The Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles honored three seniors as they played host to American Midwest Conference foe Benedictine-Springfield University on Tuesday. WBC was able to sweep the Lady Bulldogs, 8-0 and 6-3.
Fittingly, senior Karisa Hendrix threw her seventh no-hitter of the season in game one, as well as earning the save in game two. Combined she threw seven innings, allowing zero hits. It was her final regular season home doubleheader as a Lady Eagle.
Her accomplishments are numerous, including all-time leader in school history in career and single-season strikeouts, wins, no-hitters, opponent's batting average and more.
"What Karisa has done in her four years is remarkable. She has won three AMC championships. You love when your best players are your hardest workers, and Karisa is that. We will miss her, Felicia Woodard, and Kacey Rasnic dearly in years to come, but they have left a mark and their finger prints will be all over the program," said Head Coach Eric Newell
Fellow seniors Felicia Woodard and Kacey Rasnic have contributed all season. Woodard is an All-American centerfielder who holds school records in single-season batting average, hits and runs scored at WBC. She is hitting .441 this season with 13 stolen bases.
Rasnic is hitting .441 in 27 games played. She has one home run and nine RBI's.
Reigning AMC player of the week Shelby Anderson sparked the offenses in game one, going 2-for-3 with a run and one RBI. She is now hitting over .500 for the season. Shelby Upshaw hit a pinch-hit two run double in the fifth inning as well.
Mallory Siebert and Brittany Merritt sparked the offense in game two. They combined to go 7-for-8 with two doubles, two runs, and a run batted in. This was Merritt's first game back from an ankle injury.
The 5th ranked Lady Eagles improved to 32-2 overall and 12-0 in the AMC with the sweep. They will travel to Parkville, Mo., on Friday, April 12. The doubleheader will begin at 2 p.m.