Wolverines make history in big season-opening win over Patriots

Photo by Ben Fulton Imagery
Photo by Ben Fulton Imagery

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College baseball team cruised to a 34-1 season-opening win over the University of Valley Forge Patriots on Thursday.

The 34-run outburst by Wolverines account for the most runs scored in a game in team history, besting the previous mark of 31 runs against Gallaudet on March 13, 2008.

Every starting position player had a hit in the contest and the Wolverines scored in every inning, picking up 18 runs in the third and 10 runs in the fourth innings. The game was called in the sixth inning due to darkness.

Trey Mears set a new record for the most runs batted in a single game. Mears drove in nine while going 5-for-6 with four runs scored, two doubles and two stolen bases.

Chris Seibert and Mike Calvarese each notched a double, three hits and three runs scored for the Wolverines while Calvarese knocked in five runs.

Chris Bramble crossed the plate four times while Edward Hogan and Mike Sabino added two hits and two runs scored.

Alex Marrs picked up the win for the Wolverines, striking out four in two innings.

The Wolverines (1-0) will continue their home stretch on Saturday when they take on the Norwich Cadets in a doubleheader. The first game is scheduled to start at noon.