BUCKHANNON – Following a sweep of Wheeling Jesuit on Tuesday, things went south for the West Virginia Wesleyan baseball team today in a Mountain East Conference doubleheader with the West Liberty Hilltoppers at Hank Ellis Field.
The 'Cats lost both games to West Liberty – 18-5 and 6-3.
In game one, West Liberty took control early with a pair of runs in the first inning and then erupted to 10 in the top of the second for a 12-0 lead.
They added three more in the third and one more in the fourth for a 16-0 advantage.
West Liberty tacked one more in the sixth and seventh innings for an 18-1 lead.
Wesleyan pushed across four runs on just one hit in the bottom of the seventh.
In the second game, West Liberty opened up a 6-0 lead after 7 ½ innings of action.
Wesleyan chased across three runs in their half of the eighth.
Rotarius (pictured on on the mound) had a two-run single and Fraser had a one-run single.
Fraser collected four of Wesleyan's 10 hits in game two.
West Liberty improved to 9-5 overall and 4-0 in the MEC.
Wesleyan dropped to 3-13 overall and 2-2 in the MEC.
The Bobcats will return to action Saturday at Fairmont State in a conference doubleheader.
First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.