Wolverines Bats Come Alive to Earn First Win

Wolverines Bats Come Alive to Earn First Win

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. - The Wesley College Baseball team turned 20 hits into 17 runs as they thumped Greensboro College on Saturday afternoon to earn a 17-6 victory in eight innings as part of the Floyd Wilcox Memorial Tournament. 

Dre Jones and Trevor Mears each had four hits, four runs, and three RBI, while Christopher Seibert went 3-for-5 with a team-high four runs knocked in. Mike Calvarese added a 2-for-4 effort with a pair of RBI as well. Cody Simet earned the win on the mound, tossing six innings and allowing two earned runs (six total) on 10 hits while recording a pair of strikeouts. Alex Marrs and Collin Miller each tossed a scoreless inning of relief to close out the game. 

Wesley scored a run in the bottom of the first when Seibert drove in Jones with a two-out single, but allowed a pair of runs in the top of the second. Trailing 2-1, the Wolverine offense went for six runs in the second inning sending 10 batters to the plate and getting five hits while capitalizing on two Greensboro errors. Ron Morello and Chris Bramble opened the inning with back-to-back singles, and both came around to score on a Greensboro error. Two batters late Jones singled home Cody Dmiterchik to make it 4-2 , followed by an RBI single from Mears that brought home Eric Speidel. Seibert drove in Jones with a fielder's choice and Calvarese ripped a double to score Mears, making it 7-2 after two innings. 

From that point, the Wesley offense continued to smack the ball around, scoring four runs in the third and five more in the fourth. After four innings the Wolverines led 16-4. Greensboro scored twice in the top of the fifth, but Wesley answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth, making it 17-6. After eight innings the game was called for darkness, but the final score held as the Wolverines earned their first win of the season.

Wesley is now 1-1 and will take on Greensboro in a rubber match on Sunday before battling hosts Hampden-Sydney College later in the afternoon.