FROSTBURG, Md. - The Wesley College Baseball team dropped their first game of the day, but snapped their four-game funk with a 21-7 beatdown of No. 16 Frostburg State University to earn a split in Saturday's Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader.
In game one, Trey Mears recorded three hits including two doubles and four RBI. Eric Willey got the start, allowing seven earned runs in six innings pitched while Alex Marrs and Nate Weir each made relief appearances.
Wesley fell behind 2-0 in the first inning but responded by plating a pair of runs in the top of the third. After a double by Eric Speidel put two runners in scoring position, KeAndre Jones ripped an RBI single and Trevor Mears earned a sacrifice fly to make it 2-2.
Wesley allowed Frostburg five runs in the bottom of the frame to make it 7-2, but cut into the lead with three runs in the fifth. Cody Dmiterchik led off with a walk and moved to second on a Speidel single. KeAndre Jones laid down a sac bunt, but everyone was safe as the throw went past the first baseman allowing Dmiterchik to score. Mears drove in Speidel with a fielder's choice and Jones scored on a Christopher Seibert RBI single. Seibert came around to score later in the inning, making it 7-5.
In the seventh, the Wolverines narrowed the deficit again with a run scored on a Mears RBI double that drove in Speidel, but the Bobcats distanced themselves with two runs in the bottom of the frame, making it 9-6.
In the ninth, Wesley nearly tied the game. Mears ripped another RBI double and Seibert drove him in with a single to make it 9-8. The squad was just one hit away from tying the game and sending it to extra innings, but the squad fell by one run.
In game two, the Wesley offense exploded for 21 runs on 20 hits. Dmiterchik went 5-for-6 with five RBI while Speidel drove in five as well. Jones went 4-for-7 and Seibert went 2-for-6 with a two-run round-tripper as the Wolverines put it on the No. 16 Bobcats.
Wesley scored in every inning but the second and the fourth, as the Bobcats were forced to cycle through nine different pitchers. Sam Meck got the win for Wesley, going seven innings and allowing five earned runs. Cody Simet tossed two innings of relief allowing a pair of earned runs on three hits as the squad cruised to the lopsided victory.
The 21-run outburst is the most runs scored by a Wolverine squad since March 11, 2013 when the Navy and White posted a 20-1 win over Norwich University. It is the most runs scored in a Capital Athletic Conference contest since 2009 when the team put up 25 against former CAC member Gallaudet.
The Wolverines move to 10-12 on the season, with a 4-5 mark in the CAC. The squad will return to action on Wednesday when they play host to Salisbury University on Wednesday, March 30.