Baseball Bobcats drop non-conference clash to Salem, 13-5


BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat baseball team used their mid-week non-conference game with Salem to their full roster playing time here Tuesday evening at Hank Ellis Field.

Head coach Randy Tenney often takes this approach with weekday games as his ‘Cats dropped a 13-5 decision.

The loss dropped the Bobcats to 10-15 and ended their modest two-game winning streak

Salem improved to 17-13.

Salem built a 3-0 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the first and one more in the top of second.

They extended their lead to 11-0 with a run in the fifth, two in the sixth and a five-run spot in the seventh behind a Dalton Robinson two-run home run.

Wesleyan finally got in the board in the bottom of the seventh behind a two-run double from Ben Fulks and a one-run single by Nick Grotti.

That made it an 11-3 game.

A Leo White one-run single in the bottom of the eighth made it an 11-4 game for Wesleyan.

Salem put up two more runs in the top of the ninth for a 13-4 advantage.

Wesleyan wrapped up the scoring in the bottom of the ninth when Noah Birthisel hit a sacrifice fly that scored Nick Grotti.

Wesleyan had eight hits in the contest with Fulks leading the way with two.

Julio Medina was one of six pitchers for Wesleyan and suffered the loss.

He started the game and went two innings and gave up two earned runs on two hits.

Dalton Robinson led the Salem 10-hit attack with 3 hits.

Kyle Sears earned the win going seven innings and allowing three earned runs on six hits.

Wesleyan will return to action Saturday when they visit Urbana for a conference doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

They will visit Notre Dame College Sunday for a 1 p.m. MEC twin bill.

The boxscore:

Salem                                                                                  210 012 502 – 13

West Virginia Wesleyan                                                      000 000 311 – 5

E – Robinson, Whetzel, Sanders, Ross, Hakey. DP – None. LoB – Salem 9, West Virginia Wesleyan 8. 2B – Robinson, Fulks. HR – Robinson. Sac. – Cramer, Lenivy. SF – Cramer, Brithisel. SB – Hollis, Ault, Cramer, Robinson, Suarez 4.

Hitting

Salem – Harrison Hollis lf, 5 2 2 1; Tyler Ault ss, 3 2 1 0; Michael Rosario ss, 1 0 0 0; Jimmy Cramer rf, 4 1 0 1; Dalton Robinson c, 5 1 3 4; Walker Dodero dh, 4 2 1 1; Andrew Friend dh, 0 0 0 0; Austin Whetzel 1b, 5 2 1 0; Isaiah Arroyo 2b, 2 1 0 0; Remmington Boyce 2b, 1 0 0 0; Patrick Lenivy 3b, 3 1 1 1; Noah Suarez cf, 4 1 1 1; Kyle Sears p, 0 0 0 0; Christopher Hall p, 0 0 0 0; Devin Fish p, 0 0 0 0. Totals 37 13 10 9.

West Virginia Wesleyan – Greg Smith 2b, 3 0 0 0; David Sanders 2b, 1 0 0 0; Jonathan Cintron cf, 2 0 0 0; Bryson Fluke cf, 1 0 0 0; Eric Forbrick rf, 3 0 1 0; Noah Birthisel rf, 0 1 0 1; Antonio Vega 3b, 2 0 1 0; Josh Petit 3b, 1 1 0 0; Dominic Castello dh, 2 0 0 0; Trahern White dh, 2 1 1 0; Travis Renner lf, 2 0 0 0; Leo White lf, 2 0 1 1; Ben Fulks c, 4 1 2 2; Ryan Kiser 1b, 2 0 0 0; Sam Ross 1b, 2 0 1 0; Tanner McCallister ss, 2 0 0 0; Nick Grotti ss, 2 1 1 1; Julio Medina p, 0 0 0 0; Kyle Riggleman p, 0 0 0 0; Jake Hakey p, 0 0 0 0; Jake Bishop p, 0 0 0 0, Kyle Kania p, 0 0 0 0; Todd Burner p, 0 0 0 0. Totals 33 5 8 5.

Pitching

Salem – Sears (W, 2-2): 7 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch, 1 hit batsman (Cintron); Hall: 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts, 1 hit batsman (Petit); Fish: 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 1 strikeout.

West Virginia Wesleyan – Medina (L, 0-1): 2 innings, 2 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 2 hit batsmen (Hollis, Ault); Riggleman: 2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts; Hakey: 2 innings, 2 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch; Bishop: 1 inning, 4 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned runs, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch, 1 hit batsman (Arroyo); Kania: 1 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout; Burner: 1 inning, 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout.


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