Hattiesburg, Miss.- William Carey University baseball will open the 2017 season tomorrow at Pete Taylor Park as they take on Cumberland University (Tenn.) at 6:00 pm.
Breaking it Down:
- Carey is ranked 23rd in the 2017 NAIA Baseball Coaches' Top 25
- Last season Carey went 40-21 and advanced to the Opening Round of the NAIA National Tournment
- At the Plate: WCU returns senior All-SSAC selection Tyler Odom (SR/Hattiesburg, Miss.). Last season, Odom .387 and drove in 53 runs. Also back for WCU is Adrian Brown (SR/McComb, Miss.), James Land (SR/Gulfport, Miss.), Tyler James (JR/Slidell, La.), and Cody Christian (SR/Satsuma, Ala.).
- On the Hill: Carey will start sophomore Devin Smith (SO/Franklinton, La.). Last season, Smith finished the year with a 6-1 record and a 3.35 ERA. WCU also returns reliever Lane Fazende (SR/Picayune, Miss.) and starter Sam Richard (SR/Jackson, Miss.).
- Last season Cumberland finished 32-27 and lost in the Mid-South Conference Championship to St. Catharine College.
How to See It:
- Live Stats:http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/Webcasts.aspx?association=10&StartGameDay=1/18/2017&EndGameDay=2/1/2017&tab=2#MBA_anchor
First Pitch is set to be thrown out at 6pm tomorrow evening.