DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College baseball team split a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) doubleheader on Saturday with the Marymount (Va.) Saints.
Wesley exploded for 13 runs in the last four innings to power through Marymount, 15-5 in the first game.
Wesley got two runs across in the bottom of the first inning. After Will Barton drew a leadoff walk, Cody Dmiterchik drove him in with a single to center field. Three batters later, Dmiterchik came around to score on an RBI groundout to shortstop. Marymount would take the 4-2 lead with two runs in the second and third innings.
A three-run fifth inning would put Wesley ahead 5-4 over Marymount. Chris Seibert knocked a double to center field to score Jarrett Wallace. Later in the inning, Michael Piccirillo was able to plate Barton and Seibert on a two-run single through the left side.
Wesley added three more runs in the sixth inning, two of which came on a two-run single by Seibert with one out. Piccirillo beat out an infield single to allow Barton to score from third base.
After Marymount got a run back in the seventh inning, Wesley batted around in the bottom of the eight and pushed across seven runs to take a commanding 10-run lead. The inning was highlighted by William Foster hitting his third home run of the season with a three-run shot to center field.
All nine Wesley batters reached base in the win. Seibert went a perfect 6-for-6 with four runs batted in, two doubles and two runs scored. Foster tallied three hits and drove in three on his eighth-inning dinger. Piccirillo, Barton and Dmiterchik each recorded two hits. Piccirillo brought in four runs while Barton scored three times.
Wesley fell behind early and started to rally in the late innings, but Marymount stifled the comeback attempt to pick up the 10-8 win.
Marymount put across eight in the first three innings. Dmiterchik put Wesley on the board with a two-run double to left field in the bottom of the third inning.
Seibert made it an 8-3 game in the fifth with an RBI single to plate Wallace from third base. In the seventh, Seibert smacked his first two-run homer of the day off the scoreboard in left-center field to cut the Marymount lead to 8-5.
Marymount got a run back in the top of the eighth inning, but Wesley made it a one-run ballgame in the eighth inning. Dmiterchik knocked a single up the middle to score Barton from second base. After a balk, Seibert smacked a two-run home run to center field to make it a 9-8 game.
Marymount added an insurance run in the ninth. Wesley got the tying run to the plate, but Marymount got Jacob Roop to fly out to end the game.
Dmiterchik and Chris Bramble each went 4-for-5 in the nightcap. Seibert recorded three hits and five runs batted in with two home runs to push his home run total to eight on the season.
The Wolverines will wrap up the 2018 season next Saturday down in Newport News, Va. to battle the 9th ranked Christopher Newport Captains. The doubleheader begins at noon.