2007 Baseball News

Burns Excels at Legion Tournament

Stahl Post 30 of New Castle defeated local Dover Post 2 in the championship of the Delaware American Legion State Baseball Tournament, held at Wesley's Reed Field for the first time ever.  Wolverine sophomore Tyler Burns was named the MVP of the tournament playing for the runner-up squad from Dover Post 2.  The tournament was played August 4 thru August 8.  Stahl Post 30 will now represent the state of Delaware at the American Legion Mid-Atlantic Regional.

Wesley Baseball Falls in ECAC's

May 18, 2007 - The Wesley College (30-14) baseball squad fell to Washington and Jefferson College (32-11) at the ECAC Southern Region Championships this morning 4-2. Washington and Jefferson will meet the winner of Alvernia and host team Keystone College in the championship. Wesley finishes off a successful season that included a new team record for wins in a season with 30.

Wesley's offense was stifled by the Presidents defense and pitching. Down 4-0 in the 9th, Wesley made a valiant effort at a comeback scoring two runs in the frame. Dan Bunnion (Blackwood, NJ) grounded in Scott Marshal (Jackson, NJ) from third and Corey Huemmer (Abingdon, MD) scored on a Corey Pidgeon (Barnegat, NJ) single on the next at bat.

Ryan Buckland (Middletown, DE) gets the loss pitching 7 1/3 innings giving up 4 runs, 3 of them earned, striking out 1 and walking 5.

Wesley Baseball Earns ECAC Championship Bid

May 14, 2007 - The Wesley College baseball squad got good news today from the Eastern College Athletic Conference in the form of a bid to the ECAC Div III Southern Region Baseball Championships.

Wesley enters the one day tournament as the 3rd seed and will play against #2 seed, Washington and Jefferson on Friday, May 18th at 9:30 a.m. The winner of that game will play the winner of the #1 seed and tournament host, Keystone College and the #4 seed Alvernia College at 3:30 p.m. later that day.

Wesley (30-13) enters the tournament after a spirited run to the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Championship, falling just short as the #4 seed to Gwynedd-Mercy College, who earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Div. III National Playoffs.

Keystone College is located in La Plume, PA

2007 ECAC Division III Southern Baseball Championship

No. 1 Keystone (34-5)
No. 2 Washington and Jefferson (29-10)
No. 3 Wesley (29-13)
No. 4 Alvernia (27-13)

Semifinals - Friday, May 18

No. 2 vs. No. 3, 9:30 AM
No. 1 vs. No. 4, 12:30 PM

Championship - Friday, May 18, 3:30 PM.

Semifinal winners
 

Seven Wolverines Earn PAC Baseball Honors

May 6, 2007 - The Pennsylvania Athletic Conference bestowed honors to seven Wesley College Baseball players today by announcing their All-Conference Awards.

Wesley infielder, Cory Huemmer (Abingdon, MD), and designated hitter, Cody Pidgeon (Barnegat, NJ) were honored as 1st Team All-PAC. Heummer hit .354 against PAC competition including 32 RBI's with 4 homeruns. Pidgeon hit .339, with 4 doubles and 13 runs scored.

Five Wesley players earned 2nd Team All-PAC honors including pitchers Ryan Buckland (Middletown, DE) and John Passwaters (Bridgeville, DE), catcher Dan Bunnion (Blackwood, NJ), infielder Scott Marshal (Jackson, NJ), and outfielder Stu Madden (Langehorn, PA). AJ Jacobs (Wilmington, DE) garnered the "Push the Rock" Sportsmanship Award.


Wesley Falls in Deciding Game

BOYERTOWN, PA - After forcing a deciding game, Gwynedd-Mercy defeated Wesley College 9-4 to win the 2007 Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Championship.

Gwynedd-Mercy earns the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. 

Tied 2-2 in the 5th, Gwynedd-Mercy earned 3 runs in the bottom frame to put some distance on the Wolverines.  Wesley worked to get a run in both the 6th and 7th innings, but the Griffins again scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th to put the game out of reach.

Josh Thomas scattered 6 hits over 7 innings including 5 strike outs in the win.  Wesley's Mike Dombroski gets the loss.

Wesley Falls in First Game Of PAC Championship

BOYERTOWN, PA - Gwynedd-Mercy forced the deciding game in the 2007 Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Championship with a 10-1 win over Wesley in game six.

Game seven will feature a winner-take-all for the championship and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Sophomore Ryan McNamara allowed just one hit over eight innings, striking out six and freshman Albert DiDomenico was a homerun shy of the cycle in the win.

The Griffins broke open a 2-1 game with three runs in the sixth capped by Tim Hoban's two-run single.

Three more runs scored in the seventh on a pair of RBI doubles from Mark Mattes and Tim McMenamin along with a run-scoring single off the bat of Chris Corkery for a 8-1 lead.

It was more than enough for McNamara, who retired 15 of 17 batters at one point.

Cody Pigeon and Shane Mitchell recorded the hits for the Wolverines (29-12).

Corkery and McMenamin each had two hits and two RBIs for the Griffins (29-10).

Wesley Baseball Wins, Advances to Championship

BOYERTOWN, PA. - Dan Bunnion hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to help Wesley go on and defeat Alvernia, 6-5, in the 2007 PAC Baseball Tournament winner's bracket game Saturday afternoon.

