Baseball Cats' Earn Split With Wheeling Jesuit

Baseball Cats' Earn Split With Wheeling Jesuit

WINTER HAVEN (Fla.) – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats split a non-conference doubleheader with the Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals Monday during action on their spring break tour.

Wesleyan dropped the first game by a 3-2 score but came back to win the second outing by a 5-4 score.

The first game was scoreless until the top of the fifth when Wesleyan scored on a pair of triples. Tre Kerns had the first triple and the scored on a triple by Ryan Rado.

Wheeling Jesuit chased across two run in their half of the fifth to take a 2-1 lead.

Wesleyan tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the sixth inning when Michael Logsdon singled home Greg Smith.

Wheeling Jesuit scored the game-winner in the bottom of the eight when Wesleyan hit a Cardinal batter with the bases load.

Seven different players had a hit for the Bobcats.

Riley Metz suffered the loss as he faced four batters in the bottom of the eighth.

In the second game, Wheeling Jesuit was up 2-0 before Wesleyan scored in the bottom of the third when Antonio Vega (pictured) scored on a passed ball.

Wheeling Jesuit scored twice in the top of the fourth for a 4-1 lead.

Wesleyan countered with a pair of runs in their half of the fourth when Dominic Castello tripled home Metz and then scored on a Wheeling Jesuit error. That made it a 4-3 contest.

Wesleyan tied the game in the bottom of the fifth when Logsdon tripled home James Fraser.

The Bobcats won it in the bottom of the ninth.

John Koon started the inning with a double and then Logsdon doubled to centerfield bringing home Kook with the winning run.

Logsdon and Metz each had two of the nine hits for Wesleyan.

Andrew Ornes picked up the win throwing two innings of relief, allowing just one hit and fanning two.

Wesleyan (2-3) will play Seton Hill Tuesday and Lewis University on Wednesday.


(Photo courtesy of Leah Ripley)