It took extra innings, but the Wesley College baseball team picked up a come-from-behind 7-6 victory in 10 innings over St. Joseph’s, N.Y. on Saturday.
After two straight two-out walks in the 10th, Will Barton crushed a game-winning single to the left field fence that brought Cody Ellis home from second to give the Wolverines (5-1) the walk-off win.
Barton led the Wolverines with three hits while Chris Seibert and Michael Piccirillo also added two hits in the victory. Trey Mears stole four bases while scoring twice.
Alex Marrs pitched the ninth and 10th frames to pick up his third win of the year. Marrs struck out three and only surrendering a walk and an unearned run.
Wesley forced extra innings in the bottom of the ninth when Seibert knocked a two-out single up the middle past the diving shortstop to score Mears from second.
MEN, Delaware 13, Villanova 10: Behind strong performances from attackers Andrew Romagnoli (4 goals, 1 assist) and Charlie Kitchen (2 goals, 3 assists) as the Blue Hens won their third in a row.
Delaware (4-2) also got key contributions from freshman goalie Matt Deluca (15 saves), Steve Delargy (3 goals) and Joe Eisele (2 goals).
The Hens enjoyed a 5-3 lead following the first quarter, and eventually extended that advantage to 7-3 midway through the second.
Leading 7-6 at halftime, Delaware struck for six second-half goals, including four in the fourth quarter, to put away the win.
Mount Union 10, Wesley 8: Nate Gemmato led the Wolverines (3-2) with a hat trick in the loss.
Gemmato also assisted on Leo Kelly’s goal in the second half. Gemmato also recorded six ground balls and won 10-of-16 faceoffs.
Adam Tewey notched two goals while Kelly, Joe Fingles and Zach Farnell each tallied a goal. Josh Wassum, Chris Smith and Zach Weitzel each added an assist in the loss.
James Cella made 13 stops in net for the Wolverines.
WOMEN, Radford 24, Delaware State 6: The Hornets dropped their season opener on the road.
The contest was also DSU’s first as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference after competing as a Division I independent in the program’s first four years.
Kayla Yurkanin and Olivia Summerville paced the Hornets with a pair of goals apiece.
Delaware State goal keeper Elizabeth Henry recorded nine saves as the Hornets were outshot 41-16.
Ohio Univ. 9, Delaware 4: The Blue Hens dropped to 2-10 with the loss on the second day of the Tennessee Invitational.
Leanna Gearhart, Mattie Nuccio and Anna Steinmetz all finished with two hits for Delaware.
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