The Wilmington University baseball team ended their four game losing streak on Thursday when the team defeated the Queen’s College (NY) Knights 8-0 at Lynn University.
As runs batted in ( RBIs) goes, there were five Wilmington hitters who hit RBIs and they were DH redshirt junior Eddie Nevins (1), senior left fielder Luke Johnson (2), senior catcher Frank Nigro (1), redshirt junior shortstop Dan Hyatt (2) and redshirt sophmore third baseman Brett Nowell (1).
Six WilmU players had runs in the win and they were senior first baseman Kendall Small (1), Nevins (2), Johnson (1), senior right fielder Matt Stepnoski (1), Hyatt (2) and Nowell (1).
Four Wilmington hitters gained a hit in the win and they were Nevins (1), Johnson (2),Nigro (2) and Hyatt (2).
Luke Johnson and Dan Hyatt each recorded a home run in the game.
Kendall Small and Brett Nowell each stole a base in Wilmington’s win.
On the pitching side, redshirt senior Brad Scull had a dominant game as he went eight innings,five hits, 11 strikeouts and earned the win.
Senior Justin Mears relived Scull in the ninth and he went one inning and recorded one strikeout.
Wilmington Strike First In Third Inning & Adds Another In the Fourth
Pitching dominated for the first two innings of the game as the scoreboard stayed silent as hitters on either team could not break through for a hit.
It all changed in the top of third inning when Wilmington took advantage of the Knight’s mistakes in the inning.
It started when Eddie Nevins would reach first base by a throwing error and then he would advance on a wild pitch from the Knights.
The next batter would be Frank Nigro and he would hit a single which scored Nevins to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.
In the top of the fourth inning, Dan Hyatt would get the hitting started for the Wildcats as hit a triple to center field. The next batter would be Brett Nowell and he would fly out to right field for a sacrifice fly which would score Hyatt to increase Wilmington’s lead to 2-0.
Wildcats Add Six Runs To Lead In Sixth Inning
The top of the sixth inning, the Wildcats poured on the runs as they grew the deficit for the Knights in the inning.
The first two runs of the inning came from Dan Hyatt who hit a home run to right field which scored Matt Stepnoski and himself to give the Wildcats a 4-0 lead.
The next run came from a double steal as Kendall Small stole second and Brett Nowell stole home to increase Wilmington’s lead to 5-0.
The next Wildcat up to bat was Eddie Nevins who singled to left center field which scored Small to give their team a 6-0 lead.
The last batter of the inning for Wilmington was Luke Johnson who would hit a home run to left center which scored Nevins and himself to increase the lead to 8-0.
The Wildcats starting pitcher Brad Scull continued to shut down the Knights hitters till the eight inning when his day was done as he went eight innings,five hits, 11 strikeouts and earned the win.
Senior Justin Mears relived Scull in the ninth and he went one inning, recorded one strikeout and would seal the 8-0 win.
Wilmington stays on the road as the team takes on Florida National University at St. Thomas University on March 8th at 1:00pm ET.