7-0) tossed a three-hitter, struck out three and issued a walk to earn the complete-game shutout in the first game. She threw another three-hitter in the nightcap, allowed an earned run, struck out four and walked none as William Woods University (28-15, 14-2 AMC) won for the 11th time in 12 games.
Washington University 5 6
Westminster 4 5
ST. LOUIS - The Lady Blue Jays surrendered slim leads late in both games of their non-conference doubleheader loss to the Lady Bears on Friday night.
Westminster College (9-15) suffered its sixth straight loss despite out-hitting Washington University 11-10 as the nightcap went nine innings.
After the Lady Bears (19-10) posted three runs in the bottom of the first, the Lady Blue Jays got one back on freshman catcher Alyssa Johnson's RBI single in the second.
GREENVILLE, Ill. - Senior Kristen Fisher - a Fulton graduate - prevailed at No. 3 singles and No. 3 doubles, but the Lady Blue Jays were edged by the Lady Panthers in SLIAC play Friday.
Fisher topped Chelsie Evans 7-6 (6-5), 6-2 in singles, then teamed with freshman Ellen Woolsey to down Anna Brannon and Abby Maurer 8-4 in doubles play.