Barton, Seibert smack homers in baseball’s split with Neumann

Barton, Seibert smack homers in baseball’s split with Neumann

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College baseball team split a twin-bill with the Neumann Knights on Saturday.

Neumann's five-run seventh inning carried the Knights to a 6-5 win over Wesley.

Alex Marrs pitched six strong innings in his start in the first game. Marrs carried a no-hitter until the fifth inning. He struck out seven and allow allowed a run on two hits and two walks.

Chris Seibert, Michael Piccirillo and John Joines each collected two hits. Seibert notched a double and scored twice. Joines and Piccirillo drove in a run apiece.

Wesley bounced back in the second game and picked up a 7-3 win over Neumann.

Seibert and Will Barton opened the second and third innings with leadoff home runs to get Wesley started in Game Two.

In the fourth inning, Jason Boc came around to score on a throwing error by the Neumann pitcher.

After Neumann scored two runs in the sixth, Wesley answered back with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Deshawn Aiken knocked a two-RBI single to right field to bring around Boc and Joines. Jarrett Wallace then scored when Aiken stole second and the Neumann pitcher threw the ball away. Barton then followed with an RBI groundout to plate Aiken to make it a 7-2 game in favor of Wesley.

Neumann added a run in the bottom of the seventh, but Cody Simet stymied the Neumann comeback attempt to clinch the doubleheader split.

Simet struck out a season-high eight batters in a complete-game effort to earn his second win of the season.

Seibert went 2-for-3 with his second home run of the season on a bomb to right field. Barton hit his first homer of the season and drove in a pair of runs. Aiken notched two RBIs from the nine-hole in the win.

The Wolverines (4-6) will be back in action on Sunday when they host the Valley Forge Patriots in a doubleheader starting at noon.