Baseball 'Cats Fall Twice to Shepherd In MEC Twin Bill

Baseball 'Cats Fall Twice to Shepherd In MEC Twin Bill

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats were on the short end of a two-game series today with Shepherd University in Mountain East Conference baseball action at Hank Ellis Field.

The Bobcats dropped game one by an 8-4 score and lost the nightcap by a 10-0 margin.

Shepherd opened the scoring in game one with a solo home run by Tre Porter.

The Rams tacked on two more in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth to open up a 7-0 lead.

Wesleyan finally dented the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Logan Moneypenny drew a bases loaded walk to bring home Tre Kerns for their first run.

James Fraser hit a sacrifice fly that scored Corey Lynn for the second run and Riley Metz singled home Mike Logsdon (pictured) for the third run of the inning.

That made it a 7-3 contest.

Shepherd added a run in the top of the seventh to make it an 8-3 contest.

Kerns wrapped up the scoring for Wesleyan with a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh.

Kerns paced Wesleyan's offense with a double and a home run. He was the only player to have a multi-hit game in the opener.

Daniel Powell (0-2) suffered the loss on the mound for the Bobcats.

He started the game and went 3 2/3 innings allowing three runs on five hits.

Shepherd kept Wesleyan's offense in check during the second game as they picked up just five hits.

The Rams scored in every inning with the exception of the fourth inning.

Nick Jones had a solid game for the Bobcats going 2-for-3 at the plate. Logsdon, Fraser and Michael Bolla each had a hit as well in game two.

Moneypenny (0-1) started the game for Wesleyan and lasted two innings.

He gave up three earned runs on five hits.

The two losses left head coach Randy Tenney's club with a 13-12 record overall and a 12-12 mark in the MEC.

They will return to action this Saturday at Concord for a MEC doubleheader.

First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.

 

(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)