Dover, DE – The Baseball team suffered a beat-down in game one of Saturday's double-header against Oswego, falling 17-1. The game was called a mercy rule after just four innings of play.
The Wolverines struggled to get any Oswego batters out in a long top of the first inning, when the Lakers batted around for a total of eight runs on seven hits. While Wesley didn't commit any errors in the inning, Oswego made its presence known early on through its offensive hitting.
Jason Boc would bat in Wesley's only run of the game on a double to center field, scoring Jordan Marucci who got on base during a fielder's choice. Boc's double would be one of only two hits Wesley could find against Oswego in game one.
After a refreshing one-two-three inning in the top of the 2nd, in which starting pitcher Joey Strazza struck out two batters, a barrage of Oswego runs would strike again in the 3rd. They would score five runs on six hits, three of which being long homeruns.
Wesley's pitching woes would continue in the 4th inning with the Lakers scoring four more runs on three hits. This brought game one's score to a lopsided 17-1. A mercy rule was called after Wesley failed to put any runs on the board in the bottom of the inning.
Strazza will look to put an unfortunate start behind him as he gave up 13 earned runs on 13 hits, handing him his second loss of the season. Reliever Korey Hendricks gave up four runs on three hits and struck out two.
Wesley hopes to forget about game one as they take the field at 2p.m. for game two.
After game one's lopsided loss to Oswego, the Lakers continued to dismantle Wesley's pitching in game two, defeating them 13-3. The Wolverines held a close game until Oswego put up a six-spot in the 6th and 7th innings.
The Baseball team kept up with the Lakers after they scored on a sacrifice fly in the 2nd with an RBI single by Justin Blunt in the 4th. The game was tied at 1-1 and booked its potential for a nail biter going into the last three innings.
In the 6th inning, Oswego bats woke up when they posted six runs on four hits, one of which being a homerun. Wesley answered in the bottom of the inning with a two-run big fly by Jacob Meisel, scoring John Joines who singled earlier in the inning. They brought the score to a lopsided but still manageable 7-3.
Oswego opened the 7th inning with a couple of hits that scored two runs. With the bases loaded, the Lakers blew the game wide open with a big grand slam scoring four runs in total. They would score six runs in total on four hits and took advantage of a Wolverine error.
Wesley's bats were quiet in the seventh with a groundout and two strikeouts. Oswego would send the Baseball team packing 13-3.
Meisel's home run would be one of the only scoring plays by the Wolverines in the game along with Blunt's RBI single. Jarrett Wallace went 2-2 with a pair of singles.
Anthony Santucci looked great through five innings, only allowing one earned run on two hits with three strikeouts. His fantastic outing was tainted by Oswego scoring six runs on four hits in a forgettable 6th inning, handing him his first loss of the season.
The Baseball team will try to sleep this series off as they play another double-header tomorrow against Utica at home. The first pitch of game one is scheduled for 12 p.m. while game two is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.