Eight-Run Stockton Fifth Hands Wesley Baseball Seventh Loss of Season

Eight-Run Stockton Fifth Hands Wesley Baseball Seventh Loss of Season

Galloway Township, NJ – The Wesley Baseball team drops their season record to 2-7 after Tuesday's offensive outburst from Stockton's Ospreys. The Wolverines kept closely behind Stockton's lead early on, only trailing by a run in the third. The Ospreys put the nail in Wesley's coffin, ultimately leading 12-2 by the end of the game. 

The Wolverines started out with a run in the top of the first on Jordan Marucci's sacrifice RBI. After the Osprey's tallied two runs in the bottom of the second, Marucci came up to bat again in the third and singled home Dustin Sutton from second base. Marucci would knock in the only two Wesley runs of the game.

Kevin Schmitt had pitched decently through four innings, only allowing three runs on five hits while striking out a Stockton batter along the way. He was pulled from the game for reliever Darin Matthews in hopes of keeping the game close. Unfortunately, Matthews surrendered eight runs on six hits within the longest inning of the game.

The Ospreys would score one last run in the eighth before the Wolverines would get their last at-bats during the ninth. Alexander Weber drew a walk with one out, but the next two batters went down to end the game. 

Joey Strazza would come on to pitch the last three innings, giving up just one run on one hit while striking out a pair of Ospreys.

Sutton and Marucci both went 2-4 on the day. Marucci batted in Wesley's only runs of the game, coming from Sutton's base running.

Wesley returns to Dover, Delaware to host Manhattanville on Saturday at Bob Reed Field. Game one is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. while game two's first pitch will come directly after at 3 p.m.