The Wolverines now advance to tomorrow's championship series while the Crusaders must play Gwynedd-Mercy later tonight in an elimination game.

Bunnion was one of four players with two hits apiece.

Both teams got out of the starting gates with a bang as each squad scored two runs in their first at-bats. Wesley (29-11) scored on an error and a groundout while Alvernia (27-12) countered with a two-run homerun off the bat of Zach Lutz.

Edwin Tavarez's sac fly in the second and Steve Burdan's RBI single in the third gave the Crusaders a 4-2 lead after three.

Corey Huemmer knotted the game in the fifth with a two-run two-out double down the left field line off Alvernia starter Shane Zellers.

Zellers got into trouble in the next inning after a leadoff double then a single and a walk loaded the bases. Billy Moore came on to relieve Zellers but not before an RBI off a sac fly from Kevin Ellis gave Wesley a 5-4 lead.

Alvernia answered right back in the bottom of the sixth as Dale Curry doubled home Burdan who led off the inning with a walk to tie the game at 5-5.

In the sixth, after Huemmer walked followed by an infield single from Cody Pigeon, Bunnion delivered a single up the middle to give the Wolverines a 6-5 lead.

Alvernia threatened in the eighth with runners on first and second with one out. Colin Warner came in for reliever Mike Dombrosky to get a popup and a groundout to retire the side.

Dombrosky was in another jam in the ninth after walks to Jason Ziegler and Lutz with one out, but got out of it ending the game on a flyout to center and a popup to first.

Burdan and Curry each had two hits each for Alvernia.

Game 5: 7:00 pm #3 Gwynedd-Mercy College vs.#2 Alvernia College (Elimination game)
 

Wesley Baseball Wins PAC Opener

BOYERTOWN, PA - Wesley's Ryan Buckland scattered two runs on eight hits with four strikeouts over seven-plus innings to lead the fourth-seeded Wolverines over top-seeded Arcadia, 5-2, Friday night in the second game of the 2007 PAC Baseball Tournament.

Wesley advances to play Alvernia tomorrow at 3 p.m. The Knights will take on Gwynedd-Mercy in an elimination game at 11 a.m.

Dan Bunnion was 2-for-4 with a RBI single. Kevin Ellis also knocked a run in as the Wolverines just had five hits, but took advantage of Arcadia's pitching woes.

Wesley scored in the third without a hit as a combination of walks and a hit by pitch followed by a slew of wild pitches allowed the Wolverines to plate two runs.

Bunnion made it 3-0 in the sixth with a two-out RBI single.

Arcadia battled back using a two-run single off the bat of Nick Goetz in the bottom of the frame to cut the lead to 3-2.

Wesley got out of a jam in the eighth as Buckland gave up back-to-back two-out singles. Reliever Chris Koch came on and got a popup to end the threat.

An RBI single from Ellis along with a run scored on an error at shortstop gave the Wolverines some breathing room.


Baseball Games Available on Webcast

Thanks to the Alvernia College Athletic Department and Sports Information Director, Jon King, the 2007 PAC Baseball Tournament will be available on a live webcast.  Click HERE to go to link.

PAC Championship
May 4-6, 2007 - Bear Stadium - Boyertown, Pa.
Double Elimination

Teams (Record Entering)

1. Arcadia (24-10, 17-4)
2. Alvernia (26-11, 16-5)
3. Gwynedd-Mercy (22-9, 15-6)
4. Wesley (27-11, 15-6)

Friday, May 4, 2007
Game 1 - 3:00 p.m. - #3 Gwynedd-Mercy vs. #2 Alvernia
Game 2 - 7:00 p.m. - #4 Wesley vs. #1 Arcadia

Saturday, May 5, 2007
Game 3 - 11:00 a.m. - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 4 - 3:00 p.m. - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 5 - 7:00 p.m. - Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4

Sunday, May 6, 2007
Game 6 - 1:00 p.m. - Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5
Game 7 - 30 minutes following if necessary
 

Wesley Baseball Wins, Breaks School Mark

St. Davids, PA - Wesley College (27-11, 15-6) defeated Eastern University (5-26, 4-17) romping to a 17-6 victory. The victory sets a new mark for wins in a season with 27. The previous mark of 26 wins was set in 1999.

Corey Huemmer (Abingdon, MD) hit two homeruns on his way to a 5 RBI game. Wesley hit three homeruns in the victory, the other coming from catcher Dan Bunnion (Blackwood, NJ).

The Wolverines scattered 17 hits on the beleaguered Eagle pitching staff. Senior Cody Pidgeon (Barnegat, NJ) enjoyed success at the plate with 2 doulbes, 3 RBI's, and 3 runs scored. Stu Madden (Langehorn, PA) added three hits, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI's.

Colin Warner (Dagsboro, DE) earned his third win on the mound working 6 innings.

Wesley Baseball Takes Two, Ties School Wins Record

Dover, DE - The Wesley College (26-11, 14-6 PAC) baseball team defeated Eastern University (5-25, 4-16 PAC) both games of a home doubleheader 5-2, and 2-1. The two victories tie for the most wins in a season, a mark that was set in 1999. Wesley will attempt to break that record when they travel to Eastern for a make up game that was originally scheduled for Friday.

