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Baseball - Wed, Feb. 19, 2014

Due to the snow that came last week, the Bulldogs had to travel to play against Indiana Tech this past weekend. TWC and Indiana Tech both met at Cumberland University to play a nine inning game, and then what turned out to be a 7 inning game.

 

The Bulldogs won over the Warriors, 9-4, in the first game.  An error, followed by singles from James Boddicker and Tim Kiene, led to a first-inning run, but both were left stranded, along with two base runners each in the second and third frames.  Indiana Tech used a pair of Wesleyan errors and two hits to plate three unearned runs against TWC starter Josh Clemen in the third and added a run in the top of the fourth to lead, 4-1. The Bulldogs got a run back in the bottom of the inning when, with two outs, Ryan Phillips singled, took second on a throwing error and scored on Brad Carpenter's double. Alex Pridemore relieved Clemen to start the fifth and would combine with Tyler Wilson to shut the Warriors out over the final five innings.  Wesleyan took the lead with a three-run fifth, highlighted by Kiene's two-run homer, two walks and Bryon Haag's RBI single.  TWC added a run in the sixth, again with two outs, on a walk and Cody Heifnar's double. The Bulldogs sealed the decision in the eighth. Two hit-batsmen, Shell McCain's single and Kiene's double produced the game's final three runs.

Kiene had three of the Bulldog's 11 hits, including a home run and double, while driving in five runs. McCain had two hits, scored two runs and Heifnar had a hit and scored three runs.

Clemen went four innings, allowing four runs on 11 hits, while striking out three. Pridemore picked up the win with four innings of scoreless relief, giving up just two hits, walking two and striking out seven. Wilson did not give up a hit and fanned one in the ninth.

Due to the loss of daylight the second game ended 2-2 after the 7th inning.

Wesleyan held a 2-0 lead after four innings. The runs came in the first inning on a Boddicker home run and a Boddicker single and Haag double in the fourth. Brent Adheen blanked the Warriors until a two-out error led to an unearned run in the fifth. Taylor Patterson pitched a scoreless sixth and Taylor Saucedo took the mound in the seventh. Suacedo gave up a leadoff single and two-out triple to plate the game-tying run before Wilson came on to get the final out.  The Bulldogs missed a chance to pull out the victory in the bottom of the seventh. Matt Malloy walked and, with one out, pinch-runner Branden Walker stole second base. Pinch-hitter Josh McCray singled with Walker holding at third base. Walker, however, was tagged out at home trying to score on a wild pitch and a strikeout ended the game.

Both teams had just five hits with two of the Bulldogs coming from Boddicker.

Adheen surrendered just one unearned run on two hits, walking three and striking out five. Patterson gave up a hit and struck out two. Saucedo allowed one run on two hits with a strikeout.