William Carey Sweeps BPC
Courtesy of BPC
Brewton-Parker College's baseball team wrapped up its series at William Carey on Friday with a doubleheader in Hattiesburg, Miss. William Carey won both games of the double header to sweep the series.
The Barons (16-22, 10-6 SSAC) dropped the series opener on Thursday to the Crusaders (24-15, 11-8 SSAC) in heartbreaking fashion as William Carey came from behind to win, 5-4.
William Carey struck first in the bottom of the second inning with two runs. The Crusaders produced two singles and a double for the early 2-0 lead. Both teams struggled to find hits up until the sixth inning of the scheduled seven-inning contest. Brewton-Parker received two free bases from a pair of errors from WCU while also connecting for a hit. The lone hit came from a leadoff single off Jackson Smith’s bat. Taz Worrell reached on a fielding error while Mauri Miller advanced to third from a throwing error. Miller then scored on a sacrifice fly out from Tony Rudolph to move the score to 2-1. The Crusaders responded in the bottom of the sixth inning with four runs on three hits and two errors from the Barons to lead 6-1. WCU held on to the lead through the top of the seventh inning and secured the first game of the doubleheader. William Carey outhit Brewton-Parker 7-1 with Smith recording the lone hit for the Barons. Rudolph was credited with an RBI for the sacrifice fly while Miller scored the lone run. Defensively, Zachary Wilson recorded seven putouts followed by Smith’s six. Ty Cook pitched for all 6.0 innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits. He struck out seven batters and walked a pair as well.
In a game that took just over six hours to complete due to a midgame rain delay, the Barons fell as the Crusaders surged late into the game to win 9-6. Bre w t o n – Pa r k e r struck first in the opening inning with two runs. Worrell led off with a double to centerfield before Matt Collins doubled down the right-field line to score Worrell. Eduardo Castillo singled to bring home Collins for the second run and the 2-0 lead. The Crusaders responded with three hits and a run in the bottom half of the inning to pull back a run behind the Barons. William Carey added two additional runs in the second inning by picking up three walked batters and a free base from a BPC throwing error for the 3-2 lead.
After a scoreless third inning, BPC produced three hits and two runs in the fourth inning to reclaim the lead, 4-3. Malik Germany and Castillo singled while Ethan Frasca doubled. William Carey swiftly scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth to recapture the lead 6-4. Brewton-Parker leveled the scoreline in the fifth inning with a pair of runs. Jacob Mantooth highlighted the inning with a two-run homer to left field. Jackson Smith and Castillo both picked up base hits as well. In the bottom of the sixth inning, William Carey connected four two hits and a run to lead 7-6. The Crusaders followed up with a pair of runs in the seventh inning to lead 9-6. The Barons struggled to produce anything with the bats for the final three innings, recording just one hit in the seventh inning. Despite the loss, BPC led WCU 10-7 in hits. Castillo led with three hits followed by Worrell with two. Worrell scored two runs while Mantooth recorded two RBIs. Rudolph produced six putouts to lead the Barons followed by Mantooth and Germany with three assists each. Chandler Koerner pitched for three innings and allowed four hits, five runs, and three earned runs. Roberto Urena threw for a total of 11 pitches and gave up a run before Mackenzie McDowell closed out the final five innings. Mc-Dowell gave up three hits and three runs. He struck out two batters and walked four in the process.
Brewton-Parker took on Thomas (Ga.) on Tuesday after presstime at home.