Baseball falls after late rally by Salisbury

Baseball falls after late rally by Salisbury

By: Bret LaGasse

SALISBURY, Md. – The Wesley College baseball team lost a heartbreaker at Salisbury on Wednesday, 4-3 when the Sea Gulls were able to pull off a two-out rally in the bottom of the ninth inning in Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) action.

After Salisbury scored first in the bottom of the second inning on a Scott Ardoin home run, Wesley nodded the game up at one in the top of the third when Will Barton singled through the right side to score Kyle Schneider from second base.

An inning later, William Foster doubled to right field to allow Cody Dmiterchick to score to give Wesley the 2-1 lead in the fourth inning.

Salisbury tied the game at two in the bottom of the sixth inning when Jack Decker scored on a two-out single by Will Gutekunst.

Jarrett Wallace put Wesley up 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning when he hit an RBI single to right field to bring Foster around to score.

With one runner on in the bottom of the ninth inning, Wesley foiled Salisbury's sacrifice bunt with a heads-up double play. Jordan Marucci field the bunt perfectly to get the runner out at first. Then, first baseman Michael Piccirillo made a heads-up play to realize the runner was going for third and threw the runner out at the third base.

A Justin Meekins single, a walk to Brad Keith and a Jack Berry hit by pitch filled the bases for Salisbury with two outs. Meekins tied the game when Cody Simet balked to bring Meekins in from third. A pitch after the balk, Decker hit a walk-off single down the right field line to allow Keith the score and allow Salisbury to steal the win from Wesley.

Alex Marrs pitched seven strong innings in the start for Wesley. Marrs allowed two runs off of seven hits, while striking out six batters and only walking three.

Foster tallied three hits, an RBI and a run scored while Barton recorded two hits and an RBI.

The Wolverines (6-9, 0-2 CAC) will look to bounce back in a CAC doubleheader against the Mary Washington Eagles on Saturday. First pitch at Bob Reed Field begins at noon.