Baseball Earns Key Split with St. Mary’s

Baseball Earns Key Split with St. Mary’s

DOVER, Del. – After falling in the opener, 3-2, the Wesley College baseball team defeated St. Mary's, 8-2, in the nightcap on Saturday at Bob Reed Field.  The Wolverines move to 17-13 overall and 6-8 in the CAC while the Seahawks go to 13-20 on the year and 5-9 in league play.

Wesley took a 2-0 lead in the opener with a pair of runs in the fourth, but St. Mary's tallied one run in each of the final three innings to get the comeback victory.  Jon Carlson was hit by a pitch to start the fourth and after a Trevor Mears single; Corey Jefferson drove Carlson in with a single.  Mears advanced to third on Jefferson's base knock and scored on a wild pitch.

Rob Diamond allowed two runs over the first six innings but Andrew Cooper took the loss by allowing a run in the seventh.

Mears had another two hits in the second game while driving in three runs and Jefferson also plated three runners.

St. Mary's took the early 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the first inning but Wesley scored three times in the third and never looked back. Sam Farnell and Matt Robles both reached on errors to start the inning and Carlson sacrificed them over with a bunt.  Cory Smith was then hit by a pitch to load the bases before Mears' RBI grounder.  With the bases still loaded, Jefferson walked to bring in the tying run before a fielder's choice off the bat of Rupp scored the go-ahead run.

Jefferson drove in two more runs in the fifth, while Steve Perone hit a sacrifice fly to score Jefferson later that inning.  In the sixth, Mears hit a two-run double to score both Smith and Robles.

Eric Willey went all seven innings for the Wolverines and allowed just two runs on seven hits while striking out three.

Wesley hosts St. Mary's on Sunday, April 14, at 1 pm.  The Wolverines will honor ten seniors who will be appearing in their final games at Bob Reed Field prior to first pitch.