Dover, Del. – The Wesley Baseball team was defeated 6-4 in game one of a double-header with Manhattanville on Saturday. They fall to 2-8 on the season.
Wesley's starting pitcher Anthony Santucci had a rough first inning, giving up three runs on five hits. In the second, Alexander Weber would plate the first Wesley run with an RBI single that scored Jason Boc, bringing the score to 3-1.
The Wolverines would put an exclamation point on the bottom half of the third with Jordan Marucci's three-run bomb to left center, knocking in Dustin Sutton, Dominick Williams, and himself. The team had put their first inning struggles behind them as they regained a 4-3 lead.
Kevin Schmitt would be called to pitch the sixth inning where he gave up three runs on four hits. Wesley would not be able to respond to the Valiants' onslaught of runs for the rest of the game as they fell 6-4.
Santucci looked sharp after the first inning, giving up no runs on just three hits after his tough start to the game. Korey Hendricks pitched the seventh, allowing no runs on no hits.
Marucci would go 1-3 with three RBI's on the day with his loud homerun. Weber also went 1-3 and batted in a run.
The Wolverines dropped the second game of a double-header against Manhattanville 8-3 on Saturday. The team jumped out to a 3-2 lead after the fourth inning, but the Valiants used five hits in the fifth to score four runs and led Wesley for the rest of the game.
During the top of the first, Manhattanville slammed a solo shot for the first run of the game. In response, Jacob Meisel laced a single to right scoring John Joines in the bottom of the inning, tying the game up at 1-1. The Valiants would take a 2-1 lead in the second off an RBI single.
Wesley would get a rally going in the bottom of the fourth, loading up the bases with just one out. Dominick Williams drew a walk to score a run and Dustin Sutton flew out to send Alexander Weber home to make the score 3-2.
In the top of the fifth, Joey Strazza would give up four runs on five hits, allowing Manhattanville to lead 6-3. Darin Matthews would come on to pitch the rest of the game and gave up two more runs on two hits, making the final score 8-3.
Meisel had two hits and knocked in a run. Joines also accumulated a hit and scored a run during the loss.
Joey Strazza would have a forgettable pitching performance, giving up six runs on 10 hits while striking out three.
The team will try to turn their slow start to the season around in tomorrow's double-header against St. Joseph's at home. Game one will start at 12 p.m. and game two's first pitch will come directly after at 3 p.m.