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Wilmington University had no problem scoring in their two wins against the Nyack College Warriors on Tuesday as they won game one with a score of 25-0 and game two 11-3.
Game One Stats (25-0 win vs Nyack)
The RBIs in the game came from senior center fielder Dom Fiorentino (1), redshirt sophomore catcher Brock Nowell (2), freshman catcher Erik Molinaro (1), redshirt junior right fielder Quintin Ivy (6), freshman third baseman Shawn Haut (5), redshirt senior designated hitter Dan Hyatt (1), freshman first baseman JJ Killen (4), sophomore left fielder Nic Hertzfeld (2), and freshman shortstop Steve Cornog (1).
Thirteen Wildcats had runs in the win, which were Fiorentino (2), freshman left fielder Jack McDonald (1), Nowell (2), Molinaro (1), Ivy (4), Haut (2), freshman third baseman Adrian Jimenez (1), Hyatt (3), redshirt freshman right fielder Ryan Speed (1), Killen (3), Hertzfeld (1), Cornog (2), and redshirt junior second baseman Joey Cautillo (2).
The Wilmington hitters gained 24 hits in the win, which were Fiorentino (2), Nowell (1), Molinaro (2), Ivy (4), Haut (3), Hyatt (3), Ryan Speed (1), Killen (3), Hertzfeld (1), Cornog (2), and Cautillo (1).
Hyatt and Killen each stole a base in the blowout win.
Ivy and Killen each hit a home run in the win.
On the pitching side, redshirt sophomore pitcher Kyle Maxwell was solid in the win as he went five innings, gave up three hits, three walks, five strikeouts, and earned the win.
Freshman pitcher Lance Hinton came in for Maxwell as he went one inning, gave up one hit, one walk, and one strikeout.
Ivy not only scored runs in this game, but he finished it by pitching one inning, three walks, and two strikeouts.
Game one recap
Wildcats scored two runs in the first inning
The first scoring inning of the game started with Brock Nowell getting hit by a pitch and Quintin Ivy hitting a double to right field.
Shawn Haut would be the next batter up as he hit in two runs with a single, which scored Ivy and Nowell to give Wilmington a 2-0 lead.
Wilmington scored seven runs in the second inning
This is not football, but the Wildcats scored a touchdown in the second inning as the team scored seven runs.
The first run in the inning for WilmU came when Brock Nowell hit a single to the right side of the field, which would score Steve Cornog to push their team’s lead to 3-0.
Quintin Ivy would be the next batter up as he hit a single to the left side of the field, and he would advance to second base on an error by Nyack’s left fielder. Ivy’s single would let Joey Cautillo score to give Wilmington a 4-0 lead in the third inning.
Shawn Haut would come up to the plate next as he hit a two-RBI single to left-center, which would allow Ivy and Nowell to score to expand the Wildcats’ lead to six runs.
Three batters later, JJ Killen would hit a single to third base, and he would advance to second on a throwing error by Nyack’s third baseman. Haut would score on Nyack’s mistake, which gave WilmU a 7-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning.
Two plays later, Killen would advance to third on a wild pitch, and Dan Hyatt scored on the wild pitch to extend their team’s lead to eight runs.
The last run of the inning for Wilmington came when Steve Cornog hit a single up the middle of the field, which would score Killen to put the lead at nine runs.
WilmU scores one run in the third inning
The bottom of the third inning was the only inning in this game where the Wildcats did not score multiple runs.
The only run in this inning came when Brock Nowell would hit a sacrifice fly (flown out to right-center field), which allowed Dom Fiorentino to score to push Wilmington’s lead to 10-0.
Wildcats score NINE RUNS in the fourth inning
JJ Killen would get the scoring started in the bottom of the fourth inning as he hit a two-run home run which gave WilmU a 12-0 lead.
Four batters later, Dom Fiorentino would hit a single down the right-field line, which would score Nic Hertzfeld to give Wilmington a 13-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Two batters later, Quintin Ivy would hit a two-out double down the left-field line, which would bring Fiorentino and Joey Cautillo home to push the Wildcats’ lead to 15-0.
After Ivy advanced to third on a wild pitch, Shawn Haut would come up to the plate as he would hit a triple, which would score Ivy to extend their team’s lead to 16-0.
Dan Hyatt was the next batter up as he would hit a single to the right side of the field, which allowed Haut to score to give Wilmington a 17-0 lead in the fourth inning.
The last runs of the fourth inning for the Wildcats came when Hertzfeld hit a two-out double to center field, which allowed Killen and Hyatt to score to give them a 19-0 lead.
Wilmington adds four more runs in the fifth inning
After five scoreless innings, the Wildcats starting pitcher Kyle Maxwell would end his day with three hits, three walks, five strikeouts and earned the win.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, WilmU would continue to add to their already dominating lead by scoring four more runs.
Quintin Ivy would start off the scoring in the fifth inning as he hit a two-run home run to expand Wilmington’s lead to 21 runs.
Three batters later, JJ Killen would hit a double to the right-center field, which would score Ryan Speed and Adrian Jimenez to push WilmU’s lead to 23 runs.
WilmU wins 25-0!
In the top of the sixth inning, Lance Hinton would come in for Kyle Maxwell as he went one inning, gave up one hit, one walk, and one strikeout.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Wildcats would score two more runs to their crazy lead.
The first run of the sixth inning would come when Erik Molinaro would hit a single to the left-center field, which would score Steve Cornog to give Wilmington a 24-0 lead.
The last run of the game came when Quintin Ivy hit a sacrifice fly (flew out to center field), which would bring home Jack McDonald to give their team a 25-0 lead.
Ivy would pitch the top of the seventh, which he went one inning, three walks, two strikeouts, and sealed the blowout 25-0 win!
Now let’s talk about game two.
Let’s get into the full game: click below for the full recap.