UMW Comes Back Against Wesley
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Wesley College held leads going int o the ninth and 10th innings, but Mary Washington tied the game both times before pushing the winning run home in the 11th.
The Wolverines (5-7, 2-4 CAC) trailed for much of the afternoon before a two-run single by Grant Morlock (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) in the eight put Wesley ahead 6-5. In the top half of the ninth, Wesley added an insurance on a double by Steve Perone (Skillman, N.J./Montgomery) that scored pinch runner Seth Hastings (Seaford, Del./Sussex Tech).
Mary Washington (8-2, 5-1 CAC) sent the game into extra innings, however, on a two-run homer by Jackson Clement.
Wesley went back ahead in the 10th with a three-run outburst to make it a 10-7 game. Morlock started the rally with an RBI single and runs also scored on a sacrifice fly by Bryan Reshetar (Newark, Del./Hodgson Vo-Tech) and a single by Hastings.
Again, the Eagles had an answer. Will Wright led off the inning with a triple and scored on a ground out and two more runs came home on an Aaron Byrd base hit. Then, after a 1-2-3 11th inning for Wesley, Eric Rehbein led off the bottom half with a single and scored on a single by Alex Howell.
Mary Washington opened the scoring in the third inning with a single run and took a 3-0 lead after scoring two more in the fourth. Wesley tied it up in the fifth on a two-run base knock for Morlock and an RBI single by Casey Rothwell (Cheltenham, Pa./Cheltenham). In the seventh, the first of Reshetar's two sacrifice flies on the afternoon put the Wolverines ahead 4-3, but the Eagles scored twice in the bottom of the inning to reclaim the lead.
Morlock led the Wesley offense, going 4-for-5 with three runs, three RBIs, a walk, a double and a steal. Kevin Murphy (Middletown, Md./Middletown) and Greg McKee (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) added three hits apiece and Murphy drove in three runs. Tyler Burns (Dover, Del./Dover) and Perone each had a pair of hits.
Matt Faulkner (Milford, Del./Milford) was charged with the loss.
Seamus Bergen and Rehbein led Mary Washington with three hits each. Eight different players drove in a run for the Eagles and no player had more than two RBIs.
Dan Lockbaum pitched a perfect 11th for the win.
The two teams finish the season series on Saturday, March 20 when Mary Washington travels to Dover.