FROSTBURG, Md. – Wesley College's baseball team fell to Christopher Newport in the 2nd Round of the Capital Athletic Tournament, 18-5, on Thursday afternoon at Bob Wells Field on the campus of Frostburg St. The loss drops the Wolverines to 10-18 on the year and eliminates from the Tournament. Christopher Newport moves on with a 16-13 overall record.
The Captains never trailed, taking a 4-0 after the top of the fourth but Wesley cut the deficit in half with a pair of runs in its half of the fourth. Tyler Hunter got the rally started with a leadoff walk and advanced to third after Conner Gobright was plunked and Matt Domian drew a free pass. Mike Calvarese then grounded out to score Hunter before KeAndre Jones singled to right field, scoring Gobright.
CNU, however, got one of those runs back in the fifth off starting pitcher Sam Meck and extended the lead back to four runs with a run in the sixth off Cody Simet. Both teams went scoreless in the seventh but the Captains scored four runs on three hits off Taylor Reynolds in the eighth to take a 10-2 lead.
Once again, Wesley did not go down easily, scoring a pair of runs to cut the deficit to six runs. Ryan Saxman led off the inning with a single and later scored, along with Gobright on a single by Calvarese.
A costly error with two outs in the ninth by the Wolverines unraveled things as Christopher Newport tacked on eight runs to seal the win. Wesley was able to score one run in its final at-bat but was unable to overcome the deficit.
Saxman was the lone Wolverine with two hits while five others recorded base knocks. Calavrese had a team-high two RBIs on the day.
Meck took the loss on the mound, allowing four earned runs on six hits over 5.0 innings.
Blake Ream improved to 4-2 for the Captains, allowing four runs and seven walks in 8.0 innings.
The Wolverines travel to Lehman for a 3 pm doubleheader on Wednesday, April 22.