After losing the first two games of the series against Harris-Stowe State University (11-3 and 5-1), Williams Baptist University recovered to win the series finale 12-7. The Eagles record after the three-game series in St. Louis sits at 10-13 overall and 3-6 in American Midwest Conference play.
The teams entered the fifth inning of game three with the Eagles trailing 6-2. WBU, however, responded in a big way, scoring eight runs on five hits and one error to take a 10-6 advantage.
After Nick Allred reached base via error, Corbitt Cooper smacked a double to left. Next, Andrew Radcliff worked a walk to load the bases. Brady Smith got the runs going with a two-out infield single, scoring Allred. Jacob Rogers then drove in a run on a hit-by-pitch before a Trent Pobst single scored two more.
Next, Brody Ninemire worked a walk to reload the bases. Hayden Helvey, who led off the inning with a strikeout, crushed the ball in his second at-bat for a grand slam, plating four runs.
The Eagles added two more in the seventh, while HSSU scored once more.
The team managed 11 hits in the game, including four extra-base knocks.
Helvey, Pobst, Cooper and Smith all collected two hits. Helvey drove in four while scoring twice, while Pobst scored once and drove in three. Helvey and Smith each stole a base in the game.
Hunter Taylor earned the win from the mound, going six innings while his twin brother, Heath Taylor, was credited with a three-inning save. Heath Taylor did not allow a run in three innings of work.
Games 1 and 2: The first two games of the series did not go as well for Williams as they lost 11-3 in game one and 5-1 in game two.
The team finished with four hits in the opener, including a home run by Pobst. Ninemire, Luke Dibble and Smith each had singles.
In game two, Andrew Radcliff had the lone Eagles hit on a single. Jacob Jumper tossed a complete game, allowing three earned runs while striking out seven.
The Eagles host a weekend series against William Woods University on Friday and Saturday. The teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday followed by a single game on Saturday at noon.