Baseball 'Cats Earn Split With Notre Dame College

Baseball 'Cats Earn Split With Notre Dame College

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat baseball team earned a split with the visiting Notre Dame College Falcons today at Hank Ellis Field in a Mountain East Conference doubleheader.

The Bobcats dropped the opening game by a 7-3 margin but the rebounded to take the second outing, 7-5.

The split left Wesleyan with a 10-14 record overall and a 2-8 mark in the MEC.

In the first game, Wesleyan took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Michael Logsdon (pictured) doubled home Nick Jones.

Notre Dame tied the game with a run in the top of the second, but Wesleyan retook the lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

John Koon scored on a passed ball and Tre Kerns hit a sacrifice fly to left field that scored Logsdon. That gave Wesleyan a 3-1 lead.

Notre Dame had a huge fourth inning, scoring five runs in the frame to take a 6-3 lead.

The Falcons tacked on one more run in the top of the seventh.

Wesleyan managed just for hits in the game with Logsdon getting two with Jones and Koon each getting one apiece.

Andrew Ornes (2-3) started the game and suffered the loss. He went 4 1/3 innings and allowed five earned runs on six hits while striking out two.

Wesleyan jumped on Notre Dame early in game two as they scored three times in the bottom of the first inning.

Corey Lynn hit a two-run double to left field and Nick Bader hit an infield single that scored Kerns.

Notre Dame scored a run in the top of the second and third innings to close it to a 3-2 game.

Koon scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the third to up the Wesleyan lead to 4-2.

The Falcons tied the game after picking up a run in the fourth and fifth innings.

Wesleyan broke the tie with a three-run seventh inning.

James Fraser, Koon and Logsdon each had a RBI in the inning.

Notre Dame wrapped up the scoring with a run in the top of the ninth inning.

Fraser and Koon each had two hits for Wesleyan.

Riley Metz (2-3) earned the winning tossing seven strong innings. He gave up four earned runs on eight hits while striking out two.

Chris Metrick picked up his third save of the season as he pitched the ninth inning.

Wesleyan will have little time to relax as they will make the five-hour trip to Urbana tonight in preparation for their conference doubleheader with Urbana on Sunday.

The first pitch is slated for 1 p.m