DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Baseball team fell in both games of a doubleheader against Oswego State, dropping game one 13-9 before falling in game two 10-5.
Chris Seibert, Joseph Hummel, and Eric Speidel each had four hits on the day. Seibert provided the Wolverines biggest blast in the two games, drilling a three-run home run in the first inning of the second game. Eric Willey took the loss in the first game, tossing 4.2 innings before being relieved by Cody Simet. Simet tossing 2.1 innings, allowing a pair of runs on two hits. In game two, Sam Meck got the start allowing four earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched. Connor Springsteen tossed the final 2.1 innings, allowing five runs.
After allowing a run in the top of the first, Wesley scored twice in bottom of the inning without recording a hit. The Wolverines capitalized on a pair of Laker errors that allowed Speidel and Trey Mears to score, giving them a 2-1 lead. Oswego plated five in the second, but Wesley responded with an RBI single from Cody Dmiterchik to plate Ron Morello, making it 6-3. In the bottom of the fourth Wesley cut into the lead with a huge three-run double by Joseph Hummel. The big hit cut the Oswego lead to just one, but that was as close as the Wolverines would come to finishing their comeback. The Lakers outscored Wesley 6-3 the rest of the way to earn the 13-9 victory in game one.
In game two, the Wolverines jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Seibert launched a pitch into the parking lot beyond the right field fence, bringing home Speidel and Dre Jones. After a Laker run, the Wolverines added another in the fourth on a sacrifice fly to deep right by Dre Jones. The productive out gave Wesley a 4-1 lead entering the fifth inning. From that point, the Lakers' offense woke up, scoring nine runs in the final three innings to take the 10-4 lead. The Wolverines plated a run on an Oswego error in the seventh but it wasn't enough as the Lakers earned the 10-5 win.
Wesley moves to 6-4 on the season and will begin conference play on March 9 when they travel to St. Mary's College for their Capital Athletic Conference opener.