Baseball Team Wins Eighth Straight; Sweeps Fairmont State

Baseball Team Wins Eighth Straight; Sweeps Fairmont State

BRIDGEPORT – The West Virginia Wesleyan baseball team hiked their winning streak to eight games after another sweep of the Fairmont State Falcons here today in a Mountain East Conference doubleheader.

Wesleyan took the first game by a 19-9 score and the second outing by a 4-3 margin.

The doubleheader sweep improves the record of head coach Randy Tenney and his Bobcats to 11-8 overall and 10-8 in the MEC.

The first game was a wild affair.

Wesleyan had a huge first inning scoring six runs in the top of the first and Logan Moneypenny knocked home Nick Jones in the second to give Wesleyan a 7-0 advantage.

Fairmont State though wouldn't let Wesleyan cruise to a win.

The Falcons scored twice in their half of the second and five in the third to deadlock the game at 7-7.

Fairmont State scored two more in the top of the fourth to take a 9-7 advantage.

Wesleyan stopped Fairmont State's nine answered runs with four runs of their own in the top of the fifth to return the lead to the 'Cats at 11-9.

Wesleyan had a huge sixth inning chasing across six runs to take a 17-9 lead.

The Bobcats added two more runs in the top of the seventh for their 19-9 win.

The 19 runs was a season-high for the 'Cats.

They collected 16 hits in the win.

Michael Logsdon went five-for-six at the plate while Jones had three hits and Riley Metz and Tre Kerns each had two.

Wesleyan threw six pitchers in the game.

Austin Boam picked up the win to improve his record to 3-0.

In game two, James Fraser drew a bases load walk that scored Kerns in the top of the first to give Wesleyan a 1-0 lead.

Fairmont State scored twice in their half of inning for a 2-1 lead.

The Falcons scored again in the bottom of the third to extend their lead to 3-1.

Metz had a run-producing single that scored Logsdon in the top of the fifth to bring Wesleyan to within one at 3-2.

In the top of the sixth Wesleyan tied the game when Moneypenny scored Ryan Rado with a single.

Wesleyan scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh when David Blake singled home Rado.

Logsdon had two of Wesleyan's six hits in the game-two win.

Metz threw a complete game to earn the victory.

He allowed three earned runs on four hits and struck out 10.

Wesleyan will return to action next Saturday when they entertain West Virginia State for a doubleheader.

First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.