'Cats Split Saturday with Mt. Lions

'Cats Split Saturday with Mt. Lions

Photography by Pete Galarneau, Jr.

Buckhannon, W.Va.  --  The West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcat baseball and softball teams were home the past two days hosting a pair of MEC double-headers.  The basebal team would split with the Concord Mt. Lions today, winning game two 6-2, however falling in both contests Friday.  The women's softball team would split Friday's double-header with the Falcons of Fairmont State before swiping both games on Senior Day at Culpepper Field Saturday afternoon.

It looked like a repeat of Friday afternoon after senior Zach Oliver was pinned with the 11-2 loss to the strong Concord Mt. Lions Saturday at Hank Ellis Field but Michael Logsdon went 4-4 and scored a run as Chris Hall earned the 6-2 victory.  Hall would go the entire game allowing only one earned scattering five hits in the win.  Third baseman Corey Lynn would go 2-4 with a RBI and run scored and Michael Bolla would add a RBI and cross the plate once as well in a 2-3 plate performance.  The Bobcats will return home, Wednesday, to host Ohio Valley at 5:00pm.

After suffering only her third loss of the season to the Fairmont State Falcons Friday afternoon, senior Jacqui Omichinski would bounce back for a spectacular finish to close her home career at Wesleyan compiling two home runs, the first of which was the game one winner, and another victory pitching.  

Senior Jessica Griffin would start game one but Kristina Nelson would earn the victory in the eight inning affair.  Right fielder Olivia Gore would first go deep for the Bobcats before Wesleyan found themselves knotted at 3-3 headed to the bottom of the 8th.  It was Gore, again, who doubled before Omichinski would smack a two-run, walk-off, homer sending the 'Cats to the 5-3 victory.  The Bobcats would complete the two game sweep bringing their two dayrecord to 3-1.  Omichinski would earn the pitching victory as well as hit another homerun in the bottom of the 3rd.  The team now heads to Glenville State on Tuesday in the first of a three game road trip.