Mears notches 200th career hit against Mary Washington

Photo by Ben Fulton Imagery
Photo by Ben Fulton Imagery

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Wesley College baseball team dropped a road Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) doubleheader to the Mary Washington Eagles on Saturday.

Mary Washington walked off in the opener of the doubleheader, 7-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning over Wesley.

Wesley tallied the first run of the game in the first inning when Trey Mears scored on an error by the pitcher. Mary Washington responded with two runs in the third, fourth and seventh innings.

Wesley exploded with five runs in the fifth to tie the game at six in the eighth inning. Mike Calvarese cashed in with runners in scoring position and one out with a two-run single to center field. Mike Sabino then brought him home with an infield single to shortstop. Two batters later, Michael Piccirillo knocked a single down the left field line to plate Sabino and William Foster.

Mary Washington scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning when Cosy Beacom hit a two-out single off of Connor Springsteen to center field to score Zavier Webb from second base.

Mears went 3-for-4 with two runs scored while Piccirillo, Deshawn Aiken and Cody Dmiterchik each recorded two hits in five plate appearances in the loss.

Sam Meck pitched six innings, struck out seven while allowing five hits and four earned runs in the start.

Two five-run outbursts by Mary Washington proved to be the downfall for Wesley in the 15-6 loss in the second half of the doubleheader.

Mears collected his 200th career hit with a single to center field in the third inning. Chris Seibert drew a bases-loaded walk in the same inning that allowed Leslie Kennedy to score for Wesley's first run of the game.

Wesley did pull ahead in the fifth inning when five runs came around to score for the Wolverines. With the bases loaded, Chris Bramble drew a bases-loaded walk to score Dmiterchik. Two batters later, John Joines was hit by the pitch to allow Seibert to touch home. Kennedy then also drew a free pass with the bases full to score Bramble. Mears followed with a two-run single to plate Joines and Aiken.

Mary Washington answered with a run in the fifth then two five-run innings in the seventh and eighth innings.

Mears, Dmiterchik, Seibert and Joines each registered two hits in the contest. Mears added two runs batted in for the Wolverines.

The Wolverines (12-11, 4-8 CAC) will wrap up their two-game series with the Penn St. Harrisburg Lions on Wednesday with a single nine-inning road game starting at 3:30 p.m.