GLENVILLE – It was a banner day for the West Virginia Wesleyan baseball team today at Glenville State.
The Bobcats needed a split against Glenville State to gain a spot in the upcoming Mountain East Conference tournament.
They secured that with with a convincing 10-1 victory in the first game.
The game one win was also a milestone victory for head coach Randy Tenney (pictured) as he won his 700th game during his head coaching career – all 28 seasons spent at Wesleyan.
Wesleyan left little doubt to the outcome of game one as they scored three times in the second inning and chased across six runs in the third inning.
In the third inning, Logan Moneypenny had a two-run home run, Travis Renner had a one-run double, Bolla had a one-run double, Michael Logsdon was hit by a pitch with the bases load and Corey Lynn hit a sacrifice fly to account for the scoring.
That gave Wesleyan a 9-0 lead.
Lynn hit a single that scored Fraser in the top of the fifth to increase the Wesleyan lead to 10-0.
Glenville State ruined the shutout with a lone run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Wesleyan pounded out 11 hits with Fraser and Bolla each getting three apiece.
Andrew Ornes (2-2) twirled a complete game for the Bobcats.
He allowed just one run on four hits while striking out five.
The Bobcats dropped game two by a 5-1 score.
Wesleyan scored their run in the top of the first when Lynn hit a sacrifice fly that scored Nick Jones.
Glenville State scored four runs, of which only one was earned, in their half the first for a 4-1 lead.
The Pioneers wrapped up the scoring in the bottom of the third with a single run.
Wesleyan mustered just five hits with Moneypenny and Logsdon each getting two.
Chris Hall suffered the loss for Wesleyan.
He started the game and went three innings giving up just one earned run on four hits while striking out one.
The split left Wesleyan with a 19-18 record overall and an 18-18 mark in the MEC.
They will play the top seed Shepherd on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the first-round of the MEC Tournament.
The tournament will be held at Beckley's Epling Stadium.