Wesley Takes Two from CCNY
DOVER, Del. - Wesley College's Colin Warner (Dagsboro, Del./Indian River) and DJ Keckler (Fallston, Md./Fallston) each threw five innings of one-hit ball as the Wolverines swept a doubleheader from CCNY winning 12-0 and 5-3.
Wesley improved to 4-2-1, while CCNY dropped to 0-5.
In the first game, Wesley had already scored four runs on a two-run double by Rob Benedict (Drexel Hill, Pa./Monsignor Bonner), a sacrifice fly by Stu Madden (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) and an error by the Beavers that could have ended the frame, but instead allowed two more runs to score. The next batter, Scott Marshall (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) made CCNY pay for the miscue, clubbing a three-run homer to left. The blast put the Wolverines ahead comfortably with a 7-0 lead.
Madden ripped an RBI triple in the third and two more errors allowed single runs to give Wesley a 10-0 lead.
The support was more than enough for Warner, who allowed just a hit and two walks through five innings. The junior fanned six.
In the bottom of the fifth, Greg McKee (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) and Geoff Kimmel (Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrence) each drove in runs to cap the scoring and relievers Mike Casale (Dagsboro, Del./Indian River) and Andrew Baczkowski (Wilmington, Del./Friends) each pitched scoreless innings to finish off the Beavers.
Wesley scored 12 runs on just nine hits, but benefited from four walks, a hit batter and seven CCNY errors. As a result, the only Wolverine with a multi-hit game was Bill Hodgdon (Dennisville, N.J./Middle Township).
Beaver pitcher Joel Jimenez allowed 10 runs in three innings, only two of which were earned.
The Wolverines broke open game two in the third inning as triples by Kevin Murphy (Middletown, Md./Middletown) and James Overstreet (Dover, Del./Lake Forest) fueled a five-run outburst that also featured an RBI single from Hodgdon.
CCNY finally scored in the sixth inning after going scoreless and collecting just two hits in the first 13 innings of the twinbill. Derek Faucher drove in a run on an RBI groundout and a second run scored on a passed ball as the Beavers cut it to 5-2 through six innings.
CCNY made it interesting in the seventh as walks by Rich Santiago and Colin Desmairas sandwiched around a single by Paul Rojas loaded the bases with no one out. Wesley brought in reliever Chris Koch (Hyattsville, Md./Bishop McNamara), who allowed a sacrifice fly before inducing a 543 double play to end the game.
Keckler punched out nine Beavers and allowed just a single hit and two walks through five innings to pick up his first career win. Koch picked up the save.
Dave Titor struggled with command and took the loss for CCNY. He walked four and hit four more batters in four innings to take the loss. Titor also surrendered all five runs and five hits in the game.
Murphy had two hits for the Wolverines, as did Armando Wellington for the Beavers.
The two teams are back in action on Sunday, February 22 when they play a single nine inning game beginning at 1:00 PM.