DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College baseball team dropped a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) doubleheader to the Mary Washington on Saturday at home.
Wesley scored six runs in the first two innings of game one but was unable to sustain the early momentum, falling 11-6 to Mary Washington in the doubleheader opener.
Will Barton and Cody Dmiterchik opened the game with back-to-back singles in the first inning. Chris Seibert drove Barton in on an RBI groundout. Jordan Marucci plated Dmiterchik when the Mary Washington shortstop committed an error. William Foster scored the third run of the inning on a wild pitch.
After Mary Washington scored two runs in the top of the second inning, Wesley responded with three runs in the bottom half of the second. Dmiterchik knocked in two runs on a two-run single up the middle. A batter later, Dmiterchik scored on an error by the Mary Washington second baseman.
Mary Washington scored three runs in the third, fifth and ninth innings to take the first game.
Dmiterchik and Kevin Schmitt each tallied a pair of hits. Dmiterchik drove in two runs and scored twice. Barton scored twice from the leadoff spot.
Wesley struggled to string hits together, as the Wolverines dropped the doubleheader finale 12-2 to the Eagles.
Wesley got runs in the third and ninth innings. After Foster led off the second inning with a double to right field and Marucci moved him over with a groundout, Schmitt brought him in on an RBI groundout to the shortstop.
With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, John Joines smacked a single to right field to bring Seibert around to score to cut into the Mary Washington lead.
Barton and Joines registered two hits in the nightcap. Joines and Schmitt added RBI's in the loss.
Connor Springsteen struck out three and only allowed three hits, a walk and an earned run in four innings of relief in the second game.
The Wolverines (6-11, 0-4 CAC) will be back in action on Monday when they head north to York, Pa. to take on the Spartans in a CAC doubleheader. First pitch of the double-dip is set for noon.