Strong Pitching Carries Baseball Over Mary Washington

Strong Pitching Carries Baseball Over Mary Washington

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley college men's baseball team had strong outings from Zach Stuart and Eric Willey on their way to a sweep of Mary Washington , 2-1/5-2, in Capital Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon at Bob Reed Field.

With the wins, Wesley improves to 10-7 overall and 7-2 in CAC action while Mary Washington moves to 11-10 overall and 2-5 in conference play.

The Eagles got on the board first, plating one run in the top of the second inning on an RBI groundout by Cuyler Matteson.

The Wolverines tied the score at one a piece in the bottom of the third frame on an RBI single by Trevor Mears.

In the bottom of the eighth, Cory Smith was hit by a pitch and advanced to third on a double hit down the left field line by Mears. Mears then crossed home plate on a sacrifice fly to left field by Conner Gobright. Tyler Hunter and Mears each had two base knocks in the 2-1 win.

Stuart was nothing short of magnificent, picking up his fourth win of the season. He pitched all nine innings, surrendering one run on two hits while fanning three.

In game two, the Wolverines struck first, plating three runs in the bottom of the second. Matt Domian scored Wesley's first run on a wild pitch. Domian and Hunter each had RBI's later in the inning.

In the fourth, the Wolverines pushed two more runs across the plate. With two outs, Joe Hummel singled before Eric Speidel reached on an errant throw. Hunter and Smith each had RBI base knocks before a fly ball to left ended the inning. Hunter collected two RBI's in the nightcap.

The Eagles added single tallies in the sixth and eighth innings but Willey kept the Mary Washington offense off balance preventing any chance of a comeback. Willey earned his first win, pitching all nine innings while allowing two runs on seven hits, fanning three Eagles.

The Wolverines return to the diamond on March 23rd when they host Neumann. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.