William Carey comes up short in World Series

Published 3:10 pm Monday, June 12, 2017

William Carey put a solid year together.
Last Wednesday, the 2017 season came to an end for the Crusaders in the NAIA World Series.
William Carey tallied a 3-2 mark in the World Series and was just one win short of reaching the finals.
The ninth-seeded Crusaders began their World Series visit by defeating eight-seeded Hope International of California, 11-8, on Friday, May 26.
The next game was an 8-3 loss to top-seeded Oklahoma City the following day.
The Crusaders were one game away from being eliminated, but got past seventh-seeded Science & Arts of Oklahoma, 6-5, in comeback fashion on Monday, May 29.
The Crusaders trailed 5-2 going into the bottom of the ninth, but William Carey scored four runs in the final frame for the walk-off win.
Mt. Hermon 2015 graduate Devin Smith pitched in that game and picked up a no decision.
The Crusaders then faced sixth-seeded Missouri Baptist and were victorious, 12-3 on Tuesday, May 30.
On Wednesday, May 31, the Crusaders were defeated by fifth-seeded Lewis-Clark State of Idaho, 12-7.
Lewis-Clark State won the World Series for the third consecutive year and their 19th overall.
William Carey finished the 2017 season with a 45-20 record.
This summer, Smith will play for the Acadiana Cane Cutters, a summer collegiate baseball team in Youngsville. Youngsville is just outside of Lafayette.