Wesley’s Bats Silenced in Home Opener versus Alfred State

Wesley’s Bats Silenced in Home Opener versus Alfred State

GAME ONE

Dover, DE – Despite only giving up five hits to Alfred St., Wesley dropped its home opener for the 2020 season 7-0. The Wolverines could only get three hits on the board for the entire game and couldn't find any way to get runs across the plate. 

With two outs in the top of the 1st, starting pitcher Hunter Barr walked two batters and hit one, finding himself in a bases loaded jam early on. Alfred St. pounced on the scoring opportunity with a two-run double to left field and an RBI single to center. Wesley trailed 3-0 at the end of the inning.

Barr threw no-run ball for the next two innings, but the Pioneers quickly got on base with two walks and a single. After an RBI fly out, Alfred St. scored three runs on a devastating home run. This would be the last time the Pioneers scored until the end of the game. 

Wesley failed to get any runs across the plate, only amounting three hits and four men on base during Alfred St.'s onslaught.

Barr gave up all Alred St.'s five hits and seven runs. Relief pitcher Joey Strazza pitched 2.2 innings and struk out 3 while giving up no runs.

Catcher John Joines went 1-2 with a walk during the rout.

Dropping game one of the double header, the Wolverines look to put some runs on the board during game two.

 

GAME TWO

The baseball team dropped their second game of the day against Alfred St. on Saturday 10-3, moving their record to 0-2 on their first day of the season. The team combined for eight hits but couldn't outscore the Pioneers in the onslaught.

Cole Edwards would pitch three innings while giving up six hits and earning four runs. He struck out two and moves to 0-1 on the season. 

Wesley started off strong with a run in the 2nd inning off of Kevin Schmitt's RBI single, but Alfred St. responded in the 3rd with a two-run homerun, an RBI triple, and a sacrifice fly to make the score 4-1.

After Alfred St. scored two in the top of the 5th, The Wolverines got some rhythm together on a fielder's choice and an RBI single from Kyle Schneider. It would mark the last scoring inning by Wesley for the rest of the game as Alfred St. went on to score two runs in the 6th and 7th each.

Schmitt went 2-3 and knocked in a run in the 2nd. Jordan Marucci went 2-4 in the rout as well.

The Wolverines hope to find their offensive groove during their double-header next Saturday against Cairn at home. The first game will start at 12 p.m. while the second will start at 3 p.m.