Baseball Splits Sloppy Twinbill With York (Pa.)

Baseball Splits Sloppy Twinbill With York (Pa.)

DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's baseball team split a waterlogged Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader with York (Pa.) on Saturday afternoon at Bob Reed Field.  The Wolverines (14-7, 4-5 CAC) dropped the opener, 9-8 before winning game two, 10-9, in nine innings.

After taking an early 5-0 lead after two innings in game two, Wesley allowed five runs over the next three innings before retaking an 8-5 lead with three runs in the fifth.

York (Pa.) then scored four in the seventh take its first lead of the game but Wesley scored a run in their half of the frame to go into extra innings for the first time all season.

The Wolverines held the Spartans (7-12, 4-5 CAC) scoreless in the eighth and ninth and scored the winning run in their final at bat.  Geoff Kimmel, who finished 4-4 with three runs and an RBI in the second game, started the frame off with a single.  After Morgan Rupp walked, Bryan Reshetar reached on an error by the catcher which allowed Kimmel to score all the way from second to give Wesley the victory. 

Wesley, who outhit York, 14-9 in game two, also got multi-hit games from Rob Benedict, Jon Carlson, Sam Farnell, Reshetar and Greg McKee.  Farnell, Reshetar and McKee also drove in two runs apiece.

Mark Mattern got the win after allowing just one hit over the eighth and ninth inning.

In the opener, York got out to a 6-0 lead but Wesley rallied to take a 7-6 lead after four innings and an 8-7 advantage after five.

However, the Spartans scored a pair of runs in the sixth and the Wolverines were unable to answer to drop the series. 

Benedict had a team-high three hits in game one and also drove in a pair while McKee and Matt Robles collected a pair of base knocks.  Robles also scored twice and drove in a couple.

Andrew Cooper got credit for the loss in game two in relief of Jordan Lozzi who allowed six earned runs over five innings.  Cooper allowed both runs in the sixth and Rich Lober retired the side in the seventh.

Non-conference action returns to Dover on Monday as the Wolverines host Maine-Presque Isle in a 3:30 pm opening pitch.