COLUMBUS, Miss.– The Owls baseball team dominated Robert Morris – Peoria in a doubleheader on Friday, April 5. The W defeated the Eagles 5-1 in the first game and followed with a 5-1 victory in the second.
Game One (W, 5-1)
Collecting his fifth victory of the season, junior pitcher RJ Dell was credited with the win on the mound. The Memphis, Tenn. native pitched 7.0 innings for five strikeouts, three hits against, and one run.
At the plate, Leon "Trey" Petite led his team with a 2-for-1 appearance for two RBIs and one run. Contributing to the Owls win with one run each were Heath Ford, Brandon Jones, RJ Cox, and Prince Tolbert.
Game Two (W, 5-1)
Junior right-hander Will Peters grabbed his first win of the season on the mound in the second game of the day. The Tallassee, Ala. native pitched 5.2 innings for seven strikeouts, one run, three hits, and five walks.
Entering the game in the sixth inning for the Owls was Brandon, Miss. native, John David Topik. The right-hander pitcher pitched 1.5 innings for two strikeouts.
At the plate, sophomore infielder Brandon Jones led his team with a perfect 2-for-2 appearance for two RBIs, while Johndavid Birdsong led the team in scoring for three runs. Other Owls standouts were Leon "Trey" Petite and Reese Wagner with one run each.
In the outing, the Owls tallied six hits for 5 runs.
Coach Wolfe's Thoughts
"[I am] proud of the way the guys played today. Offensively we couldn't get much going but found a way to score the runs needed to win both games. Defense in both games was stellar tonight along with pitching from both starters RJ Dell and Will Peters. John David Topik came in in the second game and did a really good job closing the door. Johndavid Birdsong and Brandon Jones both had great days at the plate as well."
The Owls baseball team will be back on its home field on Saturday, April 6 to host Robert Morris - Peoria. The first pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 10 a.m.