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Baseball Eagles Go 1-2 against CSU


On a cold breezy weekend in Walnut Ridge, Ark., the Williams Baptist College baseball squad hosted the Wolves from Cardinal Stritch University.  CSU travelled from Glendale, Wis., for a three game series and left with two victories.

The weekend began with a burst as the Eagles offense exploded for 13 runs on Friday afternoon.  Eight of the runs came in the fourth inning.  The Eagles won the first game 13-3.

Senior Shawn Selph held the Wolves offense to two hits and three runs in his five innings of work from the mound.  He struck out 10 out of the 19 hitters he faced.  Sophomore pitcher John Smith finished the last two innings of the game, allowing one hit.  

Sophomore second baseman Kendall Fay led the Eagles offensively with three runs batted in on a home run, double and two singles in the game.  Junior third baseman Tyler Williams contributed by going 4-for-4 in the game with two runs scored.

In the second game, WBC fell in extra innings, 4-3.  Despite giving up a run in each of the first three innings, the Wolves did not allow a run to cross the plate after the third inning.  

Tyler Williams continued his hot series going 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored.  Paul Keen pitched three innings allowing five hits and three runs, while striking out six batters.  

The rubber match was played on Saturday morning.  CSU beat WBC 14-11 in a high scoring affair.  The Wolves scored in every inning except the fourth and eighth.  

Williams was down 14-6 entering the ninth inning, when they put together a five run rally.  Then, with the bases loaded a groundout to shortstop ended the game, while the winning run was at the plate.   

Fay and Blake Coffman combined to go six for 10 from the plate with four runs scored and two RBI’s in the final game of the series.  

Williams travels to Batesville, Ark. to battle with Lyon College on Tuesday, Feb. 21.  The doubleheader will begin at 12 p.m.  WBC returns home to face McKendree University in a three game series beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.

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