No. 4 William Carey (Miss.) bests No. 5 Bellevue (Neb.)

2023 Avista NAIA World Series – Game Three Recap

William Carey (Miss.) pulls narrow upset over the Bruins



No. 4 William Carey (Miss.) (48-9) bests No. 5 Bellevue (Neb.) (48-9), 6-4 | Box Score

  • William Carey advances to Game 12 on Monday at 8:35 p.m. CT
  • Bellevue will play in Game 6 (elimination) on Saturday at 1:35 p.m. CT



  • The Crusaders and Bruins played for the fourth time and first since the 2009 season; With today’s WCU win the all-time series record is tied 2-2
  • William Carey jumped out to a hot start, scoring a pair of runs off a double by Rigoberto Hernandez
  • On the same play, Patrick Lee attempted to score from first base, but was thrown out at the plate by BU’s Drew Staley
  • Over the next three and a half innings, the defense of both sides revealed its prowess with a combined three hits and five runners left on the base paths
  • WCU took advantage of a two out, bases loaded situation with a double by Hernandez to bring it to a 4-0 count
  • The Bruins began to chip away at the deficit, clawing back one run in the top of the seventh on a RBI single off the bat of Tradd Richardson which scored Anthony Lind
  • Bellevue continued the pressure as they tied the contest 4-4 off a three run jack from Mathieu Sirois, bringing Nick Grade and Logan Grant home
  • William Carey wasted little time in countering the offense of the Bruins as RJ Stinson doubled to center for the game winning run before Jake Lycette added another insurance run
  • Hernandez was an offensive machine going 3-4 with four RBI while Stinson and Bobby Lada both had a pair of hits
  • WCU starter Andrew Shirah went 7.0 inning, striking out four and walking five; Preston Ratliff (W, 5-3) earned the win for finishing off the last four outs for the team
  • The five hits from the Bruins were all recorded by separate batters
  • Reliever Kenji Miller (L, 2-1) was given the decision off his 1.1 innings of work





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