SELINSGROVE, Pa. - In a game that featured 27 runs on 29 hits, the Wesley College Baseball team was outslugged 18-9 by the Susquehanna University Crusaders on Thursday evening in Pennsylvania.
Six different Wolverines recorded multi-hit games including Christopher Seibert who mashed his eighth home run of the season, but it wasn't enough to take down the pesky Crusaders as the home team earned the victory.
Five different Wolverines made appearances on the mound with Eric Willey finishing the game as the only one not to allow an earned run. The senior tossed a scoreless ninth inning, fanning two Crusaders.
The Wolverines scored one run with their first two batters of the game as Eric Speidel ripped and double and came home to score on a KeAndre Jones single to take a quick 1-0 lead. The tables turned quickly on the Navy and White however as the Crusaders put up six runs in the bottom of the frame, including a grand slam.
The Crusaders scored three more runs in the bottom of the second but the Wolverines wouldn't quit, scoring three of their own in the top of the third. Jones ripped an RBI double, Ron Morello drove in a run with a groundout and Will Barton drove home a run on an RBI single to make it 9-4.
The Wolverines were held in check until the seventh as the Crusaders built up a 18-4 lead. In the seventh inning, Chris Seibert lit up a pitch sending it over the right-center field fence for a two-run home run to make it 18-6. A throwing error allowed Ron Morello to score later in the inning, cutting further into the deficit.
The Wolverines scored two more runs in the ninth when Morello and Hummel each recorded back-to-back singles, but the team could not generate enough offense to recover from the early deficit and fell to the Crusaders 18-9.
Wesley moves to 18-14 on the season and will return to action on Saturday with a CAC doubleheader against Christopher Newport University.