Westwood Baseball Falls to MTCS on Friday

Brady Nugent of Westwood baseball

The Westwood baseball team welcomed Middle Tennessee Christian to Looney Riddle Field on Friday night.  Despite a furious 7th inning rally, the Rockets dropped the conference contest to the Cougars.  Westwood fell by a final score of 12 to 8.

Westwood matched MTCS score for score through 4 innings.  The visiting Cougars added 3 runs in each of the last 3 innings to build a 12 to 5 lead going into the bottom of the 7th.  The Rockets were able to push 3 runs across in the 7th on RBIs from Trent Thompson and Connor Smith before MTCS shut down the rally.  Thompson, Brady Nugent and Luke Beachboard all finished with 2 hits.

Westwood returns to the diamond on Monday when Fayetteville comes to Manchester.  First pitch is set for 6 PM at Fred Deadman Park.