DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College baseball team dropped a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) doubleheader to the Southern Virginia Knights at home on Saturday.
Wesley were victims of bad luck in the first game of the twinbill when they fell 5-2 to Southern Virginia.
In the second inning with an out and a runner on first, Sam Meck got Brady Lamb to ground into what seemed to be a routine 4-6-3 double play to get out of the inning. However, the ground ball struck the base umpire and all runners were able to reach. Southern Virginia was able to capitalize on the interference with five runs in the inning.
Wesley started to chip away at the lead. After a two-out walk to Chris Seibert in the fourth, William Foster knocked a triple to right-center field to plate Seibert for Wesley's first run of the game.
In the fifth, Will Barton scored Jarrett Wallace on an RBI single to cut Southern Virginia's lead to 5-2. But, that would be the closest Wesley would get as SVU's Jonathan Hodges stopped the Wesley bats for a four-inning save.
Meck pitched his first complete game of the season. After the five-run second inning, Meck only allowed four base runners and two-over the minimum. He struck out seven batters and didn't allow a walk.
It was another pitcher's duel in the second game of the doubleheader, but Southern Virginia was able to get the best of Wesley, 2-0 to take the series.
With the bases loaded in the third inning, Southern Virginia took advantage of a two-out error by Wesley to plate two runners and take the 2-0 lead.
The Wesley batters could only tally four hits and two walks against Southern Virginia's Tayler Peterson.
Barton, Wallace, Schneider and Chris Bramble each registered a hit in the doubleheader finale.
Cody Simet notched his second complete game of the season. Simet scattered seven hits while not allowing an earned run and striking out two batters.
The Wolverines will step out of CAC play to take on the Eastern Eagles on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.