Wesley Offense Explodes to Sweep Doubleheader over CCNY

Wesley Offense Explodes to Sweep Doubleheader over CCNY

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Baseball team brought the bats on Sunday, recording 25 runs on 26 hits in the two games combined. The squad swept City College of New York in a doubleheader, winning 11-2 and 14-0 at Bob Reed Field.

Ron Morello finished with four hits in five at-bats, driving in five runs in the two games combined. Eight of Wesley's nine hitters in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit on the day, while seven of them had three hits or more. Wesley received a six-inning outing from Eric Willey in the first game, allowing just two earned runs while striking out six for the win. Sam Meck tossed five shutout innings for the win in game two, striking out three. Alex Marrs, Collin Miller, and Matthew Horton each tossed a scoreless inning of relief.

Wesley fell behind in the top of the first inning of game one. The squad allowed a quick run to the Beavers, but responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. Trevor Mears cracked an RBI single, stole second and third, and came home on a Christopher Seibert groundout. Wesley added two more runs in the third and doubled their total with four runs in the bottom of the fourth. Eric Speidel came through with the big hit in the fourth, driving home two with a single to right. The squad added another run in the fifth on a Morello sacrifice fly.

After a CCNY run, Wesley added two more in the bottom of the sixth with RBI singles from Trey Obermire and Cody Dmiterchik. Miller closed out the game with a scoreless inning of relief, striking out the final hitter he faced.

In game two, the Wolverines were in a pitcher's duel for the first three innings. Sam Meck had allowed no runs on one hit while the Wesley offense had generated only one run on a Morello RBI double. That changed in the bottom of the fourth though, as the Wolverines hung a ten-spot on the Beavers, sending 15 batters to the plate and getting 10 hits in the frame. Morello's second double of the game plated three Wolverines and was followed by a parade of Navy and White crossing the plate. Once the dust settled, Wesley led 11-0. Wesley added a pair of runs in the fifth and one more in the sixth to earn the 14-0 victory.

The Wolverines finish a 4-0 weekend with a 6-2 season record. The team will take on Valley Forge on Saturday, March 5 in another non-conference doubleheader.