DOVER, Del. - Trailing by a run in the final inning the Wesley College Baseball team had the tying run in scoring position, but could not manufacture a score as they fell 3-2 to the Washington Colllege Shoremen on Thursday at Bob Reed Field.
Trevor Mears and Eric Willey each finished with a pair of hits and an RBI while Mike Calvarese went 2-for-3 from the plate with a run scored. Andrew Weaver took the loss despite not allowing an earned run.
Eric Speidel singled in the ninth and moved to second on a fielder's choice, setting the table for Trevor Mears to tie the game. Mears ripped the ball right on the screws, but directly to the Washington College shortstop, lining out to end the game.
Wesley was the first to score in the game, plating a run in the bottom of the fifth. Eric Speidel reached on a dropped third strike and moved around the basepaths to third on a pair of pitches to the backstop. Two batters later, Mears drove in Speidel with an RBI single to center, making it 1-0.
The Wolverines found themselves trailing after the Shoremen plated three runs in the top of the sixth. The Shoremen loaded the bases on two walks and an error. Andrew Weaver forced the next batter into a 6-4-3 double play, but Washington College plated a run on the play. The visitors scored two more on two out RBI singles, making it 3-1 before Weaver could work out of the jam.
The Navy and White answered with a run in the bottom of the frame. Mike Calvarese led off by reaching on an error and moved around to third on a pair of fielder's choice groundouts. Eric Willey drove home Calvarese with a well-placed single down the third base line, making it 3-2.
The Wolverines threatened in the eighth and ninth with the tying run reaching scoring position in each frame, but couldn't come through with the timely hit in either situation and fell to the Shoremen for the second time in three days.
Wesley moves to 9-11 on the season and will return to action on Saturday, March 26 when they travel to Frostburg State University for a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader.