Wesleyan Drops 11-Inning Contest to Ohio Valley, 5-3

Wesleyan Drops 11-Inning Contest to Ohio Valley, 5-3

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan baseball team played their second straight extra inning game today when they faced off against the Ohio Valley Fighting Scots in a non-conference outing at Hank Ellis Field.

Last night they beat Wheeling Jesuit in 10 innings, but Ohio Valley turned the tables on the Bobcats today as they escaped with a 5-3 win in 11 innings.

Ohio Valley scored first as they chased across a run in the top of the first.

Wesleyan scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the first.

James Fraser hit a one-run single, Austin Keene singled to center and Ryan Kiser (pictured) walked to load the bases.

Eric Forbrick unloaded the bases as he doubled to deep right field giving Wesleyan a 3-1 lead.

Ohio Valley tacked on a run in the second inning and one more in the fifth to deadlock the game at 3-3.

The game remained tied at 3-3 until the top of the 11 when Ohio Valley scored twice.

Wesleyan couldn't mount a comeback in the bottom of the 11th as they were retired in order.

The Bobcats had nine hits in the contest with Forbrick and Keene each getting two apeice.

Ryan Reicoff was one of six Wesleyan pitchers used in the non-conference affair.

He suffered the loss dropping his mark to 1-1. He went 3 2/3 innings and gave up two earned runs on four hits while striking out two.

The loss dropped Wesleyan to 12-19 overall.

They will return to action Friday as they visit Concord University in a league doubleheader.

First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.