MUW baseball scores two victories on day two of USCAA Small College World Series

The Owls staved off elimination with wins over Penn State-Mont Alto and Selma University.

Posted: May 14, 2019 10:54 PM

DUBOIS, Penn. (MUW Athletics/WTVA) - The Owls baseball team proved that they were the team to watch with a 9-4 victory over Penn State University - Mont Alto and a 9-4 victory against Selma University in day two of the USCAA Small College World Series.

GAME ONE (W, 9-4)

In game one of the day, the Owls scored big in late innings to come from behind and defeat the No. 8 seeded Mont Alto.

The W broke the scoring seal early in the first with Heath Ford scoring on a single to right field from Brandon Jones.

The Lions answered with two runs in the second but the Owls tied the game after Damain Benefield doubled to right field to allow another run by Ford.

Mont Alto scored two additional runs in the fourth to pull ahead 4-2 but would not hold the lead for long.

In the fifth, The W scored four runs Leon "Trey" Petite came home on a bases-loaded walk and RJ Cox, Johndavid Birdsong, and Ford ran home on an error in right field.

The Owls added three more runs in the sixth to close out the game. Petite scored on an error, Ford scored on another double from Benefield, and Chase Norsworthy collected a run on a Jones single.

On the mound, The W sent out USCAA All-American RJ Dell. The junior from Memphis, Tenn. pitched 5.0 innings with four runs, seven hits, and three strikeouts.

Relieving Dell, Courtlan Frost pitched 2.0 innings for one strikeout and three hits against.

Benefield led the Owls at the plate with a 3-for-4 appearance including two doubles for two RBIs. Jones also collected two RBIs for The W while Ford led the Owls with four runs.

GAME TWO (W, 9-4)

Utility player Wills Peters took the mound for the second time during the Small College World Series in the Owls victory over Selma. The Tallassee, Ala. native started the game to pitch 6.0 innings for four runs, five hits, and nine strikeouts.

The Owls dominated the field with two high scoring innings.

The W racked up four runs in the first with Petite scoring the first run on a passed ball, Ford scoring on a ground out, Benefield coming home on a single by Birdsong, and Birdsong scoring on a sacrifice fly.

In the third inning, senior Prince Tolbert was credited with his second RBI of the day with a single that scored Birdsong.

The Owls extended their lead to 9-0 in the fourth when Petite doubled allowing Reese Wagner to score. It was followed by a single from Benefield to score Petite. Then, Benefield came home on an error. Birdsong came home on a wild pitch for the last run in the inning.

On the mound, Peters tired in the seven to allow four runs but John David Topik took over pitching duties to stop the bleeding and close the game with The W on top 9-4.

Birdsong had a great game offensively with a 2-for-4 appearance for one RBI and three runs. Petite also performed well with a 2-for-4 appearance including one double for one RBI and two runs.

COACH MATT WOLFE'S THOUGHTS

"I'm so proud of our guys for the fight we had. I thought this was maybe our best day of the year. We had so many guys step up and help the team win. Will Peters was outstanding today. His start was one of the best I've seen all year. We had several offensive guys step up and have big at bats. Our approach today was to survive and advance and that's what we did. I've told the guys some teams play their best when their back is against the wall. We have to come out tomorrow and keep taking it one pitch at a time. Go Owls!"

The Owls will return to action tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. CT.​

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