DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Baseball team earned a pair of wins in their home opener, downing Lebanon Valley College 5-0 in game one and 3-2 in game two of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Bob Reed Field.
Christopher Seibert went 5-for-6 from the plate in the two games combined, scoring two runs and driving in two. Cody Simet pitched a complete-game shutout in game one, allowing just one hit in seven innings of work while earning three strikeouts. In game two, Connor Springsteen got the win, tossing a complete-game four-hitter while recording eight strikeouts.
In the first game, Wesley got on the board early by scoring a pair of runs in the first. Trevor Mears ripped an RBI single and came around to score later in the inning on an error to give Wesley a 2-0 lead. The Wolverines added a run in the third on a Mike Calvarese RBI single, bringing home Seibert. In the fourth the Wolverines added a couple more insurance runs when Dre Jones knocked a two-run double down the left field line, making it 5-0.
Simet pitched a great game, keeping the Dutchmen off-balance throughout. The only hit that the Wolverines' hurler allowed came in the sixth inning. LVC's Zac Edwards lifted a one-out single to center field but was stranded at first as Simet retired the next two batters without issue.
In game two, the Wolverines allowed a pair of runs in the top of the first but Connor Springsteen settled in after that, shutting out the Dutchmen from that point on. Wesley scored one in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead in half on a Ron Morello RBI groundout. The Navy and White finished with a flurry though, scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to earn the win. With runners on first and second and two outs, Seibert singled to right field bringing home Cody Dmiterchik to tie the game. The throw to the plate sailed over the catcher's head and circled the backstop allowing Mears to score the winning run on the play as well, giving the Wolverines a 3-2 victory.
Wesley moves to 4-2 on the season and will take on CCNY in a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon.