HARRISBURG, Pa. – Wesley College's baseball team dropped its final Capital Athletic Conference game at Penn State Harrisburg, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon. The Wolverines, who will be the fifth seed in the CAC Championship, will enter the double-elimination tournament with a 10-16 overall record and 8-10 in league play while the Nittany Lions now stand at 6-20 overall and 3-15 in the CAC.
KeAndre Jones gave Wesley a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with an RBI single to score Cory Smith, who had singled and stole second earlier in the frame. The lead was short-lived; however, as Penn State evened it up with a run in the second before taking a 4-1 lead with three runs in the fifth off starting pitcher Cody Simet.
Needing three runs, the Wolverines scored twice in the sixth to cut the deficit to a single run. Jones started the frame with a single and advanced to second on a one-out base knock by Conner Gobright. Joe Hummel then drove both Jones and Gobright in with a double but Wesley was unable to get any more runs during the inning.
Wesley put runners on in each of the final three innings but was unable to capitalize on its opportunities.
Smith had three of the Navy & White's ten hits while Jones and Mike Calvarese had two base knocks apiece.
Simet took the loss for Wesley despite allowing just one earned run on two hits in 5.0 innings. Andrew Weaver took the mound the final three innings and held the Nittany Lions to just two hits.
The Wolverines travel to No. 3 Salisbury for the 1st Round of the CAC Tournament on Tuesday, April 14 at 3:30 pm. Wesley will then travel to top-seeded Frostburg State for the remainder of the double elimination tournament on April 16-18.