UWA baseball gets shut out by William Carey

Published 9:06 am Thursday, February 28, 2013

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – William Carey shutout West Alabama for the first time this season to win 8-0 at Milton Wheeler Field on Wednesday.

“I thought the first half of the game we hung in there and pitched well,” said UWA head coach Gary Rundles.

“But as the game went on we lost our intensity and fire. When we got behind we seemed to rollovewr and quit. There are still a lot of things we have got to work on and get corrected.

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The loss drops West Alabama to 4-11 on the season as well as its second straight loss. William Carey builds to a three game win streak and improves to 11-6.

Crusader’s starting pitcher J.D. Little picked up his second win and remains undefeated. Little gave up only five hits through seven innings and claimed four strikeouts. West Alabama starting pitcher Zach Parks falls to 1-1 on the mound after giving up the game winning run in the bottom of the second. Parks pitched through two innings to give up two runs and two hits.

Cade LaBlanc tallied two runs and two RBI’s on two hits to lead the Crusaders at the plate. Josh Podoris led the Tigers with two hits in three at bats

The Tigers will now enter into Gulf South Conference action leading off with Union University. West Alabama will travel to Jackson, Tennessee to take on the Bulldogs in a three game series beginning with a double header on Saturday, March 3. First pitch for game one is set for noon.

“We have to go back to work tomorrow, and work hard,” said Rundles.

“Sometimes it comes down to where you just have to tighten up and work hard to claw yourself out of a whole and that’s where we’re at right now; we’re in a whole. The good thing is if we go up to Union and play like we’re capable of playing we’ll come home 3-0, but if we play like we did tonight we’ll start off 0-3 in the conference.”