Baseball Scores 31 Runs in Sweep of Valley Forge

Baseball Scores 31 Runs in Sweep of Valley Forge

DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's baseball team scored 31 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Valley Forge on Sunday afternoon at Bob Reed Field.  Taking the opener, 14-3, before a 17-0 shutout in the nightcap, the Wolverines now stand at 3-9 on the season.

Cory Smith and KeAndre Jones both drove in five runs in the twinbill to lead Wesley while Connor Bowers had four RBIs in game two and both Trevor Mears and Matt Domian brought in three in the two games.  Tyler Hunter had a team-high four hits with five runs scored and four stolen bases.

On the mound, Andrew Weaver earned his first career win in game one, tossing five innings while allowing just one run on four hits.  Collin Miller gave up two runs in the sixth inning and Matt Horton pitched a scoreless seventh to seal the win.

In game two, Cody Simet was dominant, allowing just two hits while fanning six in his five innings of work.  Brad Walker and Nate Weir also worked scoreless innings in the sixth and seventh, respectively.

Wesley scored in the first four innings of the opener with a sacrifice fly by Smith in the first and a passed ball allowing Jones to score in the second.  Valley Forge got one run back in the third before the Wolverines erupted for five runs in the third, including a three-run home run by Jones.

The Navy & White added another three runs in the fourth as Smith drove in one with a double followed by a two-run home run by Domian.  The Patriots were able to get their final two runs in the sixth before Wesley tacked on another four runs in its half of the frame.

Game two was never in doubt as the Wolverines recorded four runs in the first and another five in the second to take a 9-0 lead.  Bowers delivered the big blow in the first with a three-run triple while Hunter, Smith and Domian drove in runs in the second and Mears drove in two with a double. 

Smith also homered in the fifth inning before the Navy & White rounded out the day with four runs in the sixth.

The Wolverines return to the diamond on Tuesday, March 24 at Stockton for a 3 pm start.