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William Woods baseball top two ranked opponents in first half of North Region Bash

by Robby Campbell | March 5, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
Courtesy of William Woods University Athletics. (Contributed Photo)

FAYETTE -- The William Woods University baseball team finished the first half of the North Region Bash in a dominating fashion as it went 2-0 against two top-ranked opponents. The Owls opened their four-game tournament with a 9-1 win over 12th-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene University. Then, on Saturday, they blanked receiving votes Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.), 3-0.

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The Owls close out the North Region Bash hosted by Central Methodist University with two games Monday. They play Saint Xavier (Ill.) at 1 p.m. and close the tournament against 14th-ranked Central Methodist at 7 p.m.

William Woods defeat No. 12 MidAmerica Nazarene, 9-1

The Owls put up 15 hits with nine runs scored.

Tyler Horton went 4-5 from the plate with a run scored for Woods. Kamron Morriss went 3-3 at the plate with a grand slam, four RBI and two runs scored. Isiah Gibbs went 3-5 at the plate with double and two runs scored.

MNU scored its only run of the day on a wild pitch in the bottom of the first.

Pitching: Ryan Long (1-1) pitched the complete game, striking out 11 while holding the ranked team to just one hit on the day.

William Woods defeat RV Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), 3-0

The Owls put up 10 hits with three runs scored.

Morriss and Ian O'Malley went 3-3 at the plate.

O'Malley brought home Jack Niggemeier in the third inning off an RBI single to put the Owls up 1-0. Blain Tuepker hit a sacrifice fly to score Horton in the third. Niggemeier hit an RBI single to plate Alex Wimer in the sixth for the Owls' third run.

Pitching: Brock Glavey (1-2) pitched the complete game win. He struck out four and allowed just four hits and no runs.

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