Metz Improves to 5-0 As 'Cats Takes Game Two From CU

Metz Improves to 5-0 As 'Cats Takes Game Two From CU

ATHENS – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats let one get away from them here in game one against the Concord Mountain Lions in a Mountain East Conference baseball doubleheader.

The 'Cats led by a 6-2 score going into the bottom of the fourth inning but wound up dropping a 14-8 contest.

Wesleyan rebounded to take the nightcap by flipping the script on Concord. They won the game 6-4 score after falling behind by a 4-0 margin.

The split left Wesleyan with a 15-14 record overall and a 14-14 MEC mark.

In game one, Concord took a 1-0 lead after getting a run on the bottom of the fourth.

Wesleyan chased across four runs in the top of the second.

James Fraser had a two-run single, Riley Metz scored on a wild pitch and Fraser later scored on a fielder's choice by Nick Jones.

Concord scored a run in their half of the second to make it a 4-2 game.

Logan Moneypenny scored on a wild pitch in the top of the third and Tre Kerns came home on a balk in the fourth to up the Wesleyan lead to 6-2.

The Mountain Lions pushed across three runs in their half of the fourth to close the gap to 6-5.

Metz scored on a Kelly Machuca single in the top of the fifth to push the Wesleyan lead to 7-5, but Concord chased across six runs in their half of the inning to take an 11-7 lead.

Moneypenny was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded that scored Kerns in the top of the sixth to bring Wesleyan to within three at 11-8.

Concord wrapped up the scoring with three more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Wesleyan collected 10 hits with Corey Lynn, Michael Logsdon and Machuca each getting two.

Wesleyan used five pitchers in the contest with Dillon Wagman absorbing the loss.

In game two, Wesleyan trailed by a 4-0 score after four innings of play.

Jones and Kerns each drove in a run in the top of the fifth to cut the Concord lead in half at 4-2.

Wesleyan took the lead at 5-4 in the top of the sixth with a three-run outburst.

Logsdon scored on a sacrifice fly by Travis Renner and Jones had a two-run single to account for the scoring.

Wesleyan added an insurance run in the top of the seventh when Moneypenny tripled home Bronson Clark.

Wesleyan pounded out 13 hits with Kerns, Logsdon, Moneypenny, Ryan Rado and Michael Bolla getting two each.

Metz upped his record to 5-0 as he went the distance.

He allowed four runs on eight hits and fanned five.

Wesleyan will return to action this Saturday when they host Charleston in a doubleheader.

First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.