Baseball Drops Doubleheader at Sewanee

Nicholas Brooks, Senior Pitcher; Photo Credit: Owls Communication
Nicholas Brooks, Senior Pitcher; Photo Credit: Owls Communication

SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Owls baseball team's nine-game winning streak came to an end at Sewanee with The W falling 12-0 and 8-1 in doubleheader action. The Owls fall to 9-5 on the season and 0-5 on the road while the Tigers improve to 3-12.

GAME ONE (L, 13-0)

The Owls were unable to get on the board against the Tigers but were able to land three hits against the Sewanee pitching staff.

Heath Ford led the Owls at the plate with a 1-for-2 appearances while Will Peters and Damain Benefield came in as a close second with three plate appearances and a single hit each.

Drew Williams collected his second loss on the mound with 4.0 innings pitched, one strikeout, and nine earned runs.

Austin Sparks entered the game in relief to pitch 2.0 innings for one strikeout and four runs (two earned).

GAME TWO (L, 8-1)

The Owls had a better outing in the second game of the day with one run, six hits, and two errors.

Lukas Murphy led the Owls offense with a 2-for-2 outing, while Peters had a 1-for-4 appearance with The W's only run.

Peters also took the mound for Owls for his second loss of the season. The freshman utility player pitched 2.2 innings for eight-hits against and seven runs (five earned).

Nicholas Brooks took the mound in the third to pitch 3.1 innings for one strikeout, one earned run, and four hits against.

COACH WOLF'S THOUGHTS

"We just mentally were not into either game today. We had some errors that allowed them to have a couple of big innings. They put it in play well and just did their job and we just couldn't get anything going or momentum. We didn't execute in all facets of the game. This is a big learning and maturing moment for our young club and I expect them to bounce back and be ready to go next weekend."

UP NEXT
The Owls will take on Sewanee in the third game of the series on Saturday, March 10 if weather permits.

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