Baseball 'Cats Swept By Gannon in 2017 Debut

Baseball 'Cats Swept By Gannon in 2017 Debut

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – The West Virginia Wesleyan baseball team started their 2017 season on a sour note today as they dropped a doubleheader to the Gannon (Pa.) University Golden Knights.

Wesleyan dropped game one by a 7-3 score and then lost their second outing by a 15-1 score.

While it was Wesleyan's debut, it was Gannon's 13th and 14th games of the season.

The games were played at Winter Haven, Fla. as part of the Bobcats' spring break tour.

In the first outing, Gannon scored three times in the top of the first and never looked back.

They tacked on one more in the second, two in the fourth and one in the fifth for a 7-0 lead.

Wesleyan scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Bobcats capitalized on two Gannon errors and then James Fraser, John Koon and Dominic Castello each hit one-run singles for the scoring.

Wesleyan was outhit by an 8-5 margin.

Fraser led the offense with two hits.

Ryan Giberson suffered the loss for Wesleyan.

He started the game and lasted 3 1/3 innings and allowed six runs, of which three were earned, on four hits while walking six and striking out two.

In game two, Wesleyan scored their lone run in the top of first when Dillan Frye singled to right field, stole second, went to third on a ground out, and scored on a double by Fraser.

Gannon countered with five runs in the bottom of the first, three in the second and two in the third for a 10-1 lead.

The rounded out their scoring with four in the fifth and one in the sixth inning.

Wesleyan committed four errors in the contest.

Gannon outhit Wesleyan by a 14-7 margin.

Julio Medina suffered the setback on the mound for Wesleyan.

He got the start in the game two and went three innings. He allowed nine earned runs (10 unearned runs) on 10 hits while walking six and striking out one.

Wesleyan, now 0-2, will return to action Sunday when they play a true road game at Southern Florida.

First pitch is set for 1 p.m.