Baseball Takes the Game on the Road at Sewanee

Damain Benefield and RJ Cox; Photo Credit: Owls Communication
Damain Benefield and RJ Cox; Photo Credit: Owls Communication

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls baseball team will travel to Sewanee, Tenn. to take on Sewanee: The University of the South in a three-game series. The Owls, now 9-3, look to continue their nine-game winning streak as they face the 1-12 Tigers on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at Montgomery Field located on the Sewanee's campus.

The Owls will look to freshman utility player Will Peters and freshman power hitter Damain Benefield to get the offense moving in this weekend's play.

Peters, a Tallassee, Ala. native, ties with Benefield for the best batting average in The W line-up with a .429 average. The part-time pitcher has played in 11 of the 12 games for 35 at-bats, eight runs, 15 hits (one double), a .512 on-base percentage, and a .457 slugging percentage.

Benefield, a Ranburne, Ala. native, has played in nine games for 21 at-bats, seven runs, nine hits (three doubles and one homerun) for a .600 on-base percentage and a .714 slugging percentage.

On the mound, Drew Williams leads the Owls pitching staff with a 3-1 record and a 2.33 ERA. The freshman right-hander has made four appearances with three complete games and 27.0 innings pitched. He has recorded 14 strikeouts, 23 hits-against, and seven earned runs.

Peters also aids in the pitching effort with three appearances for a 2-1 record. The utility player has pitched one complete game and 14.2 innings for 21 strikeouts, six earned runs, and a 3.68 ERA.

As a team, the Owls have recorded 99 runs (two homeruns) and have maintained a .302 batting average, a .451 on-base percentage, and a .391 slugging percentage.

Sewanee has played in 13 games so far this season for 47 runs (one home run) and has maintained an overall .242 batting average, a .314 on-base percentage, and a .315 slugging percentage.

The doubleheader to kick-off the series is scheduled for Friday, March 9 at noon. Follow the live stats and video: HERE.

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