April 9, 2011

Wolverines Swept at Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury scored four runs in the sixth inning to break open a close game in the opener, then made a single run hold up in the second game to sweep Wesley, 6-1 and 1-0.

An RBI single by Geoff Kimmel (Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrence) in the first inning of the opener gave the Wolverines (15-16, 7-9 CAC) a 1-0 lead.

The lead held until Nick Walls stroked a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth to put the Sea Gulls (18-9, 12-5 CAC) on top 2-1. 

Tyler Bennett led off a four-run sixth with a homer as Salisbury pulled away for the win.

Kevin Murphy (Middletown, Md./Middletown) doubled among his two hits in the game, the 38th of his career, tying the school's all-time record.

Bennett and Walls each had two hits for the Sea Gulls.

Dustin Herbert scattered seven hits over six innings to pick up the win.  He struck out four.

Jordan Lozzi (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) took a complete game loss.  He allowed just five hits, but gave up six runs, walked four and hit a pair of batters.  He fanned three.

An RBI single by Brian Green in the third inning of the nightcap proved to be all the Sea Gulls needed as Nathan Young and Drew Baldwin combined on a two-hit shutout.

Rob Benedict (Drexel Hill, Pa./Monsignor Bonner) led off the sixth inning with a double and stole third with one out, but the Wolverines could not get him home.

Young went six innings for the win.  He allowed just two hits and walked three, while striking out five.  Baldwin pitched a perfect seventh for his fourth save.

Wesley's pitching staff was nearly as good, allowing just three hits.  Jake Dunn (Hatfield, Pa./North Penn) was a hard luck loser, allowing just two hits in 2.1 innings.  Tyler Walls (Dover, Del./Polytech), Ryan Doran (Bensalem, Pa./Bensalem), Shane Yost (Wilmington, Del./Concord) and Zach Stuart (Palmyra, Pa/Palmyra Area) combined to throw 3.2 innings of shutout, one-hit relief.

Ryan Polk (Croydon, Pa./Truman) had one of the Wolverines' hits and also walked once.

Wesley travels to York (Pa.) for a single game on April 10.