William Woods committed five errors and allowed five unearned runs in dropping the nightcap of an American Midwest Conference doubleheader against the No. 3 Spartans on Saturday at Backer Sports Complex.
The Owls (27-9, 14-7) dropped the second game 10-3, but rallied to topple Missouri Baptist 8-6 in the day's first game.
Westminster 9 9
Principia 1 2
Tim Chambliss and Ryan Loethen each finished the nightcap with three hits and a home run as the Blue Jays swept a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader from the Panthers at Saucier Field on Saturday.
Chambliss - a junior first baseman - went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored in the second game. Loethen - a sophomore designated hitter and shortstop - was also 3-for-4, driving in two runs, scoring twice and stealing a base as Westminster (14-8, 8-6) completed the series sweep.
Westminster 7 16
Principia 0 8
The Lady Blue Jays used season highs in runs and hits to neutralize their nine fielding errors and complete a doubleheader sweep of the Lady Panthers on Saturday.
Westminster (11-15, 8-6) hammered out 23 hits while scoring 15 of its 16 runs in the third through sixth innings to halt its six-game losing streak.
William Woods 3 2
Missouri Baptist 1 0
Junior first baseman Kacey Scharnhorst hit an RBI triple to center field, plating the game-winning run and helping the 23rd-ranked Lady Owls complete a doubleheader sweep of the Lady Spartans in their AMC home finale on Saturday at Backer Sports Complex.
Sophomore shortstop Shelby LeCuru hit a one-out single past the Missouri Baptist shortstop to set up Scharnhorst's decisive base hit in the second game. Senior left fielder Lindsey LeCuru would further pad William Woods' advantage with a single to center to drive in Scharnhorst and finalize the scoring.
Track and field
Westminster's Amanda Kilgore sets
pair of school records at William Jewell
LIBERTY - Junior Amanda Kilgore established school bests in the triple and long jump at the William Jewell Darrel Gourley Open on Saturday.
Kilgore's fourth-place distance of 9.49 meters in the triple jump set a new school mark, while her leap of 4.64 in the long jump, also a new program best, placed her in ninth.
Five WWU top-10 finishes highlight
day at Missouri Relays
COLUMBIA - Sophomore Gabrial Dos Santos broke his own school record in the 100-meter dash with his eighth-place showing at the Missouri Relays on Saturday on the campus of the University of Missouri.
Dos Santos clocked a time of 10.78 seconds, just 0.4 seconds under the NAIA "B' standard. Dos Santos also earned a personal best in the 200, finishing in a 13th-place time of :22.69.
Sophomore Kaleb Wilson took ninth in the 5,000 with a time of 16:19.12, the final top-10 showing for a Owls team that sent just four male competitors to the meet.
ST. LOUIS -Blue Jays freshman Scott Strough - a Fulton graduate - prevailed in No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles as Westminster topped the Griffins on the road in its SLIAC finale on Saturday at Shaw Park Tennis Center.
Strough topped Fontbonne's Kameron Thomas 6-0, 6-1, then teamed with sophomore Kyle Collins to beat Thomas and Yada Demisse 8-0 as Westminster (3-7, 3-1) won its third straight.