In the first game, Wesley earned two runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead at 2-1. Dan Bunnion (Blackwood, NJ) scored from third on a wild pitch to start the scoring. Later in the inning, Stu Madden (Langehorn, PA) singled in Kevin Ellis (Newark, DE) from third. Ellis singled to get on, then stole second and third base for his 39th and 40th stolen bases on the year.

Wesley stretched their lead to 3-1 with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Bunnion singled in Scott Marshall (Jackson, NJ) who had walked earlier in the inning.

The Wolverines put the game away with a two run fifth when Corey Huemmer (Abingdon, MD) doubled in Grant Morlock (Bel Air, MD) and A.J. Jacobs (Wilmington, DE).

Wesley pitcher Ryan Buckland (Middletown, DE) worked 6 innings giving up 2 runs on 7 hits with 4 strike outs. Mike Dombroski (Bridgeport, NJ) pitched the 7th for the save.

In the nightcap, Wesley scored one run in the first and one run in the sixth to come away with a 2-1 victory. Wesley's Bunnion was able to score in the bottom of the sixth inning thanks to a wild pitch.

It was a classic pitching duel, with Wesley's John Passwaters (Bridgeville, DE) coming out on top. Passwaters fanned 10 Eagles during his six innings of solid work. For the second straight game, Mike Dombroski came on for the final inning to get the save.

Game against Salisbury has been postponed

Wesley Baseball Splits with Gwynedd-Mercy

Dover, DE - Wesley College (24-11, 12-6 PAC) split a double header with Gwynedd-Mercy College (20-9, 12-6 PAC) losing the first game in extra innings 4-3, then exploading for a 9-1 victory in the second game.

In the first game, Wesley trailed early as the Griffins scored runs in the top of the 1st and 4th innings to take a 2-0 lead. Wesley found some offense in the bottom of the 4th as Grant Morlock (Bel Air, MD/ Fallston) crossed home plate thanks to a fielder's choice by Corey Huemmer (Abingdon, MD/ Eastern Tech), which also advanced Scott Marshall (Jackson, NJ/ Jackson Memorial) to third. Marshall would later score on a Tyler Burns (Dover, DE/ Dover) SAC fly.

The Griffins produced another run in the top of the 5th and threatened to score more if not for a great throw from right fielder AJ Jacobs (Wilmington, DE/ McKean) to nail the runner at home plate for the third out.

Wesley tied the score in the bottom of the 6th when Cody Pidgeon (Barnegat, NJ/ Southern Reg.) singled in Marshall from third.

Gwynedd-Mercy scored in the first extra inning with help from a failed pick off attempt allowing the runner to go from first to third. He was later doubled in for the score.

Wesley was unable to produce in the bottom of the 8th, losing the second game in a row in extra innings.

In the second game, Wesley found their much needed offense in a big way tossing away the memory of two tough losses with a strong 9-1 victory.

Corey Huemmer hit a three run homer in the 1st inning to get the Wesley scoring underway. Huemmer ended the game 3 for 3 with 5 RBI's.

The Wolverines earned another three runs in the bottom of the 3rd as Marshall hit a triple to score Stu Madden (Langhorne, PA/ Neshaminy), then Marshall scored on a SAC fly by Huemmer, and then Dan Bunnion (Blackwater, NJ/ Highland Reg.) singled in Pidgeon.

Wesley put another run on the board in the 5th and two more in the 6th to win going away. Wesley's pitcher, John Passwater (Bridgeville, DE/ Woodbridge) got the win going the distance giving up 1 run on 6 hits while striking out 5.

Wesley plays Salisbury University on Wednesday, April 25th at Shutte Park in Dover, 7:00 p.m. start time.

Wesley Baseball falls to Gwynedd-Mercy

Gwynedd Valley, PA - Wesley College (23-10, 11-5 PAC) fell to conference rival Gwynedd-Mercy (19-8, 11-5 PAC) on the road 5-4 in extra innings. 

Wesley was able to take a 2-run lead in the top of the 8th inning when Scott Marshall (Jackson, NJ/ Jackson Memorial) singled in Stu Madden (Langhorne, PA/ Neshaminy) from third.

Gwynedd-Mercy scored single runs in the bottom of the 8th and 9th innings to force extra innings.  After getting the first two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Wesley pitcher Chris Koch (Hyattsville, MD/ Bishop McNamara) gave up a double and then a RBI single to end the game. 

Wesley's Madden was 3 for 5 from the plate scoring two of Wesley's runs.  Wolverine starting pitcher, Colin Warner (Dagsboro, DE/ Indian River) tossed 7 innings of solid work giving up 9 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned.  Koch gets the loss.

Wesley defends home field on Saturday, April 21, finishing off the three game series with Gwynedd-Mercy with a double header starting at 12:00 noon.

Baseball wins weekend series, Tops in PAC

Dover, DE - The Wesley (23-9, 11-4 PAC) baseball squad took sole possession of 1st place in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference by winning a weekend series with Alvernia (19-9, 10-5 PAC) two games to one. Both Wesley and Alvernia were tied for lead coming into the series at 9-3.

