Wolverines Come up Short in Offensive Showcase

Wolverines Come up Short in Offensive Showcase

SALISBURY, Md. - In a game that featured a combined 35 runs scored on 44 total hits, the Wolverines came up short, falling 22-13 to the Salisbury University Sea Gulls in a Capital Athletic Conference contest on Wednesday afternoon.

Dre Jones went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI while Mike Calvarese, Eric Willey, and Joseph Hummel each ripped three hits as well. Nine different Wolverines recorded at least one hit on the day while eight different Wesley players drove in at least one run.

Cody Simet took the loss, his first of the season, pitching two innings. Connor Springsteen came in for a pair of innings and Nate Weir tossed four innings of relief allowing just one unearned run on two hits. 

Wesley got on the board in the first, taking a 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly from Christopher Seibert that scored Eric Speidel. The Sea Gulls regained the lead with eight runs in the first and second innings combined. 

The Wolverines added three more in the top of the third. Trey Mears, Mike Calvarese, and Hummel each ripped RBI singles to make it 8-4. Salisbury put up a nine-spot in the third, four more in the fourth, and another in the fifth to grow their lead. Wesley added one run apiece in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings to make it 22-7.

Weir entered in the sixth inning to shut down the Sea Gull offense, allowing the Wolverines a chance to get back in the game. The squad attempted to build a rally in the top of the eighth, scoring four runs on three hits. Eric Willey ripped an RBI single and came around to score on a wild pitch, while Speidel earned an RBI groundout and Jones drove one in on a single to left. After the eighth, Wesley trailed 22-11.

The Navy and White continued to cut into the lead in the ninth, adding two more runs to their total, but ran out of outs as the Sea Gulls earned the 22-13 victory.

The Wolverines are now 8-7 on the season, 2-2 in conference play. Wesley will look to rebound in a conference doubleheader on Saturday against Mary Washington. The Eagles are 14-6 on the season, but have lost all four of their conference contests.