COLLEGE CITY, AR (KAIT) - The Williams Baptist College Eagles wrapped up their regular season on Wednesday with a senior day doubleheader with Crowley's Ridge College on Wednesday.
The Eagles and Pioneers split the doubleheader with CRC winning game one and WBC winning the second game of the set. Williams Baptist was missing several players because of finals for the college running at the same time as the game.
Crowley's Ridge came out of the gate swinging, plating two runs in the top of the first to take a 2-0 lead. Williams Baptist would respond with a run of their own in the bottom half to cut the lead down to 2-1.
The two teams would trade punches throughout the opening game but in the end CRC took the victory by the final score of 12-7.
Things went better for the Eagles in game two as Williams Baptist College forced the split of the doubleheader with a 10-6 win over the Pioneers. Williams used seven pitchers over the nine innings to seal the victory with Brennan Pugh leading the hitting attack going 3-5 with an RBI.
Now that the season is complete, Williams Baptist College now sets its sights on the schools first baseball American Midwest Conference Tournament berth in 12 seasons. "It is huge and especially with this senior class," said Williams Baptist Head Baseball Coach Frank Lee, "This is my first class as a head coach and to know what these guys have come from and persevered through to see the accomplishments, it's exciting."
One of the keys this season for WBC was the play of Braxton Rhodes, who not only performed well on the mound, but at the plate. Rhodes hit for a .348 average this season with a 3.86 ERA on the mound. "It's a confidence deal when you come into a program and you help the team out and you end up making the tournament. It's really great."
The Eagles will open up the AMC Tournament on April 30th at 11:00 am against Freed-Hardeman.