Wesleyan Gets a 12-10 Win over Notre Dame in the Rain

Wesleyan Gets a 12-10 Win over Notre Dame in the Rain

SOUTH EUCLID – Batting the rain drops on the road today, the West Virginia Wesleyan baseball team outlasted Notre Dame College by a 12-10 score in Mountain East Conference action.

Game two was postponed by the weather.

Wesleyan limited Notre Dame to four hits but four Wesleyan pitchers walked 11 Falcon batters in wet conditions.

John Koon hit a sacrifice fly that scored Hunter Rotarius in the top of the first to give Wesleyan a 1-0 lead.

Notre Dame scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the second for a 2-1 advantage.

Wesleyan countered with a three-run third inning with all three runs being unearned to stake them to a 4-2 lead. Ryan Kiser and Eric Forbrick each had an RBI in the frame.

Notre Dame chased across one run in the bottom of the third and then three more in the fifth to grab a 6-4 lead.

Wesleyan erupted for a six-run sixth inning.

Koon had a bases-loaded walk for a RBI, Dominic Castello hit a two-run single, Kiser cracked a one-run single and Forbrick blasted a two-run triple to center field.

That returned the lead back to Wesleyan at 10-6.

Notre Dame scored four times to deadlock the game at 10-10 in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Wesleyan pulled the game out in the top of the seventh.

Castello came up with a huge two-run double to left field to break the tie.

Wesleyan reliever Chris Metrick kept Notre Dame off the scoreboard in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win.

The Bobcats outhit Notre Dame by an 11-4 margin.

Castello led the offense with a four-hit, five RBI day.

Kiser and Forbrick each had two hits.

Metrick earned the win tossing two innings of relief.

He improved his record to 2-0 as he allowed two earned runs on two hits.

Wesleyan improved to 8-15 overall and 6-3 in the MEC.

They will return to action at home on Sunday as they host Urbana in a league doubleheader.

First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

The 'Cats will make up the Notre Dame at home Monday morning at 11 a.m.