ARLINGTON, Va. – Wesley College's baseball team dropped a pair of high-scoring Capital Athletic Conference games at Marymount, 8-6/16-13, on Saturday afternoon at Burch Stadium. The Wolverines fall to 1-9 overall and 1-5 in the CAC while the saints improve to 8-5 on the year with a 4-2 mark in league play.
For the second time this season, Speidel led off the game with a leadoff home run but Marymount quickly evened it up with a run in its half of the frame.
Domian gave the Wolverines a 2-1 lead in the second, touching the plate as KeAndre Jones grounded into a double play. The advantage was shortly-lived as the Saints scored three in their half of the inning but Domian got Wesley to within 4-3 with a two-out solo blast in the fourth, and Gobright tied it with a solo shot in the fifth and Tyler Hunter drove in Stan Zulkowski later in the inning, fiving the Wolverines a 5-4 lead.
Marymount equaled Wesley with two runs in fifth to retake a 6-5 advantage but Trevor Mears evened the score with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The Saints got their final two runs on a pair of solo home runs in the eighth off relief pitcher Alex Marrs and the Wolverines went down in order in the ninth.
Each of Wesley's first four hitters: Speidel, Hunter, Cory Smith and Mears had two hits each in the sloppy nightcap which featured nine combined errors while Mears drove in a team-high three runs. Smith and Gobright also had two RBIs apiece.
Wesley erupted for five runs in the first inning on an RBI single by Smith, a two-run double by Mears, an RBI single by Domian and a sacrifice by Gobright.
Once again, Marymount was able to respond, this time with three runs but the Wolverines tacked on a run in the second and third innings on RBIs by Mears and Gobright to give Wesley a 7-3 advantage.
The Saints tied the score with four runs in the fourth and took a 10-7 lead with three more runs in the fifth.
The Navy & White then got another five runs in the sixth to take a 12-10 advantage which was cut in half after the Saints half of the inning and Marymount then took a 16-12 lead with five runs of its own in the eighth. Wesley was able to get one run in the ninth but was unable to capitalize more on the Saints miscues.
Rob Mills took the loss for Wesley in game two, allowing five runs over the final 2.1 innings.
Wesley will look to regroup when it hosts Valley Forge on Sunday, March 22 in a 1 pm doubleheader.