William Woods baseball rally for five runs in ninth to defeat C-SC on walk-off

William Woods' Ryan Camerer swings at a pitch against Culver-Stockton Wednesday at Backer Sports Complex in Fulton. (Courtesy/WWU Athletics)
William Woods' Ryan Camerer swings at a pitch against Culver-Stockton Wednesday at Backer Sports Complex in Fulton. (Courtesy/WWU Athletics)

FULTON -- The William Woods University baseball team used a two-out, five-run rally in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Culver-Stockton College on a walk-off Wednesday afternoon, 9-8. The Owls improve to 11-8 on the season.

Up next

The Owls begin conference play with a three-game series at Harris-Stowe State University starting Friday. The doubleheader begins at noon. The single, nine-inning game will start at 1 p.m. Saturday.

How it happened

The Owls had a two-out, five-run rally in the bottom of the ninth for the comeback win.

Kamron Morriss hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to score Tyler Horton and cut the game to 8-5.

Zach Krause followed with a two-RBI double down the left field line to score Ian Hickman and Isaiah Gibbs and cut the game to one, 8-7.

Alex Wimer stepped to the plate as a pinch hitter and hit a two-RBI single up the middle for the walk-off win. Bryson Matthews and Mason Silverwood crossed home plate on the play.

C-SC's Alex Harbin led off the second with a home run over the center field fence to go up 1-0. It added a second run in the inning on an RBI single.

C-SC added three more in the third on Dax Flowerree's three-run homer.

The Owls scored four in the bottom of the third to cut the game to 5-4 -- Gibbs hit a two-RBI single, and Blain Tuepker hit a two-run home run.

C-SC added a solo home run from Jordan Scott in the top of the sixth and two unearned runs in the eighth to take an 8-4 lead.

Pitching: Carson Prescott (1-0) was credited with the win. He pitched the final inning and struck out two of the four batters faced. Ian O'Malley started on the mound and pitched 2 2/3 innings. Wyatt Fischer pitched 2 1/3 innings, Logan Blumhagen pitched two, and Andrew Fyffe pitched one. The Owls' pitching staff struck out 11 total.