|Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) ( 24-10)||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||6||1|
|Williams Baptist College (31-10)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|Henderson, TN Morgan Stadium|
|Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)||Pitching||Williams Baptist College|
|Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)||Indv. Stats||Williams Baptist College|
|#2 Baxter, Annaka||Doubles||None|
|#8 Prince, Makenzie||Home Runs||None|
Date: May 4, 2017
Score: (RV) Freed-Hardeman University 1 vs. (24) Williams Baptist College 0
Competition: American Midwest Conference Final Four
Records: FHU (24-10) vs. WBC (31-10)
The Lady Eagles from Williams Baptist College traveled to Henderson, Tenn., for the American Midwest Conference on Thursday afternoon. They came in as the second seed and faced third seed Freed-Hardeman University in their first game at the Final Four. FHU's Makenzie Prince hit a homerun in the seventh inning to win the game 1-0.
The game was back and forth with both teams threating to score, but Lady Eagle Rylee Rogers (SR/Conyers, Ga. ) and FHU's Prince battled it out from the circle. WBC's best threat came in the sixth inning when Bailey Zini (FR/Little Rock, Ark. ) led off with a single. Erica Arguello (SO/San Antonio, Texas) pinch ran for Zini and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Madelyn Poe (JR/Beebe, Ark. ). Next Tori Johnson (FR/Clinton, Ark. ) came to the plate and bunted, but was thrown out at first. After a walk put runners on first and third with two outs, Laura Helmich (FR/Avilla, Ark. ) stepped to the plate. FHU's Makenzie Prince got out of the jam with a strikeout.
Prince then came to bat in the top of the seventh and hit a homerun over the leftfield fence on a 0-1 count.
This is the third time the teams have met this year, and all three games have been decided by one run. WBC lost the first meeting 2-1 in extra innings, before winning the second matchup 1-0. The third game lived up to the hype, but Williams dropped the game 1-0, moving into the elimination bracket at the AMC Final Four.
The Lady Eagles finished the game with two hits. Bailey Zini provided both singles, as part of a 2-for-2 day from the dish. Rylee Rogers threw a complete game, giving up one run on six hits. She struck out three batters in the contest.
Williams finds itself in a familiar position. Last year, they lost the opening game of the Final Four before reeling off four consecutive wins to take the tournament. They will now play an elimination game against Park University at 5 p.m. You can find a live free video link at www.wbceagles.com.
UPDATE: The 5 p.m., game with Park University was postponed. It will now be played on Friday, May 5, at 11 a.m.
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