Wesleyan Splits Baseball Doubleheader With Charleston

Wesleyan Splits Baseball Doubleheader With Charleston

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats had to settle for a split today against Charleston in a Mountain East Conference doubleheader at Hank Ellis Field.

The 'Cats outlasted Charleston in game one by a 10-7 score but dropped the second game by a 4-2 score.

The game two loss ended a four-game winning streak for the 'Cats.

Overall, Wesleyan took three of the four games from Charleston and still hold onto that all important sixth spot in the MEC standings.

Wesleyan is 18-15 overall and 17-15 in the MEC.

Wesleyan raced out to an 8-0 lead after two innings of play in the first game.

Corey Lynn had a one-run single, James Fraser had a one-run double, Ryan Rado had a two-run single and Michael Bolla had a one-run single for a five-run first inning.

They chased across three runs in the second inning when Fraser had a one-run single, Rado had a one-run single and Travis Renner scored Logan Moneypenny (pictured) on a sacrifice fly.

Charleston scored twice in the top of the fourth to make it an 8-2 game.

Wesleyan countered with a run of their own in the fourth when Moneypenny singled home Michael Logsdon.

Charleston added one more in the top of the fifth that made the score 9-3.

A Renner solo home run in the bottom of the fifth increased Wesleyan's lead to 10-3.

Charleston scored twice in the sixth and the seventh but Wesleyan held on for the win.

Wesleyan banged out 16 hits with Rado collecting three and Nick Jones, Tre Kerns, Logsdon, Fraser and Renner getting two each.

Riley Metz tossed a complete game to improve his record to 6-0.

He gave up five earned run on 12 hits while striking out seven.

In game two, the contest remained scoreless until the top of the fifth when Charleston pushed across four runs.

Renner had a two-run triple for Wesleyan in the bottom of the sixth inning, but the 'Cats couldn't get any closer than two runs.

Logsdon and Fraser each had two of Wesleyan's eight hits.

Andrew Ornes (1-2) started the game for Wesleyan and suffered the loss.

He was one of four pitchers for Wesleyan and went 4 2/3 innings allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out five.

Wesleyan will have the week off and will return to action next Saturday at Glenville State.

The first pitch is set for 1 p.m.