Carey rallies late to top Georgetown College in baseball opener

Carey rallies late to top Georgetown College in baseball opener
The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Tyler Reid drove in the game-winning run as sixth-ranked William Carey University scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 4-3 victory over Georgetown College Friday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field.

Trailing 3-2, Carey's David Pimentel drew a leadoff walk. Pinch-runner Gabriel Rosado then stole second, moved to third base on a bunt and scored on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Evans to tie the game. Reid followed later in the inning with his game-winner.

The Crusaders (1-0) had taken a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning on Pimentel's double, a sacrifice bunt by Evans and Reid's RBI-single.

Two Carey errors helped Georgetown take a 3-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning, but the Crusaders pulled back within a run in the bottom of the fifth on Christian Smith's run-scoring single.

Carey's Dylan Spiers (1-0) picked up the win in relief, allowing one hit in 2 2/3 innings. Starting pitcher Connor McWilliams was solid, allowing two earned runs on four hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Reid went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Georgetown (1-1) bounced back Friday evening to even its record with a 6-3 win over Ave Maria University.

The Crusaders were scheduled to play Ave Maria (0-1) in Friday's late game, and the three teams are scheduled to continue round-robin play Saturday.

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