In the first game on Friday, April 13, Wesley fell 9-4 in part by a 7th inning 3 run homer by Alvernia's Chris Simocini. Wesley's Shane Mitchell (Harrington, DE/ Lake Forest) hit a solo homerun in the top of the 5th. Alvernia scored three runs in the bottom of the 8th and 9th to win going away. Wesley pitcher, Collin Warner (Dagsboro, DE/ Indian River) gave up 6 runs on 7 hits over 7 innings in the loss.

In the first game of the double header on Saturday, Wesley found its stride early scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the first propelling them to a 6-2 victory. Leadoff man, Kevin Ellis (Newark, DE/ Christiana) had a banner day going 2 for 4 at the plate, scored two runs and stole 2 bases. Centerfielder, Stu Madden (Langehorn, PA/ Neshaminy) had a nice day at the plate going 3 for 4 and scored 2 runs. Wesley pitcher, Ryan Buckland went the distance giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and striking out 6 in the win.

In grand fashion, Wesley took sole possession of 1st place with a game and series ending 3 run walk off homer by Corey Huemmer (Abingdon, MD/ Eastern Tech) in extra innings to win game two 5-4. Down by 2 with two outs and two on in the bottom of the 8th, Huemmer took Alvernia pitcher Andrew Long deep to left center sending the home crowd into a frenzy. Wesley pitcher, Mike Dombroski Bridgeport, NJ/ Paulsboro) gets the win by pitching with out even pitching a strike in the top of the 8th inning. Starting pitcher, John Passwaters (Bridgeville, DE/ Woodbridge) left in the top of the 5th after giving up two runs.

Wesley travels to Gwynedd-Mercy College on Friday, April 20 to start another weekend series. Wesley hosts GMC on Saturday, April 21 for a doubleheader starting at noon.

Baseball Takes Two from Neumann

Aston, PA - Wesley (21-8, 9-3) continues to lead the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference taking two games, 21-6 and 9-8, from conference mate Neumann College (2-15, 2-9) in a baseball double header Monday, April 9. 

Leadoff batter Kevin Ellis (Newark, DE/ Christiana) went 3 for 4, scored 4 runs and drove in 2 runs in the opening game route of the Knights.  First baseman, Scott Marshall (Jackson, NJ/ Jackson Memorial) also did well from the plate going 2 for 3, with 5 RBI's.  Catcher Dan Bunnion (Blackwood, NJ/ Jackson Memorial) hit a solo homerun in the top of the third inning.

Wesley pitcher, Ryan Buckland (Middletown, DE/ Caravel Academy) tossed 5 solid innings giving up 5 runs on 5 hits and striking out 7 in the win. 

In game two, Neumann had the winning run on second base with one out in the bottom of the 9th, but a game ending double play ruined their comeback hopes losing 9-8.  Freshman Colin Warner (Dagsboro, DE/ Indian River) replaced a struggling Chris Koch (Hyattsville, MD/ Bishop McNamara) in the ninth to get the Knights to ground into the double play. 

Down for much of the game, Wesley used a 4-run sixth inning to take the lead at 8-5.  Senior Corey Huemmer (Abindon, MD/ Eastern Tech) hit a bases loaded double scoring three runs.  Wesley scored one more run in the top of the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Stu Madden (Langhorn, PA/ Neshaminy).

Neumann scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh, causing Wolverine coach, Tripp Keister to pull Koch for Warner, which proved to be the difference.

Wesley travels to PAC rival, Alvernia College (17-7, 9-3) for one game on Friday, April 13, then plays host to Alvernia for a Saturday double header at Bob Reed Field, 12:00 noon start time.

Baseball Splits with SUNY-Purchase

Dover, DE - - - Even on a cold windy day, Wesley (19-8, 7-3) came out red hot defeating the visiting SUNY-Purchase (3-9) Panthers 16-1 in the first game of a double header at Bob Reed Field in Dover.  The cold weather eventually got the best of the Wolverines bats as they drop the second half 6-4.

In the first game, Wesley scored 5 runs in the first inning aided by stolen bases by Kevin Ellis (Newark, DE/ Christiana) and AJ Jacobs (Wilmington, DE/ McKean), who also singled in Ellis.  Later in the inning Tyler Burns (Dover, DE/ Dover) hit a 2 RBI single to score Dan Bunnion (Blackwood, NJ/ Highland Reg.) and Corey Huemmer (Abingdon, MD/ Eastern Tech).

Wesley doubled its score in the bottom of the second, giving the Wolverines a commanding 10-1 lead.  The Wolverines scored two runs in the 3rd inning off a wild pitch and a RBI fielder's choice by Stu Madden (Langhorne, PA/ Neshaminy) 

The Wolverines added another run in the 4th inning, then earned the final three runs in the bottom of the 5th.  Dominic Gatto (Dover, DE/ Dover) gets the win for the Wolverines yielding 7 hits over 6 innings of work with 1 strike out and 3 walks.  Ryan Mcguire (Lynbrook, NY/ GW Hewlett) earned the save.

In the second game Wesley started out hot once again scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning on a RBI single by Huemmer and a 2 RBI single by Josh Gould (Greenwich, NJ/ Cumberland Reg.).  But, SUNY-Purchase pitcher, Bryan Donovan confounded the Wesley batters the rest of the way giving up 4 runs on 4 hits while striking out 3.

