Baseball Splits Doubleheader at St. Mary's

Jon Carlson
Jon Carlson

ST MARY'S, Md. - Wesley College' baseball team won the second game of a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader at St. Mary's (Md.) on Saturday afternoon at the Hawk Nest.  The Wolverines dropped the first game, 2-0, and are now 11-4 overall and 2-3 in the CAC.  The Seahawks move to 12-5 and 5-3 in league play.

After failing to score in the first game, Wesley was quick to remedy that and scored two runs in the first.  Rob Benedict and Jon Carlson led off the inning with back-to-back singles and both runners moved into scoring position as Carlson stole second.  Geoff Kimmel then delivered with an RBI single through the right side to score Benedict and Morgan Rupp reached on a fielder's choice to score Carlson.

The two runs were all Jordan Lozzi (4-1) would need as he allowed just one earned run on four hits in seven innings while striking out five. The southpaw from Forest Hill, Md., got stronger as the game went on and retired the final seven batters he faced.

Wanting some extra insurance, Wesley also tacked on two runs in the third and sixth innings. Back-to-back doubles by Kimmel and Rupp to start the third scored Kimmel and Rupp later scored after stealing third and coming home as the throw to third was wild.

Bryan Reshetar and Benedict scored for the Wolverines in the sixth after reaching on hits earlier in the inning.

Benedict led Wesley with three hits and two runs in the second game. Carlson, Kimmel, Rupp and Matt Robles also had a pair of hits in the game while Rupp drove in two.

In game one, the Wolverines failed to capitalize with runners in scoring position as the Navy & White left nine runners on base.  Wesley left the bases loaded in the first and had the tying run in scoring position in the seventh.

DJ Keckler (4-1) pitched well in the complete game allowing just one earned run on five hits in the complete game.  

The Wolverines, led by two hits by Carlson, outhit the Seahawks, 6-5 in the opener.

Wesley will look to get the series win as the same two teams square off in a nine-inning single game at 1 pm on March 18.