Wesley College’s baseball team began their home schedule on Saturday by facing the St. Joseph’s Brooklyn College Bears and came up with mixed results in the doubleheader. The Wolverines took an 8-4 loss in the first game and in the second game it was ruled tied at 5-5 after the eighth inning due to darkness.
Game two is the one we are going to focus on as Wesley did come up with a tie in that game.
As runs batted in ( RBIs) go, there were two Wesley College players who hit an RBI and they were senior DH William Musser (1) and sophomore left fielder Kevin Schmitt (1).
The Wolverines had five players who scored runs in the game and they were sophomore third baseman Jordan Marucci (1), senior right fielder William Foster, (1), Schmitt (1), center fielder sophomore Cory Joines (1), and freshman shortstop DaQuan Jefferson (1).
Eight Wesley hitters gained a hit in the tie and they were sophomore first baseman Jason Boc (1), Musser (2), Marucci (1), Foster (1), junior catcher John Joines (1), Schmitt (1), Cory Joines (1) and Jefferson (1).
Kevin Schmitt also recorded a stolen base in the tie against St. Joseph’s.
On the pitching side, freshman pitcher Dustin Sutton had a decent game with five innings pitched, six hits, three runs, three earned runs, two walks, two strikeouts, and one home run.
Freshman pitcher David Whitlock came into the game to relieve Sutton and went two innings, three hits, two runs, two earned runs, three walks, two strikeouts, and one home run.
St. Joseph’s Strikes First In The Third & Wesley Answers In the Fourth Inning
In the first two innings, neither lineup had anything going as the pitching ruled but in the third inning that would change thanks to the Bears.
In the top of the third inning, St. Joseph’s Anthony Palermo would single up the middle which would score his teammate Adam Schwartz and give his team a 1-0 lead.
Wesley’s first run of the game came in the bottom of the fourth inning from Kevin Schmitt who reached on a fielder’s choice to the shortstop which scored Jordan Marucci to tie the game at one.
Bears Palermo Homers & Wesley Adds One In Fifth Inning
In the fifth inning, Palermo was back at it again as this time he homered to left field which scored his teammate Chris Zinser and himself to give the Bears a 3-1 lead.
Wesley would answer back in the bottom of the fifth inning with William Musser hitting a single up the middle which scored DaQuan Jefferson to decrease the Bears’ lead to 3-2.
Bears Add One & Wesley Adds Three In the Sixth Inning
In the top of the sixth, Wesley’s starting pitcher Dustin Sutton’s day was done as he went five innings pitched, six hits, three runs, three earned runs, two walks, two strikeouts, and one home run.
Sutton would be relieved by David Whitlock who went two innings, three hits, two runs, two earned runs, three walks, two strikeouts, and one home run.
At the top of the sixth inning, the Bears would add one more as Michael Gonzalez would fly out to the center field for a sacrifice fly which would score Matthew Trudden to increase their team’s lead to 4-2.
Wesley would answer back in a big way in the bottom of the sixth, as the team would score three runs to take a late-game lead.
The first run came from a wild pitch which allowed William Foster to score and decrease the Bears’ lead to 4-3.
The next run came from another wild pitch as this would allow Kevin Schmitt to score and would tie the game up at 4-4.
The last run of the inning for Wesley came from a throwing error that allowed Cory Joines to score and gave the Wolverines a 5-4 lead.
The last run of the game would be from the Bears’ William DeLuca who homered to left field in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game at five.
The game was called in the eighth inning due to darkness.
Wesley continues their home schedule tomorrow as the team takes on Oswego at 11:00am ET.