DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College baseball team honored their eight seniors on Saturday in a big way by sweeping the No. 23 Christopher Newport Captains in a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) doubleheader at Bob Reed Field.
Powered by a seven-run seventh inning and a quality start from Sam Meck, the Wolverines took down the Captains 8-3 in the opener of the doubleheader.
Wesley scored first in the bottom of the second inning when Mike Calvarese scored on a wild pitch. Christopher Newport tied the game at one in the fourth off of a Nick Baham sacrifice fly.
Wesley steamrolled ahead in the seventh inning. After Trey Mears was intentionally walked to load the bases, Cody Dmiterchik poked a single through the left side that cleared the bases following a throwing error by the right fielder. Dmiterchik came around to score in the next at-bat off of a throwing error by the third baseman. Then, Calvarese and Aaron Briggs smacked back-to-back homers to left field to cap the big inning.
CNU's Benjamin Ginch did hit a two-run homer in the eighth to cut the Wesley lead but Connor Springsteen shut down the Captain threat in the last two frames to seal the win.
Meck went 7.1 innings striking out five Captians while giving up seven hits, three runs and three walks to win his sixth game of the season
Calvarese went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored. Chris Bramble tallied two hits and a run scored in the win.
Chris Seibert crushed two home runs to propel Wesley over Christopher Newport, 8-5, in the finale of the doubleheader.
Seibert hit his first home run in the bottom of the first inning when he hit a two-run shot to right field.
Wesley added another run in the second inning when Deshawn Aiken scored on a throwing error by the second baseman that went into the Wesley dugout on a double play attempt.
Three runs crossed home for Wesley in the fourth. After Will Barton led off the inning getting hit by a pitch and stealing second base, Dmiterchik brought him home a single to right field. Seibert followed with his second two-run homer of the game, this time to left center field to give Wesley the 6-0 lead.
Wesley scored two more runs in the sixth to give the Wolverines an eight-run lead when Calvarese and Seibert came around to score on a throwing error by the second baseman.
Christopher Newport once again tried to rally late and capitalize on Wesley miscues in the ninth but Alex Marrs induced a fly out to end the game and clinch the 8-5 victory.
Seibert went 3-for-5 at the plate with four RBI and three runs scored to lead the Wolverine offense.
Cody Simet worked eight innings to earn his third win for Wesley.
The Wolverines (15-11, 7-8 CAC) will be back in action on Wednesday, April 12 when they finish up their season series with the St. Mary's Seahawks. First pitch from Bob Reed Field is at 3:30 p.m.