Walnut Ridge, Ark. – The Williams Baptist College baseball team played its fourth conference series against Mid-Continent University this past weekend. Mid-Continent was able to sweep the series, winning by scores of 7-5 on Friday, and 6-2 and 17-9 on Saturday.
In game one, Kendall Fay went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Jim Manney finished with a 2-for-5 performance and an RBI of his own. Spencer Theilemier also contributed with a 1-for-3 performance with two runs scored.
Fay blasted a solo HR in game two, finishing 1-for-1, with a stolen base and scored both runs for WBC. Paul Keen took the loss on the mound, going six innings, and surrendering five earned runs while striking out eight.
Game three was an offensive explosion for both teams, as the Cougars and Eagles picked up 18 hits, respectively. Fay and Kagen Brown, led the way for Williams by posting 4-for-5 performances, each. Fay also had an RBI and two stolen bases in the game. Brown posted a pair of RBIs and had a stolen base in his best offensive performance of the season.
Cogan Ford and Blake Coffman put up 2-for-5s of their own. Michael Ludwig finished 2-for-3 and Seth Hart finished 2-for-2 with a RBI. Daniel Rodriguez took the loss on the mound, pitching 5.2 innings, surrendering only three earned runs, while striking out two batters.
WBC is now 5-18 on the season and 0-11 in the American Midwest Conference. The Eagles travel to Springfield, Ill., on Friday to take on the Bulldogs of Springfield-Benedictine University for a conference set. Friday's first pitch is scheduled to take place at 3 p.m., in Springfield.