Cardinals Split Doubleheader Against Little Three Rival Williams

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

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – After dropping game one of its doubleheader, 5-2, the Wesleyan University baseball team responded with a 13-6 win in game two against Little Three rival Williams College Saturday afternoon at Bobby Coombs Field.

RECORDS
Wesleyan: 16-7, 3-3 NESCAC West
Williams: 8-14, 4-5 NESCAC West

GAME ONE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Wesleyan scored two runs in the top of the first and held a lead for the majority of the game. The Ephs evened the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning before Kellen Hatheway hit a three-run walk-off homer over the left field fence in the seventh.
  • Jordan Farber '16 got things going with a two-run home run in the top of the first to drive in Guy Davidson '16.
  • Williams knotted the game at 2-2 in the sixth when Adam Dulsky reached on a fielder's choice with the bases loaded. Doug Schaffer and Hatheway both scored on the play.
  • With two on and one out in the bottom of the seventh, Hatheway homered for the win.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Andrew Keith '19 led the Cardinals at the plate with a 2-for-2 performance. Farber went 1-for-3 and Marco Baratta '16 finished 1-for-3.
  • Nick Miceli '17 pitched a complete game and struck out seven batters while surrendering just five hits.
  • Hatheway went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI, and Schaffer finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored. David Rosas also singled.
  • Tyler Duff earned the starting nod and pitched a complete game as well, allowing just four hits and striking out four.

GAME TWO

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • After a pitching duel in game one, both teams came out swinging in the second game of the doubleheader. Williams took a 4-1 lead after one, but Wesleyan scored in six of the nine innings to prevail, 13-6.
  • After Miceli hit a RBI single in the top of the first, Hatheway hit yet another three-run home run in the bottom half of the inning. Jack Cloud also hit a RBI single.
  • After a scoreless second, Wesleyan put four runs on the board in the third to regain the lead, 5-4. Baratta hit an infield RBI single, Eric Jones '16 reached on a fielding error as Farber crossed home, and Will O'Sullivan '17 hit a two RBI single to close out the scoring.
  • Williams knotted the game at 5-5 after four, but Wesleyan went on to score eight runs over the next four innings – while holding the Ephs scoreless for three of those innings – to take a commanding lead.
  • During the stretch, Davidson hit two doubles for a total of three RBI.
  • Williams scored a run in the bottom of the eighth, but the deficit was too large to overcome as Wesleyan claimed the victory.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Wesleyan totaled 17 hits, and were led by Davidson who finished 4-for-5 with three RBI, two runs scored, two doubles and a triple. Baratta went 3-for-4 with a RBI and run scored, and O'Sullivan finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored. Miceli, Keith and Ellis Schaefer '17 all finished with two hits, while Keith crossed home three times. Schaefer also tripled in the game.
  • Ethan Rode '17 earned the starting nod and surrendered five runs (three earned) on nine hits. Dylan Millhouse '18 pitched 3.0 innings of relief and allowed one run on five hits while striking out four.
  • The Ephs recorded 14 hits as a team, while five players had two apiece. Hatheway led the team with a 2-for-4 performance, with three RBI, while Jackson Parese, Schaffer and Cloud all registered two hits and a RBI.
  • Four different pitchers took the mound for Williams, as Nathan Michalski earned the starting nod, but tossed just 2.0 innings, while Jack Bohen was credited with the loss after throwing 4.2 innings of relief. He allowed seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits.

UP NEXT

  • Wesleyan returns to the field Wednesday, April 20 and will play at Division I Yale beginning at 3:30 p.m.
  • The Ephs will play at Skidmore Wednesday, with the first pitched scheduled for 4 p.m.