Late rally powers Wolverines over Shoremen

Late rally powers Wolverines over Shoremen

DOVER, Del. – Runs in the seventh and eighth innings propelled the Wesley College baseball team over the Washington College Shoremen on Tuesday.

Wesley scored first in the bottom of the first inning when Mike Calvarese and William Foster hit back-to-back doubles to left field to plate the first two runs of the game.

Washington responded with three runs in the second and a run in the fourth to take the 4-2 lead. However, Wesley tallied three runs in the bottom of the fourth behind Cody Dmiterchik's bases-clearing double down the left field line.

Washington answered with a run in the fifth and three runs in the sixth to go into the seventh inning with an 8-5 lead.

In the bottom of the seventh, Trey Mears scored after stealing third base and coming around to score on a throwing error by the catcher to cut the Washington lead to 8-6.

Wesley then overtook Washington in the bottom of the eighth. With the bases loaded and one out, Aaron Briggs was allowed to score from third when the Mears hit a grounder to the third baseman and the third baseman tried to get Briggs out at home but the catcher never touched home plate. Following a walk to reload the bases, Chris Seibert smacked a three-run double to center field to allow Wesley to surge ahead of Washington, 10-8.

Washington did get a run back in the ninth but Connor Springsteen struck out the side looking to seal the 10-9 win for the Wolverines.

Seibert and Calverese each went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Seibert and Dmiterchik each tallied three-run doubles respectively. Mears scored three times from the leadoff spot.

Springsteen picked up his second win of the season in two innings of relief.

The Wolverines (10-6) will be back in action tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. when they travel to St. Mary's City to face the Seahawks in a Capital Athletic Conference contest.