WBC Eagles Baseball drops road series to HLGU

From Williams Baptist College

The Williams Baptist College Eagles baseball team traveled to Hannibal, Mo., to face American Midwest Conference foe Hannibal-LaGrange University in a four game series over the weekend.  HLGU came away with a series sweep, winning 5-0, 14-3, 4-3, and 6-3.

Drew Tullos pitched well for the Eagles in game one Friday, throwing a complete game and allowing only one earned run on eight hits.  However, defensive errors cost WBC as the Trojans were able to score four unearned runs.  Dylan Clark and Jim Manney provided the offense for Williams, collecting a single apiece.

The Eagles offense came to life in game two, but a ten-run third inning for the Trojans was too much for WBC to overcome.  Tyler Williams went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI for Williams and Manney had two hits, including a double with a run scored and RBI.

Williams would hold a 3-2 advantage for five innings Saturday in game three, but Hannibal was able to score two runs in the sixth to nip the Eagles 4-3.  Cody Stause pitched a complete game for WBC, allowing four runs on seven hits.

The Eagles collected seven hits in game four but were only able to get three runs across the plate.  Once again, Manney and Tyler Williams provided the offense, combining to go 4-for-8 with an RBI and run scored.

WBC's record sits at 8-21 overall and 3-6 in the AMC.  Williams will jump out of conference for a single game on Tuesday, March 26, against Christian Brothers University.  The game will be played at Shell Field at 1 p.m.

Following that, the Eagles will jump back into AMC play when they travel to Batesville, Ark., to play a four game series with Lyon College.  There will be two games on Friday, March 29, beginning at noon and two games on Saturday, March 30, beginning at noon.