Nick Miceli '17 Pitches a One-Hit Shutout as Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Against La Verne

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

THE BASICS:

Score: Game One:  Wesleyan 2, La Verne 0; Game Two: Wesleyan 11, La Verne 6
Records: Wesleyan (9-3); La Verne (13-9)
Location: Claremont, Calif.
Date: Friday, March 24th
Time: 2 p.m. / 5 p.m.
The Lead: Nick Miceli '17 pitched a one-hit shutout in game one, while the offense put up 11 runs in game two as the Wesleyan University baseball team swept a doubleheader against the University of La Verne by scores of 2-0 and 11-6 on Friday afternoon. 

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In what was a pitchers duel between Miceli and Chris Peres, the two teams combined for one hit and zero runs through the first five innings.
  • The Cardinals would load the bases in the sixth thanks to a single from Ryan Earle '19 and walks to Matt Jeye '18 and Miceli. Danny Rose '19 would force a walk to score the game's first runs and give Wesleyan a 1-0 lead.
  • Another walk to Ellis Schaefer '17 would force in Jeye to put the Cardinals up 2-0 in the sixth.
  • Miceli would hold the Leopards scoreless and Wesleyan would claim the shutout win.
  • Peres went 5.2 innings allowing one hit and two runs, while Miceli went 7 innings and allowed no runs one hit while striking out eight.

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Peres would put La Verne up 1-0 in the bottom of the first with an RBI single through the right side.
  • Earle and Jeye would single home a run each in the third to put the Cardinals on top by one with a score of 2-1.
  • In the bottom of the inning, the Leopards would score twice to regain the lead at 3-2.
  • Once again, Wesleyan would respond as it put up two runs of its own in the fourth as Andrew Keith '19 and Will O'Sullivan '17 notched RBIs to take 4-3 advantage.
  • The Cardinals would add a run the fifth as Rose doubled home Earl to make the score 5-3.
  • Keith would score on a single by O'Sullivan in the sixth to give Wesleyan a 6-3 lead.
  • La Verne would get to within one run in the bottom of the inning as Ashton Edior singled home two runs.
  • A five run eighth would put the Cardinals ahead 11-5. Jonny Corning '20, Keith and O'Sullivan all knocked in runs with singles, while Miceli scored two with his single up the middle.
  • An RBI groundout by Jacob Benson would make the score 11-6 in the bottom of the eighth, but that's as close as the Leopards would get as Wesleyan would claim the win.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will return home to Middletown, Conn., and will host Eastern Connecticut State on Wednesday, March 29th at 4 p.m. 

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