Defense Falters in 12-7 Loss to University of Mary

Defense Falters in 12-7 Loss to University of Mary

AUBURNDALE, Fla. – The defense continues to be the Achilles heel for the West Virginia Wesleyan baseball team on their spring break trip to Florida.

The 'Cats committed five errors in a 12-7 setback today to the University of Mary.

In the Bobcats' six games, they have been guilty of 19 errors which ranks them last in defensive fielding percentage in the Mountain East Conference.

Only five of Mary's 12 runs were earned today.

Two Wesleyan errors led to five Mary unearned runs in the top of the second inning.

Wesleyan countered with two runs in their half of the third to make it a 5-2 contest.

John Koon singled home Hunter Rotarius and Dominic Castello doubled home Koon for the two runs.

Mary scored two more unearned runs in the top the fourth to increase their lead to 7-2.

The Bobcats answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth.

James Fraser singled through the left side that scored Wyatt Adkins and Alex Skinner scored on a wild pitch to make it a 7-4 contest.

Mary scored two in the top of the fifth and three more in the top of the seventh to grab a 12-4 advantage.

Travis Renner scored on a ground out and Adkins scored on a single by Rotarius in the eighth inning to close the gap to 12-6.

Koon scored on a ground out to wrap up the scoring in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Wesleyan had 10 hits with Rotarius, Fraser and Koon each getting two apiece.

Travis Perry started the game on the mound for Wesleyan and suffered the loss in three innings pitched.

He didn't allow an earned run (five unearned runs) on four hits while fanning three.

Dillon Isom (pictured) and Chris Metrick each threw three innings of relief.

Mary improved to 4-5 on the season.

Wesleyan dropped to 0-6.

The Bobcats will return to action Wednesday against Ashland at 9:30 a.m.

 

(Photo courtesy of the University of Mary SID Office)