SUNY-Purchase scored 3 runs in the top of the 3rd inning to take a 4-3 lead.  The Panthers added two runs in the 4th to build a solid lead.  Wesley threatened in the bottom of the 7th scoring one run, but in the end left two on base at the final out.

Wesley travels to Neumann College, PA for a conference double header on Monday, April 9, 12:00 noon start time.

Bunnion Helps Power Wesley to Win
DOVER, De. - Dan Bunnion (JR, Blackwood, NJ/Highland Regional) went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI's, and 1 run scored as Wesley defeated conference opponent Neumann College by a final score of 11-3, in baseball action at Bob Reed Field on Thursday afternoon.  Wesley is now 18-7 overall and 7-3 in conference play, as the Wolverines took advantage of 6 Neumann errors and timely hitting by the Wolverines. 

Grant Morlock (FR, Bel Air, MD/Fallston) and Scott Marshall (SO, Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) were both 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored, while Morlock added 2 RBI's and a double.  Morlock is currently leading the Wolverines with a .460 batting average.  Corey Huemmer (SR, Abingdon, MD/Eastern Tech) added 2 RBI's, while Mike Dombroski (SO, Bridgeport, NJ/Paulsboro) picked up his 3rd win on the mound as he came in on relief, going 3 1/3 innings, giving up 0 hits, 0 runs, and striking out 2 in the Wesley win.

Tyler Burns (FR, Dover, DE/Dover) hit his first collegiate homerun the bottom of the eighth inning for the final tally for the Wolverines.  Wesley will host non-conference opponent SUNY-Purchase in a twin-bill on Saturday, April 7th with first pitch set for 12:00 PM, at Bob Reed Field.  Photo: Dan Bunnion

Wesley Wins Double Header Against the Cougars
Dallas, PA - Wesley College (17-7, 6-3 PAC) wins double header in conference match-up versus the College of Misericordia (1-17, 0-7 PAC)  by a final score of 6-3 and 12-1.  Scott Marshall (Jackson, NJ/ Jackson Memorial) led the Wolverines in the second game by going 4-5 and having 2 RBI's.  The Wolverines used a nine run seventh inning to secure the victory. 

John Passwaters (Bridgeville, DE/ Woodbridge) and Ryan Buckland (Middletown, DE/ Caravel Academy) picked up the victories for the Wolverines.  Wesley will host Neumann College on Thursday, April 5th beginning at 3:00 PM

Wolverines Drop Game to Arcadia in Baseball, 5-3
GLENSIDE, Pa. - Wesley College (14-7, 3-3) lost to conference opponent Arcadia University (7-3, 4-1) by a final score of 5-3, in baseball action on Monday afternoon.  Wesley was led by Stu Madden (SO, Langhorne, PA/Neshaminy) going 2-for-4 with 1 RBI, while Scott Marshall (SO, Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) and Dan Bunnion (JR, Highland, NJ/Blackwood Regional) both had 1 hit and 1 RBI apiece.  Wesley jumped out to an early 2-0 after the top of the 2nd inning, before Arcadia scored 2 runs on 3 hits in the bottom half of the inning to knot the score at 2 apiece.  Arcadia then scored 1 run in the bottom of the third inning and 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning for a 5-2 lead.  Wesley scored 1-run in the top of the 9th for the final tally.

Wesley starter John Passwaters (JR, Bridgeville, DE/Woodbridge) pitched 8 innings, giving up 10 hits, 3 earned runs, and struck out 3 in the effort.  The Wolverines will host conference opponent College Misericordia on Friday, March 30th at Bob Reed Field, with first pitch set for 3:00. 

Buckland Pitches Wesley to Win in Opener
Wolverines Fall 10-4 in Second Game
DOVER, De. - Ryan Buckland (JR, Middletown, DE/Caravel) pitched a complete game four-hitter to help lift Wesley to a 6-2 win in game one over conference opponent Arcadia University (6-3, 3-1), in baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Bob Reed Field.  The Wolverines lost game two by a final score of 10-4.  Wesley now stands at 14-6 overall and 3-2 in conference play.  Buckland gave up only 1 earned run, while striking out 5 for his 4th win on the season.  In the opener, Wesley was able to put three runs on the board after two quick outs to start the inning.  Dan Bunnion (JR, Blackwood, NJ/Highland Regional) singled home two runs in the inning, and Cody Pidgeon (SR, Barnegat, NJ/Southern Regional) then answered with an RBI single to give Wesley a quick 3-0 lead.  Wesley then scored 2 more runs in bottom half of the third inning to take a 5-0 lead, before Arcadia scored in the top of the 5th inning.  AJ Jacobs (SR, Wilmington, DE/McKean) then hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Wesley an insurance run and a 6-1 lead.  Arcadia plated 1 more run in the top half of the seventh for the final tally in the opener.  Stu Madden (SO, Langhorne, PA/Neshaminy) and Shane Mitchell (SO, Harrington, DE/Lake Forest) were both 2-for-3 in the game, with Madden adding an RBI.

