Peace Baseball Starts Off With A Bang

WPU baseball player ready at home plate to tag runner

The William Peace University Baseball team is off to a solid start 2017 season, adding new arms and hot bats this year to strengthen the team both defensively and offensively.
The team already swept Wake Technical Community College in a fall doubleheader, and will open the regular season Feb. 3 with a three-game series against Southern Virginia University. 
The Pacers this season have pushed the “family” slogan and focused on having a good relationship with one another both on and off the field.
“I think what we have here could be something special,” said sophomore Mikey Anerton. “We are moving in the right direction as a program and we owe it to the seniors who have been year since the beginning to send them out with a bang.” 
The Pacers seem to click more than ever this season, not only beating Wake Tech for the first time in school history but sweeping them to open up the season in the fall. The team is focused on winning and showing that the program is heading in the right direction for this  spring season.
“This is easily the best group of guys we have had in our four years here both on and off the field,” said Brian Willis. “The guys just enjoy each others company in general and being around one another.”
The team has a number of new players, including some transfers from other college programs.
Ben Brann, a junior transfer from Barton College, is a left handed pitcher who is looking to help the Pacers as a starter on the mound and give good innings for the Pacers in the starting rotation.
Another new face this season is junior Alec Alred, who transferred from Rockingham Community College. Alred is looking to play first base for the Pacers this season and contribute offensively a great deal.
The February series against Southern Virginia University starting will include a full nine-inning game and two, seven-inning games.

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