Baseball Falls to Middlebury in Double-Header

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

THE BASICS: 

Game One Score:  Middlebury 7, Wesleyan 3
Game Two Score: Middlebury 3, Wesleyan 2
Records: Wesleyan (16-10, 4-3 NESCAC), Middlebury (12-10, 7-4 NESCAC)
Location: Middlebury, Vt. (Forbes Field)
Date: Saturday, April 22nd
Time: 12/2:30 p.m.
The Lead: The Wesleyan University baseball team fell to NESCAC foe Middlebury College in a double-header on the road on Saturday afternoon.

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Ryan Earle '19 put the Cardinals up 1-0 in the third with an RBI single. He would then steal second and advance to third on a throwing error by the catcher, which allowed Matt Jeye '18 to score from third and put the visitors up 2-0.
  • The Panthers got to within one run in the fourth as Ryan Rizzo scored to make the score 2-1.
  • Nick Miceli '17 scored on a wild pitch in the fifth to put the Cardinals ahead 3-1.
  • The home team gained the lead with a six-run fifth inning to go up 7-3, and would hold Wesleyan scoreless for the remainder of the game to claim game one, 7-3.

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Justin Han notched and RBI single, and Alex Guild doubled home two runs to give the home team a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth.
  • The Cardinals responded in the fifth as Earle doubled home Miceli to make the score 3-1 in the fifth.
  • Wesleyan got the score to within one run in the sixth as Ellis Schaefer '17 doubled home Will O'Sullivan to make the score 3-2.
  • The visitors would get a runner on in the top of the ninth, but Conor Himstead would induce a double play and give Middlebury the 3-2 win.
  • Ethan Rode '17 went eight innings allowing just the three runs and struck out five for Wesleyan.

UP NEXT:

  • The teams will conclude their weekend series, tomorrow, Sunday April 23 at 12 p.m.  

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