The first day of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament saw Wilmington University continue to blaze through their competition as the team defeated the Jefferson University Rams on Thursday with a score of 2-1 at Municipal Stadium. WilmU extended their winning streak to eight on Thursday with the tournament win against the Rams.
As runs batted in ( RBIs) goes, there were two Wilmington hitters who hit RBIs and they were senior DH Luke Johnson (1) and redshirt senior second baseman Max Carney (1).
Two WilmU players had runs in the win and they were Wilmington’s redshirt junior shortstop Dan Hyatt (1) and redshirt junior left fielder Eddie Nevins (1).
Five Wilmington hitters gained a hit in the win and they were Hyatt (1), Nevins (1), Johnson (1), Carney (1) and and redshirt sophmore third baseman Brett Nowell (1).
Dan Hyatt recorded a stolen base in the 2-1 win against the Rams.
On the pitching side, four wildcats came to the mound and confused the Rams hitters for nine innings.
Wilmington’s redshirt senior pitcher Brad Scull had a solid outing, as he went six innings, three hits, one run, one earned run, three walks, four strikeouts and earned the win ( sixth win of the season).
Redshirt freshman pitcher Kyle Maxwell would come into the game to relieve Scull, as he went one inning, one hit,one walk and one strikeout.
The next pitcher in for Wilmington was redshirt senior pitcher Zach Frederick which he went one inning, one hit and one strikeout.
Dan Hyatt would come on the mound in the ninth to close the game which he went one inning, one strikeout and earned the save ( second save of the season).
Jefferson Scores First In the Fifth Inning
Fans of pitching duels should of loved this game because for the first four innings, neither team could buy a hit off the opposing pitcher.
In the top of the fifth inning, Jefferson would change that as the team would be the first one to put a run on the scoreboard.
The run came from Richard Joa as he flied out to center field for a sacrifice fly which would allow Cole Kriger to score to give the Rams a 1-0 lead.
Wilmington Scores Two In Sixth, As Pitching Closes The Deal
It may have taken the Wildcats six innings to break their silence on the scoreboard but the team did it in a big way in the top of the sixth.
The Wildcats would score two runs in the inning, the first run came from Luke Johnson who flied out to right field for a sacrifice fly which would allow Dan Hyatt to score. Hyatt’s run tied the game up at one run each in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The next batter up would be Max Carney who would hit a single to right field which scored Eddie Nevins to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead.
After the sixth inning, Wildcats starter Brad Scull day was done as he exited with a solid performance, as he went six innings, three hits, one run, one earned run, three walks, four strikeouts and earned the win.
Kyle Maxwell would come into the game to relieve Scull, as he went one inning, one hit,one walk and one strikeout.
In the eighth inning, it would be Zach Frederick who dominate for the Wildcats as he went one inning, one hit and one strikeout.
In the ninth inning, the Wildcats called on Dan Hyatt to close the door on the win which he did just that as he went one inning, one strikeout and earned the save.
Wilmington will take on Dominican College on March 10th at 12:00 PM ET in day two of the CACC tournament.