DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College baseball team split a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) doubleheader with the York (Pa.) Spartans on Saturday.
A quality start from Sam Meck propelled Wesley over York, 5-3 in the opener of the doubleheader.
York was the first on the board in the first but Wesley responded with three runs in the second inning. After a leadoff walk, Aaron Briggs scored on a passed ball for Wesley's first run. Deshawn Aiken then singled to center field to score Michael Piccirillo. Chris Seibert then chased Aiken home with a single to left field.
After York tied the game at three with runs in the third and fourth innings, Wesley tallied runs in the sixth and seventh innings to put them ahead for good. Trey Mears plated a run in the sixth when Piccirillo scored on a fielder's choice to the shortstop. In the seventh, Briggs doubled to bring Mike Calvarese home for Wesley's fifth run.
Meck went eight strong innings for Wesley, striking out seven while giving up eight hits, three runs and two walks. Alex Marrs picked up his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
Mears went 3-for-5 with a RBI in the leadoff spot while Seibert and Piccirillo both went 2-for-4 in the win. Piccirillo also scored twice for the Wolverines.
Wesley couldn't sustain the momentum from the first game as they dropped the nightcap of the doubleheader to York, 12-0.
Cody Dmiterchik paced the Wolverines with a 3-for-4 performance in the second game. Seibert went 2-for-4 with a double.
The Wolverines (12-8, 4-5 CAC) will be back in action on Tuesday when they head north to Aston, Pa. for a nine-inning fray with the Neumann Knights. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.