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WBC Softball Adds Four Wins


The Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles softball team won four more games this weekend.  Their record now stands at an impressive 24-5, and they are ranked 18th in the NAIA.  The wins came in a five game tournament hosted by Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.

Williams dominated game one of the tournament against the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.  The final score was 5-0.  Freshmen Shelby Anderson pitched a two-hit, complete game shutout.  

WBC was led offensively by Chelsea Sanders and Felicia Woodard.   Sanders went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and one run scored.  Woodard went 1-for-2 with an RBI, as well as a run scored.  She also swiped two bags.  

Game two was against Judson University.  Once again, WBC would get solid pitching.  This time it came from Karisa Hendrix, who threw six hitless innings before giving way to Callie Simmons to finish the seventh. Tori Henson powered the Lady Eagles with four RBIs on a 2-for-2 day at the plate.   The final score was 7-1 in favor of Williams.

Game three was the only blemish for WBC on the weekend, as it fell to host Evangel 8-0.  It was only the fourth time this season the Lady Eagles were unable to get a run across the plate.  

Next, Williams faced Rogers State University.  WBC’s bats led the way with 16 hits for a 4-2 victory.   Woodard continued her impressive weekend going 3-for-4 with two runs scored.  Also, Laura Tucker chipped in with three hits for the Lady Eagles.   

In the final game of the weekend, Williams would get another dominant pitching performance from Hendrix.  She pitched a complete game, allowing four hits and one run in the 6-1 victory.   Woodard was dominant swinging the bat once again.  She went 3-for-4 with two RBI’s and a run scored.

Hendrix picked up her 16th win of the season, moving her record to 16-3.   She leads the NAIA in wins and is second in strikeouts with 134 in 120 innings pitched.  

The Lady Eagles will not play again until Wednesday, March 28.   They will host a doubleheader against Christian Brothers University in Walnut Ridge at 2 p.m.

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