In the nightcap, Wesley was led by Bunnion who was 2-for-4 with 1 run scored, 1 RBI, and 2 doubles.  Madden also added an RBI in game two, as Arcadia committed 6 errors in the game, but out-hit Wesley 13-6.  Arcadia jumped out to a 6-0 lead, before Wesley cut the lead to 6-4, but would get no closer the rest of the game.  The Wolverines will travel to Arcadia on Monday, March 26th for a single-game, starting at 3:00 PM.  Photos: Top Right, Ryan Buckland in Game One, Bottom Left, Dan Bunnion in Game Two

Wolverines' Bats Wake-Up in Nightcap
Wesley Splits Doubleheader with Marywood
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (13-5, 2-1) split their doubleheader with Marywood University (2-7, 1-2) on Saturday afternoon at Bob Reed Field, losing game one by a final score of 2-1 and winning 12-1 in game two.  After out-hitting the Pacers in game one 7-4, but only putting up one run, the Wesley bats awoke in the second game and followed with the runs to answer for the win.  In game one, Wesley was led by Kevin Ellis (JR, Newark, DE/Christiana) and Josh Gould (SR, Greenwich, NJ/Cumberland Regional) each having 2 hits in the game, while AJ Jacobs (SR, Wilmington, DE/McKean) was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

In game two, Wesley pounded out 15 hits and 5 doubles en-route to the win in the nightcap.  Stu Madden (SO, Langhorne, PA/Neshaminy) was 4-for-4 with 3 RBI's and 3 runs scored and Corey Huemmer (SR, Abingdon, MD/Eastern Tech) was 4-for-5 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI's, and 3 doubles.  Mike Dombrosky (SO, Bridgeport, NJ/Paulsboro) picked up his 2nd win of the season on the mound, pitching 5 innings, giving up 4 hits, and striking out 2.  Ellis and Jacobs had 2 hits, with Ellis adding 2 RBI's and Jacobs driving in 1.  Scott Marshall (SO, Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) was 2-for-2 with 3 runs scored.

Wesley will host Arcadia University on Sunday, March 25th in a twin-bill, with first pitch at 12:00 PM at Bob Reed Field.  Photo: Kevin Ellis

5-Run 5th Inning Leads Wesley to Win
DOVER, De. - After an eleven day lay-off, Wesley opened up conference play on Friday afternoon, defeating Marywood University (3-5, 0-1) by a final score of 5-2, in baseball action at Bob Reed Field.  The Wolverines now 12-4 overall and 1-0 in conference play, scored all of their 5 runs in the 5th inning and had a strong pitching performance from Sean McDevitt (FR, New Castle, DE/Red Lion) to lead the Wolverines to the win.  McDevitt pitched 7 innings, giving up 3 hits, 1 earned run, and struck out 6 for his second win of the season.

After Marywood grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning, Wesley scored their 5 runs in the bottom half of the 5th inning on 3 hits and 1 Pacer error.  Josh Gould (SR, Greenwich, NJ/Cumberland Regional) had a 2-RBI single in the inning, while Corey Huemmer (SR, Abingdon, MD/Eastern Tech) had an RBI double for the Wolverines. 

Gould and Huemmer each had 1-hit apiece, while AJ Jacobs (SR, Wilmington, DE/McKean) was 1-for-3 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.  Dan Bunnion (JR, Blackwood, NJ/Highland Regional) and Cody Pidgeon (SR, Barnegat, NJ/Southern Regional) were both 1-for-2, with both scoring 1 run.  Wesley will host Marywood on Saturday, March 24th in a twin-bill beginning at 12:00 PM, at Bob Reed Field.  Wesley will be the visiting team in both games.  Photo: Sean McDevitt

Wolverines Falter to Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md. - Wesley College (11-4) traveled down Route 13 to non-conference opponent Salisbury University, falling to the Sea Gulls by a final score of 16-2, in baseball action on Monday afternoon.  The loss snaps Wesley's seven-game winning streak.  Salisbury had 6 doubles and 21 hits, while Wesley mustered only 5 hits on the day.

The Wolverines were led by Dan Bunnion (JR, Blackwood, NJ/Highland Regional) who went 2-for-4, and Grant Morlock (FR, Bel Air, MD/Fallston) was 1-for-3 with 1 run scored.  Scott Marshall (SO, Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial), who leads Wesley with a .575 batting average, had a 1-for-4 day with 1 run scored.  Ryan Buckland (JR, Middletown, DE/Caravel) suffered his second loss of the season surrendering 9 runs on 9 hits in 3 2/3 innings of work.

Wesley will get back into action on Sunday, March 18th as the Wolverines will open up Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) play, hosting Arcadia University in a twin-bill.  First pitch is set for 12:00 PM at Bob Reed Field.

Wolverines Pound out 28 Hits in Win
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (11-3) won their seventh straight game and pounded out 28 hits in a 22-5 non-conference win over Polytechnic University (0-3), in baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Bob Reed Field.  Thirteen players for Wesley recorded at least one hit on the day.  John Passwaters (JR, Bridgeville, DE/Woodbridge) won his third game of the season on the mound as he went 5 innings, striking out 6, giving up only 2 hits and 0 earned runs.  Josh Gould (SR, Greenwich, NJ/Cumberland Regional), Dan Bunnion (JR, Blackwood, NJ/Highland Regional) and Scott Marshall (SO, Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) led Wesley on the day with 4 hits apiece.  Bunnion led the Wolverines with 1 homerun, 4 RBI's and 3 runs scored.  Gould had 2 doubles with 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored and Marshall had 3 runs scored.  Corey Huemmer (SR, Abingdon, MD/Eastern Tech), Tyler Burns (FR, Dover, DE/Dover) and Grant Morlock (FR, Bel Air, MD/Fallston) all had 2 RBI's apiece in the Wesley win.

