Baseball Edged By Randolph-Macon

Rob Benedict
Rob Benedict

DOVER, Del. - Despite outhitting the opposition, Wesley College's baseball team fell to Randolph-Macon College, 8-7 on Thursday afternoon at Bob Reed Field.  The Wolverines are now 13-5 on the season while the Yellow Jackets improve to 9-10-1.

Wesley held a 3-2 lead after two innings but the Yellow Jackets scored four in the fourth to take their first lead of the game at 6-3.  The Wolverines cut that deficit to 6-5 with two runs of their own in the fifth but were unable to get over the hump.

After the Wolverines stranded two runners in scoring position in the eighth, the Yellow Jackets had the momentum and scored two insurance runs in the top of the ninth.

The extra runs proved to be huge as Wesley got the tying run to the plate after scoring a pair of runs thanks to a pair of walks and three wild pitches.  Unfortunately, the Wolverines were unable to get the equalizer as they dropped just their second non-conference game of the season.

Rob Benedict had three of Wesley's 12 hits and also stole a pair of bases.  Morgan Rupp also had a pair of hits and four stolen bases while Bryan Reshetar went 2-4 with a steal.

Jeff Cochran received the loss after allowing four earned runs on five hits in 3.2 innings of work.  Zach Stuart and Jordan Lozzi then combined to allow just one hit over the next 3.1 innings.  Andrew Cooper pitched the final two innings and allowed a pair of runs.

York (Pa.) comes to Dover tomorrow for a 3:30 single-game, the first of a three-game series with the Capital Athletic Conference rival. Saturday's doubleheader is scheduled for 1 pm.