Baseball Team Falls Twice to West Liberty

Baseball Team Falls Twice to West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY – The West Virginia Wesleyan baseball team dropped a pair of Mountain East Conference games on the road to West Liberty today.

Wesleyan dropped the opener by an 8-3 score and lost the nightcap by a 2-0 score after getting one-hit.

The losses dropped Wesleyan to 7-12 overall and 0-6 in the MEC.

In the opener, Wesleyan scored first in the top of the second when Tre Kerns scored on a West Liberty error.

Following a West Liberty run in the bottom of the second, Antonio Vega hit a two-run single that gave Wesleyan a 3-1 lead in the top of the third.

West Liberty asnwered with two of their own in the bottom of the third to even the score at 3-3.

A three-run fourth inning treated West Liberty to a 6-3 advantage.

West Liberty put the game away in the bottom of the sixth inning with two more runs.

Greg Smith, John Koon and Kerns led the Wesleyan offense with two hits apiece.

Andrew Ornes suffered the loss as he went four innings.

He allowed five earned runs on 10 hits while striking out one.

In the second outing, Wesleyan suffered their second shutout loss of the season.

West Liberty scored both of their runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Riley Metz pitched well but suffered the loss for the Bobcats.

He went six innings and allowed just one earned run on seven hits while fanning five.

Wesleyan mustered just one hit in the contest, a Smith single in the seventh inning.

Wesleyan will stay on the road to face Wheeling Jesuit Saturday. First pitch is at 1 p.m.