The Bulldogs took both ends of Saturday's doubleheader by scores of 6-5 and 5-2 before thumping the Golden Bears of West Virginia Tech on Sunday, 13-2.
TWC 6, WVU 5
The visitors used five walks, an infield single and a combination of wild pitches and passed balls to score three runs in the top of the first against Wesleyan starter Tyler Wilson. The Bulldogs got a run back in the bottom of the second on an error and sacrifice fly. Wesleyan went on top, 4-3, with three runs in the third on singles by Brackton Smith and Jake Stone, a double by David Donald and a throwing error. Wes Minton homered in the fourth to snap a 4-4 tie and TWC made it 6-4 in the sixth on singles by Smith, Josh McCray and Brad Carpenter. Tech scored once in the seventh, but left the tying run at third base.
Wilson went 1 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on two hits, while striking out four and walking seven. Brady Frey picked up the win, giving up one run on two hits, while striking out two and walking two. Noah Piard collected a save, surrendering one run on three hits with two strikeouts In one inning of work.
TWC 5, WVU 2
Tech led 1-0 before the Bulldogs scored twice in the third on singles by Branden Walker and Travis Burnside, along with a sacrifice fly. Trey Griffin singled in the fourth and later scored on a sacrifice fly. Wesleyan added its final two runs in the sixth on a walk, infield grounder and McCray's single. Wesleyan had just seven hits, two by Burnside.
Zach Fleshman was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks over six innings. Noah Piard pitched a scoreless seventh, giving up one hit and striking out one.
TWC 13, WVU 2
The Bulldogs once again trailed early, with starter Jarrod Jamerson giving up a walk, hitting a batter and a pair of run-scoring singles to put the Golden Bears ahead, 2-0, in the first inning. Jamerson, however, would settle down and shut Tech out over the next six innings. Wesleyan broke the game open with a seven-run second, sending 11 players to the plate. Wes Minton had two hits in the inning, both singles; Hunter Hall, Brad Abernathy and Travis Burnside had singles, along with a double from Logan Dalton and triple by Trey Griffin. Minton and Griffin added home runs as the 'Dogs put up single runs in the third and fifth frames, two in the sixth and ended the game under the 10-run rule with two in the seventh.
Jarrod Jamerson went the distance, allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out two and walking two.