DOVER, DEL. – The Wesley College baseball team dropped a pair of games, 3-2, 3-1, to Bridgewater (Va.) at Bob Reed Field Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines finish their season at 17-19 while the Eagles move to 33-12.
In game one, Bridgewater scored a single tally in the second inning on an RBI fielder's choice by Cal Clyde. In the top of the sixth, Clyde struck again, this time plating two runs on a single up the middle.
The Wolverines got two back in the bottom half of the sixth. Eric Speidel led the inning off with a single before moving to second on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Hunter. Cory Smith singled to plate Speidel before Conner Gobright who had an RBI groundout that scored Trevor Mears who singled earlier in the inning.
Despite outhitting the Eagles, 9-8, Wesley was unable to push another run across the plate. Speidel and Mears each had two hits while Gobright led all hitters with a 3-for-4 day at the plate. Zach Stuart garnered the loss, scattering eight hits and three runs in six innings of work. Rob Mills worked two scoreless innings of relief before Andrew Cooper worked a perfect top of the ninth. It was Cooper's 67th career appearance placing him first all-time at Wesley in appearances made by a pitcher.
In game two, Bridgewater struck first scoring a run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the second. Wesley got that run back in the fourth when Speidel singled home Stan Zulkowski who walked earlier in the inning. In the fifth, the Eagles plated two runs off two hits and an error.
Speidel led all Wolverines with a pair of hits and an RBI. Eric Willey took the loss, allowing five hits and two earned runs in eight innings of work. Shane Yost, who got the nod in game two, pitched a perfect first inning.
Prior to today's games, Wesley honored their four seniors who played in their final collegiate games. The seniors are Adam Darling, Yost, Stuart, and Cooper.