HAVERFORD, Pa. – Wesley College's baseball team was edged by No. 21 Haverford College, 11-8, on Wednesday afternoon at a windy Kannerstein Field. The Wolverines fall to 13-6 while the Fords remain unbeaten at 13-0.
Despite recording an identical 11 hits on the day, Wesley committed eighth errors leading to eight unearned runs which allowed Haverford to squeak by. Wesley got two hits apiece from Jon Carlson, Adam Darling and Trevor Mears.
Trailing, 6-2, heading into the top of the fifth, the Wolverines tied the score by putting a four spot on the scoreboard. Darling started the rally with his second double of the game and scored on an RBI two-out single by Carlson. Morgan Rupp followed up with a single, advancing Carlson to third, and quickly stole second to put two runners into scoring position. Both Carlson and Rupp scored as Sam Farnell reached on an error and following a single by Corey Jefferson, Steve Perone drove in Farnell with a single to right.
Haverford responded with a run in the sixth and four more in the seventh to retake a four-run lead at 11-7. Mears hit a solo home run to left field in the eighth, his first career home run, but Wesley was unable to get any closer.
Zach Stuart got the start on the mound for the Wolverines and allowed just one earned run on four hits while striking out four to receive the no-decision. In relief, Andrew Cooper pitched the next 2.1 innings and allowed two earned on four hits while fanning three. Both of Jordan Lozzi's runs were unearned despite giving up three hits and Eric Willey pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning.
The Wolverines return to action this weekend when they head to Mary Washington for a three-game Capital Athletic Conference series with CAC-leading Mary Washington. A single game will be played on March 29 at 3:30 followed by a 1 pm doubleheader on Saturday, March 30.