The Wolverines will travel to non-conference opponent Salisbury University on Monday, March 12th with the game-time set for 2:00 PM.

Wesley Takes Two from Polytechnic
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (10-3) won their sixth straight game, defeating Polytechnic University in two games by final scores of 5-2 and 4-0, in baseball action at Bob Reed Field, on Saturday afternoon.  Grant Morlock (FR, Bel Air, MD/Fallston) led Wesley in game one going 2-for-3 with 1 RBI, 1 run scored and 2 stolen bases.  Stu Madden (SO, Langhorne, PA/Neshaminy) was 1-for-2 with a double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored and also had 2 stolen bases, while Scott Marshall (SO, Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) and Corey Huemmer (SR, Abingdon, MD/Eastern Tech) both added 1 RBI apiece.  The Wolverines had 8 stolen bases in the game.

In game two, Wesley was led by Kevin Ellis' (JR, Newark, DE/Christiana) 3-for-3 performance.  Ellis had 2 runs scored, a double, 1 RBI and 3 stolen bases in the game and Marshall and Morlock were both 2-for-3.  Morlock added an RBI and run scored, while Madden had 1 RBI and a stolen base in the nightcap.

Wesley will host Polytechnic again in one 9-inning game on Sunday, March 11th at Bob Reed Field, with first pitch slated for 1:00 PM.

Wesley Goes 4-1 in Spring Break Trip
MYRTLE BEACH, Sc. - The Wesley College baseball team just finished its 2007 spring break trip in Myrtle Beach, SC, finishing the week 4-1.  After an opening loss to Olivet College by a final score of 14-9 on Monday, the Wolverines went 4-0 to finish off the week.  Wesley then defeated Emerson College by a final score of 12-1 and then defeated Olivet 11-4 on Tuesday.  Wesley had a 16-3 win over Emerson on Wednesday.  On Thursday, Wesley's final game of spring break, defeated Olivet in exciting fashion by a final score of 4-3 in 12 innings.  The Wolverines are currently 8-3 on the season.

Wesley will host Polytechnic University on Saturday, March 10th for two games, with first pitch slated for 12:00 PM at Bob Reed Field.

Wolverines Take Sweep of Penn State-Berks
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (4-2) swept a baseball doubleheader from Penn State-Berks (0-2) by final scores of 9-0 and 11-2, on Saturday afternoon at Bob Reed Field.  In the opener, Wesley was led by Josh Gould's (SR, Greenwich, NJ/Cumberland Regional) 4 hits.  Gould also added 2 runs scored and 1 RBI, while Dan Bunnion (JR, Blackwood, NJ/Highland Regional)was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI's and Corey Huemmer (SR, Abingdon, MD/Eastern Tech) was 2-for-3 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI's.  John Passwaters (JR, Bridgeville, DE/Woodbridge) took the win on the mound going 6 innings, striking out 5 and giving up only 2 hits.

In the nightcap, A.J. Jacobs (SR, Wilmington, DE/McKean), Kevin Ellis (JR, Newark, DE/Christiana) and Huemmer all had 2 hits apiece.  Huemmer had 3 runs scored and 2 RBI's and Scott Marshall (SO, Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) was 1-for-2 with a triple, 3 RBI's and 1 run scored.  Colin Warner (FR, Dagsboro, DE/Indian River) won on the mound after going 5 innings and striking out 7.

Wesley Loses Lead to Seahawks, Fall 6-4
ST. MARY'S, Md. - Wesley College (2-2) traveled to non-conference opponent St. Mary's College (4-3), losing to the Seahawks by a final score of 6-4, in baseball action on Thursday afternoon.  TheWolverines got on the board first when Scott Marshall (SO, Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) knocked in the first of his team's runs in the first inning.  Kevin Ellis (JR, Newark, DE/Delaware State) followed Mitchell's lead and drove in one of his own in the second.  Wesley scored their third run in the fourth inning when Stu Madden (SO, Langhorne, PA/Neshaminy) crossed the plate for an unearned run.

However, in the bottom of the sixth inning the momentum began to change in favor of the Seahawks.  Justin Rabon (FR, Charlotte Hall, MD/La Plata) knocked in two runs when he singled to right field, bringing St. Mary's within one.  Wesley pulled ahead again in the seventh when Marshall knocked in the second of his two runs of the game.  The Seahawks drove in three runs in the seventh leaving them with a 5-4 lead to answer right back.  Drew Willard (SR, Leonardtown, MD/Leonardtown) knocked in a pair of runs and second baseman Mike Lance (JR, Eldersburg, MD/Centennial) drove in one.  Catcher Mike Broccolino (SR, Millersville, MD/Old Mill) capped off the scoring in the eighth when he connected on a sac fly to bring home the final run of the game.

Marshall was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI's on the day, while Madden was 2-for-4 to lead the Wesley offense.  Ellis also added 1 RBI and both teams had 9 hits in the game.

