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Jonny Smith hits 2-run homer in first game
Jonny Smith hits 2-run homer in first game
Baseball - Mon, Feb. 14, 2011

The Bulldogs hosted Brescia University over the weekend playing a double header on Saturday and then one nine inning game on Sunday. The Bulldogs swept the series winning 11-0, 12-0, and 18-2, ending all the games with the 10 run rule.  

Bulldogs 10, Bearcats 0

David Bergin allowed just three baserunners over five innings, giving up two hits and walking one while striking out seven.   The Bulldogs used two hit batsmen, along with singles from Jordan Guida, Stephen Branca and David Lindsay and Jonny Smith's double, to stake Bergin to a five-run lead in the first inning. Singles by Sam Munson, Cody Gaskill and Ryan Carlot made it 6-0 in the third. Wesleyan capped off the first game with a four-run fourth, highlighted by Smith's two-run home run and hits from Ryan Santos, Guida, Muson, Gaskill and Carlot.

The Bulldogs had 13 hits, two each by Smith, Guida, Munson, Gaskill and Carlot. Smith, Guida, Munson, Gaskill, Carlot and Lindsay all had RBIs.

Bulldogs 12, Bearcats 0

Noah Piard surrendered six hits over four innings, but the defense provided two double-plays to help keep Brescia off the board. Piard struck out two and did not walk a batter. Will Ickes pitched one inning of scoreless relief, walking the leadoff batter before striking out the side. Already leading 2-0, the Bulldogs broke the game open with a seven-run third. Hits by Santos, Branca, Carlot, C.J. McElroy, Devin Paschal and Smith, along with two walks and Tanner Quirk's sacrifice fly, accounted for the damage. Wesleyan put the game away in the fourth with three runs, two coming on Carlot's triple and the other on a McElroy double.

Wesleyan had 11 hits with Carlot going 3-for-3 with three RBIs. McElroy had two hits with three RBIs. Branca added two hits. Branca, Smith, Gaskill, Paschal and Quirk all had one RBI each.

Bulldogs 18, Bearcats 2

On a day when the wind blowing out at Jack Bowling Field made a potential home run hitter of everyone in the lineup, it was the Wesleyan bats that proved most lethal. Following a leadoff double by Smith in the first inning, Guida homered for a 2-0 TWC lead. A solo Brescia shot in the second made it 2-1. Wesleyan erupted for 15 runs in the third with 12 runs scoring as the first 13 batters reached safely. Guida led off with a single, followed by run-scoring hits from Branca and Munson. Gaskill singled and, when the ball eluded the centerfielder, circled the bases to put TWC up 7-1. Carlot then walked in front of a home run by Anthony Boix. Lindsay singled, Santos walked and Smith chased both runners home with single. Guida singled, Branca had a two-run single and Munson homered. Gaskill then doubled before Brescia recorded the first out of the inning. Boix added another hit and Lindsay capped the 15-run outburst with a three-run homer. Leading 17-2, Wesleyan's final run came on a Guida double in the fifth.

Wesleyan had 21 hits, four from Guida and three each from Branca, Gaskill and Lindsay. Guida, Branca and Lindsay each had three RBIs.

McCracken gave up two runs on five hits, striking out two. Drew Housewright pitched 1 1/3 innings, Ronnie Phelps and Ben Crocker one inning each of scoreless relief.