Senior Heroics Cap Senior Day Sweep

Senior Heroics Cap Senior Day Sweep

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Baseball team celebrated Senior Day on Sunday afternoon, and it was a pair of seniors who gave a pair of outstanding efforts for a sweep of Capital Athletic Conference rival Marymount University.

Eric Willey went the distance on the mound in game one, tossing nine innings for a complete-game victory. He scattered six hits allowing just two earned runs as the Wolverines edged the Saints 4-3. In game two, KeAndre Jones provided the game-winning hit, a walk-off single to right field in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the team a 5-4 victory.

In game one, Willey allowed a pair of runs in the third inning but the Wesley offense backed him up with single runs in the fourth and fifth to tie the game. Christopher Seibert drove in Trevor Mears with a single to right field in the fourth and KeAndre Jones ripped an RBI double in the fifth, scoring Cody Dmiterchik to tie the game at 2-2. 

Marymount took a 3-2 lead with a run in the eight, but the Wolverine offense came through again in the bottom of the frame. Jones led off with a single to center field and advanced to third on a Seibert single. Mike Calvarese brought home the tying run with a fielder's choice to make it 3-3 and Seibert came around to score on a Marymount error to give Wesley a one-run lead. Willey came back in the ninth to close out the game by mowing down the Saints in order.

In game two, the Wolverines needed extra innings to dispatch the Saints. Sam Meck went seven innings allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits. Cody Simet then came in and tossed four strong innings allowing no runs on just one hit and striking out a pair to keep Marymount off the board and eventually earn the win.

The Wolverines took a 1-0 lead in the third and added two more in the fourth. The Saints got on the board with a run in the fifth but Wesley added another in the sixth to make it 4-1. Marymount scored three in the seventh to tie it at 4-4 which held for the rest of the game until the bottom of the 11th.

In the final frame, Cody Dmiterchik led off with a single, and moved to third on a Marymount error. Jones then stepped to the plate and brought home the game-winning run with a single that made it 5-4 and allowed the Wolverines to walk off with the sweep.

Wesley extends their winning streak to eight straight games, moving their record to 17-12 on the year and improving to 10-5 in CAC play. Wesley clinches a playoff spot for the fourth straight year and are only a game off first place.