ARLINGTON, Va. – The Wesley College baseball split a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) doubleheader on Saturday with the Marymount (Va.) Saints.
Chris Seibert homered twice for Wesley as the Wolverines fell 5-4 in 10 innings to the Saints in the opener.
Wesley scored first in the first inning when Seibert hit a two-run bomb to right field. Marymount answered in the bottom of the first when Brandon Savage hit a two-run homer of his own.
Marymount would take a 4-2 lead with runs in the second and fifth innings but Wesley chipped away at the Marymount advantage to force extra innings. Seibert started the Wesley comeback in the sixth with a solo shot to center field. Then, Will Barton scored in the eighth inning when he advanced to third on a wild pitch and then scored on a throwing error by the catcher.
However, Marymount would walk-off winners in the bottom of the tenth when Roy Coates would score on a throwing error by Connor Springsteen.
Wesley would regain the momentum in a big way with a 20-8 rout of Marymount in the second game of the doubleheader to pick up the series split.
Every Wesley batter recorded at least a hit and a run scored while eight of the nine batters registered an RBI. The Wolverines were also paced by seven runs in the second inning and eight runs in the fifth inning.
Trey Mears was a triple away from the cycle going 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double, three runs scored and five runs batted in. Cody Dmiterchik also drove in five with two hits, two runs scored and a double. Barton and Calvarese each tallied two hits while Barton drove in two.
Cody Simet notched the win in his start for Wesley.
The Wolverines (17-13, 9-9 CAC) clinched the fourth seed for the CAC Championship Tournament. The Wolverines will head to York, Pa. on Tuesday, April 18 to take on the third-seeded Spartans at 3:30 p.m. Salisbury won the right to host the rest of the conference tournament starting on Thursday.