Hummel Cycle Leads Wolverines to Twinbill Split

Hummel Cycle Leads Wolverines to Twinbill Split

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Baseball team split a pair of Capital Athletic Conference contests against Mary Washington, winning game one 10-9 behind a Joseph Hummel cycle. The Wolverines fell 8-4 in game two.

Hummel's game one effort included a single in the third, an RBI double in the fourth, a solo home run in the sixth, and a stand-up triple in the eighth to complete the cycle. The first baseman finished 4-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. Eric Speidel and Dre Jones each blasted solo shots over the left field wall for the Wolverines on their way to a 10-9 win.

Eric Willey tossed 6.1 innings, allowing four earned runs on eight hits while striking out seven Eagles for the win. Nate Weir tossed two innings before handing the ball to Andrew Weaver. Weaver finished the game with a pair of strikeouts to earn his second save of the year. 

The Wolverines took a 3-0 lead in the third when Speidel drove in Hummel with a single, before he and Cody Dmiterchik scored on an error. Wesley added two more runs in the fourth with Ron Morello scoring on a nifty baserunning play and Hummel bashing an RBI double. Wesley added single runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh to increase their lead to 8-4. In the eighth, Hummel led off with a triple and scored on a Dmiterchik sac fly. Speidel homered on the next pitch to make it 10-4. The Wolverines needed all of their insurance runs as Mary Washington surged for five runs in the top of the ninth, but Weaver shut them down with a pair of strikeouts to end the game.

In game two, the Wolverines took a 4-3 lead with two runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the third, but couldn't manage any more offense the rest of the game. Wesley was held to just four hits in game two. Ron Morello led the team with a pair of RBI while Mike Calvarese, Eric Willey, Jones and Dmiterchik earned the Wolverines' hits.

Sam Meck earned the start going six innings and recording three strikeouts, but took the loss on the mound. Alex Marrs tossed three innings of relief, allowing just one unearned run on three hits.

Wesley moves to 9-8 on the season with a 3-3 mark in the CAC. The squad will travel to Washington College in nearby Chestertown, Md. on March 22.