HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - William Carey couldn’t escape the dramatics in its season opener on Thursday night.
The Crusaders needed extra innings to take down Missouri Baptist 7-6 and open the season 1-0.
Carey led the Spartans 5-1 in the fifth inning but relinquished its lead and found themselves trailing 6-5 headed to the eighth inning.
Senior pitcher Kyler Bayles came through with an RBI-single to score Tyler Reid and tie the game at 6-6.
WCU (1-0) hosts Ave Maria on Friday at 4 p.m.