Owls Split Series at Christian Brothers
MEMPHIS -- The William Woods University baseball team picked up a split in its season-opening doubleheader at Christian Brothers University on Sunday. WWU fell by a 2-3 margin in the opening game of the three-game series before picking up a 5-3 win in the nightcap. Jacob Harrison led the way for the Owls with two RBI and three hits in eight at-bats.
The Owls jumped out to a two-run lead in the top of the first, but Christian Brothers was able to answer with a three-run third inning and hold on for the win. Robbie McMorris went 2.2 innings in the loss.
In the second game, WWU opened the scoring with two in the top of the second. The Bucs pushed across runs in the bottom of the second and third to tie the game at 2-2. Each team tallied in its half of the fourth, but the Owls were able to score in both the sixth and seventh innings to earn the first win of the campaign. Kyle Burns pitched 2.1 innings of shutout ball to pick up the win, with Matt Thomas recording the save with 1.2 innings of relief.
With wintry weather in the forecast for Memphis, the third game of the series between William Woods University and Christian Brothers University has been canceled and will not be made up. The Owls are scheduled to open up the home slate on Friday, hosting Ashland University in a four-game set. Friday's game is set for a 3 P.M. start, with a 1 P.M. doubleheader on Saturday followed by a noon game on Sunday.