CHESTERTOWN, Md. - The Wesley College Baseball team held a 7-1 lead entering the fifth inning, but couldn't hold on as the Washington College Shoremen earned a 14-10 win over the Wolverines in Chestertown on Tuesday.
Ron Morello, Joseph Hummel, and Eric Willey each had two hits as the 6-7-8 hitters combined to go 6-for-13 with six runs scored, four RBI, and a double in the loss. Alex Marrs got the start, going five innings. The sophomore recorded three strikeouts and gave up seven runs, but only four earned. Nate Weir tossed an inning and took the loss while Collin Miller threw two innings to close out the game.
Wesley struck first, scoring a pair of runs in the top of the second inning. Morello came around to score on a Hummel double, and then the first baseman was brought in on an Eric Willey RBI single, making it 2-0.
After Washington College scored one in the third, Wesley added five runs to their lead in the top of the fourth. The Wolverines used six hits to plate five runs in the frame. Mike Calvarese led off the rally with a single and moved to second on a perfectly placed bunt single from Morello. After Hummel sacrificed the runners over Willey came through with a two-run single. Cody Dmiterchik followed with an RBI single before an Eric Speidel double made it second and third. After KeAndre Jones was hit by a pitch, Trevor Mears drove in a run on a sac fly and Christopher Seibert ripped an RBI single to right, making it 7-1.
The Shoremen tied it it the bottom of the fifth with six runs on four hits and a Wesley error and took a 9-7 lead in the sixth with a pair of runs on three hits. Wesley plated one run in the top of the seventh when Calvarese led off by wearing a pitch and Morello moved him into scoring position on a single. Three batters later, Calvarese scored on an error by the Washington shortstop, making it 9-8.
A four-run seventh for the Shoremen gave them a 13-8 lead, and another run in the eighth made it 14-8. Wesley attempted to mount a comeback in the ninth. A Morello walk, a Hummel single, and a Shoremen error loaded the bases with no outs for the Navy and White. A pair of productive outs from Dmiterchik and Eric Speidel made it 14-10, but that was all the offense the Wolverines could muster as their comeback came up short.
The Wolverines move to 9-9 on the season and will return to action on Wednesday when they play host to Penn State Harrisburg in a Capital Athletic Conference matchup. The Wolverines will seek revenge on the Shoremen on Thursday when they host Washington College for the second game of their series.