Wesley Toppled in ECAC Semifinals
READING, Pa. - A two-run triple by Delaware Valley's Mike Isgro broke open a scoreless game as the third seeded Aggies defeated Wesley College 5-0 in the semifinals of the ECAC South Championship Tournament hosted by Alvernia College.
The Wolverines' Ryan Buckland and Delaware Valley's Sean Tappan were locked in a pitcher's duel until Zach Chodur led off with the top of the fifth with a single and Kevin Weingart followed with a walk. Isgro's base clearing triple came with one out, but Buckland avoided further damage, inducing a ground out and a pop up to end the threat and strand Isgro on third.
The lead jumped to 3-0 the following inning when run scored on a wild pitch. In the eighth, Brent Terlecky hit a solo home run and Weingart notched a two-out, RBI single to complete the day's scoring.
Meanwhile, Tappan kept second seeded Wesley's batters off balance all morning. The Wolverines mustered just six hits and two walks as Tappan went the distance.
Buckland allowed three earned runs in six innings to drop to 8-2. He allowed just four hits and struck out two, but was undone by seven walks and a hit batsman.
Colin Warner allowed the final two runs, striking out four in three innings.
Wesley put just three runners in scoring position in the game, hit into two double plays and had a runner picked off.
James Overstreet, Stu Madden, Dan Bunnion, Kevin Murphy, Geoff Kimmel and Tyler Burns each had one hit in the loss.
The Wolverines finish the season with a 27-15 record. With 57 wins the past two seasons, it is the winningest two-year stretch in school history.
Delaware Valley advanced to the ECAC South Championship game against the top seeded hosts, Alvernia. The Crusaders defeated Washington & Jefferson 7-6 in the other semifinal.