MARIETTA, Ga. – The Owls baseball team continued their journey in day two of the College Bash Tournament on Wednesday, March 11. The Owls fell 7-4 on the season with losses of 10-0 against Aquinas College and 3-2 against Trinity Baptist.
GAME ONE (L, 10-0)
In game one, the Owls were unable to get the offense going while the Saints produced five runs by the end of the second.
For the first game of the day, Owls sent out junior right-hander Austin Braswell to square off on the mound against Aquinas College. Braswell pitched the first 3.2 innings for the loss. He delivered four strikeouts with five runs (one earned) and three hits against.
Kameron Ferguson took over duties on the mound in the fourth inning. He held down pitching duties for 1.1 innings with one strikeout, four runs (four earned), and three hits against.
Closing the game, John David Topik pitched the final inning for two strikeouts, three hits against and one run.
At the plate, Reese Wagner led The W with a 1-for-2 appearance.
GAME TWO (L, 3-2)
The Owls baseball team fought hard as they competed against Trinity Baptist. Both teams went scoreless in inning one but a series of hits throughout the innings five and six allowed the Eagles to gain the win over The W.
The Owls scored their first run in the bottom of the second. Leon "Trey" Petite singled to allow Courtlan Frost to score. Following in the third inning was one run by Damain Benefield and Hunter Harper dared a sacrifice fly to right field.
The Eagles answered the Owls runs in the top of the fifth with two runs of their own to tie the game 2-2. In the sixth inning, Trinity scored one more run to advance their lead to 3-2.
The Owls kept battling but were unable to score in the final innings.
Petite and Harper each grabbed one RBI.
The Owls will be back in action on Monday, March 16 when they travel to Rust College for a doubleheader. The first pitch is set for 12:00 p.m.