DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Baseball team fell in a mid-week matinee to the Misericordia University Cougars, falling 7-3.
Andrew Weaver tossed 5.1 innings on Tuesday evening, allowing three earned runs on six hits. The junior had three strikeouts but took the loss on the day. Collin Miller tossed 1.1 innings of relief and Alex Marrs finished out the game for Wesley, tossing 2.1 scoreless, hitless innings and striking out three.
Andrew Weaver mowed through the Cougars' lineup for the first four innings, holding MU scoreless over that span. In the fifth, Misericordia strung together a few hits and capitalized on a costly error to take a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Joseph Hummel led off with a mammoth blast over the left field fence to put the Wolverines on the board.
After the Cougars put up another three runs in the sixth, Wesley answered with two in the bottom of the inning. Mike Calvarese started the rally with a single, followed by a Ron Morello hit, a Hummel walk, and a two-run single from Cody Dmiterchik back through the middle. Misericordia scored once more in the seventh before Marrs entered and held them scoreless the rest of the way.
Wesley threatened on several occasions, moving runners into scoring position in the ninth, but couldn't plate any more runs to cut into the deficit, falling 7-3.
The Wolverines move to 8-6 on the season and will travel to Salisbury on Wednesday for a crucial Capital Athletic Conference contest against the Sea Gulls.