Owls Baseball Splits First Road Doubleheader, 3-2 and 3-1

Owls Baseball Splits First Road Doubleheader, 3-2 and 3-1

MARIETTA, Ga. - The Owls baseball team split day one in the College Bash Tournament on Tuesday, March 10. The W grabbed one and dropped one, defeating 3-1 in game one against Trinity College but falling 3-2 in game two against Aquinas College.

GAME ONE (W, 3-1)
In the efforts, the Owls exceeds the Eagles with hits 8-4, the Owls completed the game with a victory 3-1.

The W started on top leading Trinity Baptist 3-1 at the end of five. The Eagles attempted to rally for a comeback but was unsuccessful and ended the game with the Owls taking the victory.

Courtlan Frost grabbed his second win of the season on the mound. He pitched for 7.0 innings with seven strikeouts, four hits, and four walks, while allowing one run.  

Contributing to the Owls victory were Leon "Trey" Petite, Heath Ford, and Hunter Harper.

Ford had a perfect 3-for-3 appearance with one RBI. Others contributing with one RBI each were Damain Benefield and Blake Estabrook.

GAME TWO (L, 3-2)

The Owls struggled to keep the ball going in game two, finding themselves behind 3-2 after five innings. The W continued to battle to cut down Aquinas College lead but they were not successful.

Owls power hitters Petite and Ford who led the team with one run each and Ford with one RBI.

At the plate, Logan Suggs pitched 4.0 innings for three two runs, one homered, three hits against, five walks, and four strikeouts.

Luke Hobson followed with 0.2 innings pitched for one run and two hits against taking the loss on the mound.

Carson Forrester finished the top of the fifth and closed out the game for the Owls. He pitched 2.1 innings for one hit against, one walk, and three strikeouts. 

Coach Wolf's Thoughts

 "These were two really well pitched and defensive games today by each of the three teams. Our guys competed hard in game 1 but we couldn't quite get over the hump. In game 2, we jumped on them early with a home run by Heath Ford. Courtlan Frost and Brady Jones were awesome on the mound, and our defense was awesome. It was good to win a low scoring game early in the year." 

The Owls will continue the tournament Wednesday, March 11 to face Aquinas College and Trinity College in another match up. The first pitch of the doubleheader matchup is set for 10 a.m.