WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Wesley College pitching staff allowed just six hits in a doubleheader sweep of Gallaudet in Capital Athletic Conference action.
In the opener, Michael Bazoge (Medford, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford) and Brian Billet (Chesapeake, Md./Northern) combined on a four-hit shutout. DJ Keckler (Fallston, Md./Fallston) completed the sweep with a two-hitter in the second game.
A group of newcomers led Wesley in the opener as Seth Hastings (Seaford, Del./Sussex Tech) drove in five runs and Bazoge and Billet held the Bison in check as Wesley won 16-0. It was the sophomores turn in game two as Keckler shut out Gallaudet and Rob Benedict (Drexel Hill, Pa./Monsignor Bonner) had five hits and four RBIs in a 24-0 win.
The Wolverines already led 2-0, but broke the game open with a seven run third inning. Wesley cracked four triples in the game, one each by Grant Morlock (Bel Air, Md./Fallston), Bryan Reshetar (Newark, Del./Hodgson Vo-Tech), Hastings and Robert Nutt (Kingsville, Md./Fallston).
Hastings finished just a home run short of the cycle in the game and led all players with three hits. Rob Benedict (Drexel Hill, Pa./Monsignor Bonner), Morlock and Kevin Murphy (Middletown, Md./Middletown) had two hits apiece in the game. Murphy and Tyler Burns (Dover, Del./Dover) each drew three walks as the Wolverines drew 14 free passes in the game.
Bazoge got the start and went six innings, allowing just three hits and three walks. He struck out seven. Billet allowed one hit in a scoreless inning or relief.
Peter Leccese took the loss for the Bison. Chester Kuschmider had two hits.
In the second game, Wesley scored 21 runs in the first three innings and never looked back as Keckler went the distance, striking out six.
The Wolverines erupted for 12 runs in the second inning, including a pair of RBI doubles from Morlock.
In addition to Benedict's five hits, Billy Crowe (Newark, Del./Salesianum) had three hits and scored four times. Murphy knocked in five runs and was one of five Wesley players with two hits. Morlock, Adam King (Harrington, Del./Polytech), Reshetar and Greg McKee (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) also had two hits each.
Ryan Hastings took the loss for the Bison. He allowed 16 runs, only three of which were earned.