Cardinals' Bats Combine for 21 Hits as they Defeat Aurora, 14-12

Photo by Lianne Yun '18
Photo by Lianne Yun '18

TUSCON, Ariz. - The Wesleyan University baseball team put together 21 hits with four players tallying two or more RBIs, as the Cardinals defeated Aurora University Wednesday night, 14-12. 

RECORDS
Wesleyan: 3-1
Aurora: 3-5

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Cardinals got out to an early 1-0 lead as Marco Baratta '16 doubled to knock in Guy Davidson '16, who also doubled in the inning.
  • The Spartans came back to take the lead in the second inning as they were able to get four runs across the plate on three hits.
  • Wesleyan would answer with a four run inning of their own in the top of the third as a Nick Miceli '17 double plated two runners, and a Will O'Sullivan '17 single also scored two. 
  • The Cardinals would continue to keep their bats hot as they added three more runs in the fourth inning to give them a 9-5 lead.
  • Aurora would respond in the bottom of the fourth with a seven run inning to take a 12-9 lead.
  • However, Wesleyan would come back to tie the game in the top of the sixth inning as Davidson singled home a run, and a Jordan Farber '16 triple would plate two more Cardinals.
  • In the top of the ninth the Cardinals would take the lead for good as O'Sullivan, who tripled, crossed the plate with the winning run on an Andrew Keith '19 single. Keith would later score on a Ellis Schaefer '17 single to give Wesleyan an insurance run.
  • The Cardinals would get the Spartans out in order in the bottom of the ninth to hang on to the 14-12 victory.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • O'Sullivan led the Cardinals with three RBIs as he went 3-4 in the game. 
  • Schaefer went 2-6 in the game with two RBIs.
  • Farber led Wesleyan with four hits on the day, going 4-5. He also knocked in two runs. 
  • Miceli got three hits in the game to go along with his two RBIs.
  • For the Spartans, Dillion Popovich and Cale Sparks each knocked in three runs, and Jeffery Mays went 2-5 with two RBIs of his own. 

UP NEXT

  • The Cardinals are back in action Friday, March 11 and will face Marian University at 11:00 a.m ET. 
  • The Spartans will also return to the field Friday, March 11, and will take on Bethany Lutheran in a doubleheader begining at 3 p.m.