No. 6 Carey wins SSAC baseball opener

No. 6 Carey wins SSAC 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)

McKENZIE, Tenn. - Hunter Speer struck out 10 batters over seven shutout innings to help No. 6 William Carey University win its Southern States Athletic Conference baseball opener 2-1 Friday night over Bethel University.

First baseman David Pimentel's two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning gave the Crusaders (15-3, 1-0 SSAC) all the runs it would need.

Dylan Spiers pitched the final two innings, allowing a run in the ninth inning on a double-play grounder. But Spiers got the final out with a strikeout to earn the save.

The teams were to finish the three-game series with a Saturday doubleheader.

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