COLUMBUS, Miss. – Late inning comebacks, put the Owls back in the game for a doubleheader sweep of Tougaloo College on Monday, April 1.
GAME ONE (W, 4-2)
Despite having an equal number of hits, The W was able to outlast the Bulldogs in game one for a 4-2 victory.
Tougaloo struck first in the top of innings with a run scored on a ground out and a run scored on a double to right field.
The Owls defense held strong for the remainder of the game to keep Bulldogs from scoring and closing the game with the 4-2 victory.
Zachary Reimann, a freshman left-handed pitcher, was credited with the win on the mound. The Westwego, La. native pitched the entire 7-inning game for two strikeouts, one walk, and two earned runs.
Brewington led the Owls at the plate with a 2-for-3 appearance for one RBI and one run while Benefield led the offense with a home run for 2 RBIs.
Coach Wolfe's Thoughts
"Zach Reimann really was outstanding today for us on the mound. He was getting ahead all day, and he did a great job keeping them off balance. Really proud of him, said head coach, Matthew Wolfenbarger." "Our offense wasn't at its best but we found a way to score when we needed to. Trey Petite had a huge double to get us going, and Damain Benefield's home run obviously was huge as well."
GAME TWO (4-2)
The Bulldogs broke the seal in the top of the second inning with a single for an unearned run.
The score remained 1-1 until the top of the fifth when Tougaloo grabbed the lead, scoring a run on a single to left field.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Owls racked up several runs to gain its first lead and claim the win. Will Peters came home on a sacrifice fly by RJ Cox and Prince Tolbert collected two RBIs on a single to give The W a 4-2 lead.
David Standifer improved to 3-2 on the mound, pitching six of seven innings. The sophomore from Mobile, Ala. delivered two strikeouts and tallied six hits for one earned run.
Coach Wolfe's Thoughts
"This was a great team win. Really proud of David Standifer. He made a few adjustments in his last pen, and I thought he pitched his best game of the year tonight, said head coach, Matthew Wolfenbarger." "Our offense found a way to get it done again. We had about 7 quality at-bats in a row in the 6th inning to get the lead. John David Topik did a great job coming out of the pen for us to pick up a big save. Really proud of the effort and fight from our guys."
The Owls will return to the field on Friday, April 5 when they host Robert Morris University – Peoria in doubleheader action. The first pitch is set for noon.