Wesleyan Drops a Pair in Florida Finale to Chestnut Hill

Wesleyan Drops a Pair in Florida Finale to Chestnut Hill

WINTER HAVEN (Fla.) – It was a reversal of fortunes for the West Virginia Wesleyan baseball team Saturday on their final day of action in Florida on their spring break trip.

On Friday, Wesleyan took two games from Chestnut Hill. On Saturday, Chestnut Hill returned the favor and swept a doubleheader from the Bobcats.

The Bobcats dropped the first game by a 7-2 margin and dropped the nightcap by a 3-2 margin.

The 3-2 loss was the third game out of 12 that the 'Cats have lost by one run.

They ended their spring break trip with a 6-6 record.

In the first game, it was scoreless until the top of the fourth when Chestnut Hill erupted for five runs.

Chestnut Hill tacked on two more runs in the top of the sixth inning to up their lead to 7-0.

Wesleyan managed to get on the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth inning with a pair of runs.

Greg Smith scored on an error and John Koon scored on a ground out by Antonio Vega.

Wesleyan managed just four hits in the contest with Tre Kerns getting two with Smith and Dominic Castello each getting one.

Brandon Stratton suffered the loss going five innings and allowing four runs on six hits while striking out two.

Jake Bishop pitched the final two innings and gave up one earned run on one hit.

In the second game, Wesleyan grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Riley Metz singled home Koon.

Chestnut Hill scored a run in the top of the second, third and fourth innings to take a 3-1 lead.

Metz scored on a Ryan Rado line out in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 3-2 game, but Wesleyan couldn't get any closer.

Wesleyan collected six hits in the contest with Smith getting two.

Dillon Isom suffered the loss in a complete-game effort. He allowed two earned runs on seven hits.

The varsity team will return to action Tuesday, March 15 when they entertain Ohio Valley in a single game at 3 p.m.