Wolverines Split with Roanoke
SALEM, Va. - Wesley College (2-1) split their doubleheader with Roanoke College (1-2), in non-conference baseball action on Saturday afternoon, at Kiwanis Field.  Wesley lost the first game 9-4 and won the second game 12-6.  In game one, Josh Gould (SR, Greenwich, NJ/Cumberland Regional) was 3-for-4 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored and Corey Huemmer (SR, Abingdon, MD/Eastern Tech) was 2-for-4 with 1 run scored.  The Wolverines committed 6 errors in the game.

In the nightcap, Wesley was led by Cody Pidgeon's (SR, Barnegat, NJ/Southern Regional) 4-for-5 performance, 4 runs scored and 1 RBI.  Dan Bunnion (JR, Blackwood, NJ/Highland Regional) was 3-for-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's, while Grant Morlock (FR, Bel Air, MD/Fallston) was also 3-for-5 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored.

Baseball Game Cancelled for Sunday
DOVER, De. - The Wesley College baseball game scheduled for Sunday, February 25th at Roanoke College has been cancelled.  The doubleheader scheduled for Saturday, February 24th at Roanoke College is still on as scheduled.  First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 PM.

Wesley Opens up 2007 with Win over St. Mary's
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (1-0) defeated St. Mary's College of Maryland (0-2) by a final score of 12-5, in the Wolverines' baseball season opener, on Tuesday afternoon at Bob Reed Field.  Wesley received an impressive early season performance on the mound from Ryan Buckland (JR, Middletown, DE/Caravel) as he pitched 5 innings, giving up only 1 hit and striking out 5 along the way.  Scott Marshall (SO, Jackson, NJ/St. Francis College) was 2-for-3, with 3 RBI's, 2 runs scored and a triple to lead the Wesley offense.  Josh Gould (SR, Greenwich, NJ/Cumberland Regional) was 3-for-5 with 2 RBI's and Kevin Ellis (JR, Newark, DE/Delaware State) was 1-for-3 with 3 runs scored, 1 RBI and 6 stolen bases on the day.

Wesley went up early in the bottom half of the first inning as Marshall hit a base-clearing triple to put Wesley up 3-0 early.  Dan Bunnion (JR, Blackwood, NJ/Highland Regional) added an infield single in the inning, which plated 1 run to give the Wolverines a 4-0 lead after the first inning.  The Wolverines posted 2 and 3 runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings for a 9-1 lead heading into the 4th inning.  After scoring again in the bottom of the 5th, Wesley held control with a 10-1 lead and were never threatened the rest of the way.

The Wolverines had 11 hits on the day and committed only 1 error.  The Wesley pitchers combined for 9 strikeouts in the win.  Wesley will travel to Roanoke College on February 24th and 25th for doubleheaders on both days, in non-conference action.  First pitch is slated for 12:00 PM on both days.

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Wesley Baseball to host Winter Baseball Camp
The Wolverine Winter Baseball Camp will be held December 9th and 10th at Wesley West Indoor Facility on the campus of Wesley College. The morning session will run from 9:30-12:00 and will be for players age 7-12. The afternoon session will run from 1:00-3:30 and will be for players age 13-18. The cost is $75.00 and all campers will receive a t-shirt. For more information, please call the Wesley College Baseball Office at 302-736-2369.

Wesley Brings in Wealth of Talent
DOVER, De. - Wesley College baseball coach Tripp Keister has announced his recruiting class for the upcoming 2007 season, which includes 22 incoming student-athletes.  The 2006 Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Coach of the Year, Keister enters his second year as head coach, after helping lead Wesley to a 23-19 overall and 12-9 conference mark and earning Wesley's first berth into the conference tournament since 2001.

Colin Warner (RHP, Indian River), A.J. Subach (OF, Dickinson), Tyler Burns (1B/DH, Dover) and Steve Alexander (OF, William Penn) lead the list of incoming freshman, with each of these players being named as 2nd Team All-State selections in the state of Delaware.  Also making commitments are Jon Gemmill (RHP, Caesar Rodney), Sean McDevitt (LHP, Red Lion Christian), Dominic Gatto (RHP, Dover) and Jamie Turner (C, Middletown).  Grant Morlock, an infielder from Fallston High School in Maryland, is a first team All-County selection and brings a consistent bat and glove to the Wolverine infield after batting .320 his senior season.

The Wolverines have also brought in 4 transfers from Divsion I schools.  Ben Carter (2B, Caesar Rodney/Delaware State), Matt Carey (1B/P, Dover/Delaware State), Corey Huemmer (3B, Longwood University) and Scott Marshall (C/OF, St. Francis College (NY)) will also bring a wealth of experience to the Wolverine roster.  Both Carter and Carey played in over 20 games apiece for Delaware State, while Huemmer batted .277, with 4 homeruns and 21 RBI's in 2005, before sitting out 2006 due to injury at Longwood.  C.J. Nilsen (LHP, Salem Community College) and Justin Riggin (C, CCBC-Catonsville) are also key additions for the upcoming 2007 season.

"I am excited about this recruiting class because we have a mix of transfers and freshman who will have an immediate impact," stated Coach Keister.  "We addressed needs and I think we got some talented players who will be the cornerstone of this program. I am also happy about the nine local players and we will continue to recruit players from the state of Delaware."