Baseball Plays Hard but Falls to Blue Mountain

Heath Ford on first base; Photo Credit: Owls Communication
Heath Ford on first base; Photo Credit: Owls Communication

BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. - The W baseball team played a doubleheader on Tuesday, March 26, traveling to take on Blue Mountain. The Owls fell 9-5 on the season with losses of 11-5 and 10-1. 

GAME ONE (L, 11-5)

The Owls baseball team fought hard as they competed against Blue Mountain. Both teams went scoreless in inning seven but a series of hits throughout the first six innings allowed Blue Mountain to gain the win over The W.

The Owls scored their first run in the top of the fourth. Will Peters hit a fly ball to center field to allow Damain Benefield to score. Following were three more runs by Brandon Jones, RJ Cox, and Will Peters.

The Toppers answered the Owls run in the bottom of the fourth with two runs of their own to advance their lead to 9-4.

The Owls kept battling and was able to put one more run on the board in the top of the fifth by Cody Brewington.

Brandon Jones and Leon "Trey" Petite led the Owls at the plate with a 2-for-3 appearance. Jones collected with one run and Petite grabbed one RBI. Will Peters led the team in RBIs with two.

GAME TWO (L, 10-1)

In game two, the Owls were only able to score one run but delivered eight hits against the Toppers defense.

Damain Benefield singled to left field and allowed Will Peters to score in the first inning. Benefield was credited with one RBI.

RJ Cox and Leon Petite were credited with two hits on the game as Will Peters, Brandon Jones, Damain Benefield, and Johndavid Birdsong were each credited with a single each on the game.

Coach Wolfe's Thoughts

"We honestly just didn't play like ourselves today. Usually, we're a gritty hard-nosed team, and I thought we lacked that today, said Head Coach Matthew Wolfenbarger." "Credit to Blue Mountain, they took advantage of every mistake we made. At times we did a good job of getting runners on base, but we just couldn't get the big hit. I thought the one bright spot of the day was Zach Reimann. He did well in his first start. I'm excited to see how our guys respond Saturday. We have a tough group, and I think they will learn from this."

The Owls will return home Saturday, March 30th  to take on Selma University at 3:30 p.m. for a doubleheader.