Wesley Splits with Neumann
DOVER, Del. - The Wesley offense was held in check in the first game, but erupted for 14 runs in the nightcap as the Wolverines split a non-conference doubleheader with visiting Neumann College.
Wesley moved to 2-1-1 on the season, while Neumann opened its season 1-1.
In the first game, the Knights' Ray Schmoltze held the Wolverines to just one hit, while striking out six.
Neumann scored once in the top of the first on a Matt Grossi RBI single that plated Bobby Callan. The Knights got an insurance run in the form of a run scoring single from George Hatton in the top of the fourth.
Wesley tried to rally in the top of the seventh, getting a pair of runners on before Neumann brought in reliever Sean Quigley to get the final out and record the save.
Schmoltze picked up the win, tossing the first 6.2 innings in relief.
Mike Dombrosky (Bridgeport, N.J./Paulsboro) had a strong game on the mound, fanning five in six innings. He allowed just two runs, five hits and two walks.
John Capasso (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) tossed a scoreless inning in relief for the Wolverines.
Neumann started strong in the second game, scoring twice in the first inning, but Wesley erased the deficit with a Tyler Burns () grand slam in the bottom of the inning and the Wolverines added five run innings in the fourth and fifth innings to blow the game open.
Burns added a two-run double in the fourth and Billy Hodgdon (Dennisville, N.J./Middle Township) and Rob Benedict (Drexel Hill, Pa./Monsignor Bonner) each had RBI singles in the inning.
Benedict added a two-run double for the big blow in the fifth inning rally for the Wolverines. Grant Morlock (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) also had an RBI base knock in the frame.
Burns finished the game 2-for-3 with six RBIs. Benedict, who drove in three runs, Kevin Murphy (Middletown, Md./Middletown), and Scott Marshall (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial), who scored three times, all had mult-hit games, as well.
Adam McGuire (Dover, Del./Polytech) pitched two innings of scoreless relief for the win. He struck out two and walked one without allowing a hit.
Stan Sauk took the loss, allowing 12 runs in 3.1 innings of work.
Wesley is back in action on Sunday, February 15 with a home doubleheader against Albright at noon.