ST. DAVID'S, Pa. - The Wesley College Baseball team took an early four-run lead and nearly gave it away, but earned a 7-6 win over Eastern University on Monday afternoon to earn their ninth consecutive victory.
Mike Calvarese had three hits while Joe Hummel ripped a pair with two RBI and Christopher Seibert launched a home run. KeAndre Jones finished with an RBI but saw his 19-game hitting streak come to an end with an 0-for-4 performance at the plate.
Alex Marrs got the start and went six innings allowing just two earned runs on five hits to earn the victory. Nate Weir and Aaron Briggs each made relief appearances before Andrew Weaver came on to pitch the eighth and ninth innings to earn the six-out save.
Wesley jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the second inning, cashing in on three hits and an Eagles error. Calvarese began the inning by wearing an inside pitch before Ron Morello and Hummel ripped back-to-back doubles to bring in two runs. Cody Dmiterchik cracked an RBI single two batters later and Jones hit a sac fly to bring home another run making it 4-0.
The Eagles got to Marrs in the sixth for a pair of runs, but Wesley backed him up with the offense. Seibert crushed a solo home run to dead center in the seventh inning to make it 5-2, and Wesley scored two more on a pair of miscues by the Eagles' defense in the eighth to make it 7-2.
Eastern scored a pair of runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to make it a one-run game. With runners on second and third and two outs, Andrew Weaver fanned the Eagles' final batter to close out the game, earn the save, and keep the Wesley winning streak alive.
Wesley moves to 18-12 on the season and will take on Capital Athletic Conference opponent St. Mary's College on Wednesday.