BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Wesley College's baseball team was unable to preserve a three-run lead, falling at Bridgewater (Va.), 4-3, on Friday afternoon. The Wolverines fall to 10-13 on the year while the Eagles improve to 18-9-1.
Wesley was able to get on the board with two runs in the fourth inning on a two-run double by Joe Hummel. Scoring on the play was KeAndre Jones and Mike Calvarese who had back-to-back singles just prior to Hummel's opposite field shot.
Calvarese, who went 3-for-4 with two runs, and Hummel also played a hand in helping the Wolverines build a 3-0 lead with another run in the seventh. Calvarese led off the frame with a double and Hummel sacrificed him over with a bunt before Connor Bowers drove in Calvarese with a single to right center.
Pitcher Taylor Reynolds held Bridgewater scoreless on just four hits through the first six innings. Unfortunately, that all changed in the seventh as the Eagles tied the score with three runs.
Nate Weir replaced Reynolds in the eighth after the Wolverines went down in order and allowed the go-ahead run. Wesley threatened in the ninth as Jones and Calvarese delivered with back-to-back one out singles. Jones advanced to third on Calvarese's base knock.
Bridgewater then replaced its pitcher with Kyle Jones. Hummel then hit a shot to right field which was caught, and Jones attempted to score the tying run, but was thrown out at the plate for the final out of the game.
The Wolverines will have to bounce back quickly as they travel to Capital Athletic Conference rival Mary Washington for a 12 pm doubleheader on Saturday, April 11. The following afternoon they travel to Penn State Harrisburg at 2 o'clock in its final conference regular season game.