Wesley Sweeps Polytechnic
DOVER, Del. - Wesley College scored 15 runs in both games as the Wolverines swept a non-conference doubleheader from visiting Polytechnic.
Wesley put together six run innings in both the second and third and cruised to the win in game one.
In the second inning, Scott Marshall (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) had a two-run single and Kevin Murphy (Middletown, Md./Middletown), who had driven in a run earlier in the inning, stole home on a double steal to fuel Wesley's rally.
The next inning, Greg McKee (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney), Marshall and Geoff Kimmel (Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrence) had consecutive run producing hits and Grant Morlock (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) had an RBI double for the second straight inning as the Wolverines went ahead 13-1.
Polytechnic (N.Y.) got three runs back in the fourth on an RBI single by David Li and an error that brought two more runs home.
After Wesley extended its lead to 15-4 in the bottom of the inning, the Blue Jays tried to get back into the game in the sixth. Polytechnic loaded the bases and Jon Paul Anatra brought two home with a double to left. Carlos Ruiz followed with a three-run home run to cut the Wolverines' lead to 15-9.
Matt Pizzolato (Bell Mead, N.J./Montgomery) and Morlock each doubled twice, while Murphy and Marshall also had two hits for Wesley in the game.
Mike Casale (Dagsboro, Del./Indian River) picked up the win, going 5.2 innings and scattering two hits and seven walks. He struck out four and allowed four runs, two earned.
Keith Sellman took the loss for the Blue Jays, allowing 13 runs, 10 earned in 2.1 innings.
Bryan Reshetar (Newark, Del./Hodgson Vo-Tech) drilled a grand slam to right field and finished with seven RBIs as Wesley picked up a 15-0 shutout win in the second game.
Ryan Doran (Bensalem, Pa./Bensalem) picked up the win and combined with Colin Warner (Dagsboro, Del./Indian River) and Kyle McGuire (Hartly, Del./Polytech) on a four-hitter.
Kimmel had four hits in the contest.
Both he and Reshetar had RBI singles in the first as Wesley went ahead 4-0.
In the second inning, the Wolverines had already scored twice before Reshetar took Anatra down the right field line for his first career homer with the bases packed. Two batters later, Bill Hodgdon (Dennisville, N.J./Middle Township) drove in a pair of runs with a double to stretch the lead to 12-0.
A two-run triple by Reshetar highlighted a three-run third and capped the scoring.
Reshetar went 3-for-4 in the game and finished a double shy of the cycle.
Doran went the first five innings and gave up just three hits and a walk, while striking out five. Warner and McGuire each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the game.
Wesley returns to Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday, March 11, when Mary Washington visits the Wolverines.