William Woods opened up its home schedule in a resounding fashion, sweeping the Benedictine-University Sprinfield Lady Bulldogs in an American Midwest Conference doubleheader on Friday afternoon.
Senior Becca Schemmer threw her sixth complete game of the year as the Lady Owls blasted the Lady Bulldogs 14-1 in five innings in the day's second game. Schemmer (4-4) allowed an unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out two.
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The Owls were just 5-for-20 with runners on base in an AMC home loss to the No. 25 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) Lions on Friday afternoon.
The Lions took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on left fielder Lincoln Lakoff's single off William Woods' senior starter Dane Smith. The Owls evened the game in the bottom of the inning on senior designated hitter Matt Thomas' single that scored junior center fielder Cody Stewart.
Both teams went scoreless in the second, but Freed-Hardeman responded with three runs in the third to take the advantage back. Shortstop Cole Veazey roped a two-run single off of Smith while designated hitter Storm Bates singled up the middle a few batters later.
Freed-Hardman scored one more in the fifth on a passed ball at home plate to put them out front 5-1.
Owls' Burgess, Nutt earn postseason AMC accolades
William Woods senior guards Blake Burgess and Jonathon Nutt earned third team and honorable mention all-AMC honors, respectively after the conclusion of the conference postseason tournament on Tuesday night. Both players were first-time honorees.
"I was glad to see that Jonathon (Nutt) and Blake (Burgess) were recognized for their performances this year by the other coaches," Owls head coach Nick Totta said.