Walnut Ridge, Ark. – The Williams Baptist College baseball team finished the regular season against Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis last weekend. The Hornets swept the series, winning by finals of 17-5 on Friday and 5-4, 12-7 on Saturday.
Senior Kendall Fay (SR/Piedmont, Mo.) led the offensive attack in game one by finishing 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored. Seth Hart (FR/Hoxie, Ark. ) added a 2-for-4 day with a solo homerun and an RBI. Nick Scott (FR/Jacksonville, Fla. ) rounded out the action with a 1-for-3 day at the plate and a run scored. Cogan Ford (JR/Bono, Ark) also belted his second home run of the season in the game.
In game two, WBC held a 3-0 lead after four innings, but HSSU was able to rally to score in the fifth and six innings to push out to a 5-3 lead. Williams mounted a comeback in the seventh inning, but fell short in the 5-4 loss. Fay finished 2-for-2 with a double. Jon Coburn (SO/Bells, Tenn. ) went 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs and Dylan Clark (SO/Bono, Ark. ) added a 1-for-2 day with a RBI.
Starter Paul Keen (JR/McCrory, Ark.) threw four innings, surrendering only three hits, two earned runs and four walks. He also managed six strikeouts. Dylan Disotell (SO/Junction City, Ark.) suffered the loss in relief of Keen.
In game three, WBC brought the power to the offensive attack, belting three home runs in the contest. Ford finished 2-for-2 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs. Jim Manney (SR/Little Rock, Ark.) finished 1-for-5 with his third home run of the season in his final collegiate game. Fay continued to rack up the hits for the series, finishing 2-for-4 with a double, stolen base, run scored and an RBI. He finished 6-9 for the weekend. Mitchell Dennis (SR/Neeleyville, Mo.) contributed with a 1-for-3 day, which included a stolen base and run scored.
Taylor Wilson (SR/Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) suffered the loss in game three, throwing 3.2 innings, surrendering five hits and five earned runs, while adding a single strikeout in his final game.