Wesley Shows Fight in Game 3 against Stevenson

Rob Benedict
Rob Benedict

Stevenson, Md-Wesley rebounded today to take the final game of their conference series at Stevenson 6-5.  The win improves Wesley's conference record to 5-7 and moves them into the thick of a six team scramble for second place in the CAC race. 

Zach Stewart pitched 7 2/3 innings of 6 hit ball to earn the win.  Rich Lober recorded a 4 out save and stranded the tying run on third base in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Stevenson jumped on top 2-0 in the home first on a double by Justin Anderson; catcher Zac Stavish followed with a 2 run homer to left.  The Wolverines took the lead for good in their half of the third inning.  Matt Robles the rally with a 10 pitch walk.  Jon Carlson plated him with a single, Sam Farnell singled, Geoff Kimmel scored Carlson with another single and Morgan Rupp contributed the fourth consecutive hit of the inning before Steve Perone scored Farnell with a sac fly. 

Wesley added another three runs in the sixth - their rally again featured four consecutive hits in the inning.  With two outs, Rob Benedict singled and Carlson drove in Robles with another single.  Farnell drove in Benedit with a single and Carlson scored on a Kimmel double into the left field corner.

Stevenson added single runs in the sixth and eighth to trail 6-4 starting the ninth inning.  Heath Johnson reached on a fielding error and scored on Thomas Goulian's double to deep right center.  Lober retired Josh Morris to preserve the win.

The Wolverines rerturn to action this Tuesday April 3 with a 3:30 game against nationally ranked Rowan.  Their week concludes with a big conference series with Mary Washington - single game Friday and a double header on Saturday.