Griffin pitches eight innings in the win
DOVER, Del. — Visiting Washington College used a three run sixth inning to defeat their Delmarva rivals Wesley College for the second time this week 3-2 in a non-conference baseball game on Bob Reed Field in Dover, Delaware. The Shoremen improve to 13-2-1 with the win, while the Wolverines drop to 9-11 with the loss.
Washington College 3, Wesley 2
How It Happened
- Washington threatened in the first inning, but stranded runners on first and third. Wesley's best early chance came in the bottom of the third when the Wolverines put runners on second and third, but could not score.
- The Shoremen then loaded the bases in the top half of the fourth, but could not push a run across. Both teams had five hits apiece through four innings, but no runs.
- Wesley got on the board in the bottom half of the fifth when Trey Mears hit a two out single to center field to plate Eric Speidel, who reached on a dropped third strike with two outs before advancing to third base on a passed ball, then a wild pitch.
- The Shoremen took the lead for good with three runs in the top half of the sixth. Junior Logan Dubbé grounded into a double play with the bases loaded, scoring freshman Aaron Barclay, followed by an RBI single to center field by sophomore Wes Robertson to score junior Charlie Meder. Freshman Luke D'Ostilio followed with an RBI single to left field to score Robertson to make it 3-1 Shoremen.
- Wesley made it a 3-2 game in the bottom of the sixth when Eric Willey hit an infield single with two outs to score Mike Calvarese, who reached on an error to start the inning.
- Wesley put two runners on base in the bottom of the eighth inning, but failed to score.
- The Wolverines got the potential tying run to second base in the bottom of the ninth, but Washington sophomore Brian Kasey got Mears to line out to sophomore shortstop Joe Lozupone to end the game.
For the Shoremen (13-2-1)
- Hitting: Robertson (1-for-2, RBI, run, 2 walks), D'Ostilio (1-for-5, RBI, stolen base), Meder (run, walk), Barclay (run, 2 walks), Brian Baquer (2-for-5), Evan Hirschbaum (2-for-5)
- Pitching: Billy Griffin (win, 2-0, 8 innings, 7 hits, 2 unearned runs, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts), Kasey (save, 1, 1 inning, 1 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout)
- The Shoremen pounded out nine hits in the win, drew five walks, and left 11 runners on base.
- Washington committed two defensive errors in the game, leading to both of Wesley's runs.
For Wesley (9-11)
- Hitting: Mears (2-for-5, double, RBI), Calvarese (2-for-3, run), Willey (2-for-4, RBI), Speidel (1-for-5, run)
- Pitching: Andrew Weaver (loss, 2-2, 6 innings, 8 hits, 3 unearned runs, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts), Nate Weir (3 innings, 1 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk)
- The Wolverines collected eight hits in the loss, drew two walks, and left 10 runners on base.
- Wesley committed two defensive errors in the contest, leading to all three Washington runs
- Of the 17 total hits in the game, only one was an extra base hit, a double by Mears in the bottom of the first inning.
- All 5 runs scored in the game were unearned runs
- Washington has now won the last three meetings against Wesley and leads the series 22-17
- In the first game between the two teams this season on Tuesday afternoon, a game played at Athey Baseball Park which the Shoremen won 14-10, Washington also took the lead for good in the sixth inning of that contest.
Up Next for the Shoremen
3/25 v. Bard - 3:30 p.m. (non-conference game)
-Will be the first of a 3 game series for the Shoremen against Bard this weekend, as the teams will also play a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon beginning at noon.