The Bulldogs played a 3 game series against the University of Saint Francis (IN) this weekend. The Bulldogs lost the first game after 13 innings 6-5, but came back to win 10-7 and 12-2 on Saturday.
Cougars 6, Bulldogs 5
David Bergin tossed the first six innings, allowing two runs on five hits, striking out six and walking one.
Wesleyan snapped a 1-1 tie with three runs in the fourth on singles from David Linsday and Ryan Santos, a double from Johnny Smith and a sacrifice fly. St. Francis tied the game with two runs in the eighth off reliever Corey Collins and took a 5-4 lead in the ninth with a run off Ben Crocker. Wesleyan missed a chance to win the game in the bottom of the inning. Cody Gaskill doubled and with one out, Sam Munson walked, Jordan Guida received an intentional pass and Rafael Carlot was hit by pitch to force home a run, tying the game and leaving the bases loaded.
Two ground ball outs, however, stranded the runners and sent the game to extra innings. Neither team posed a serious threat until the 13th when a hit, wild pitch, passed ball and a two-out single provided St. Francis with the winning run off reliever Matt Brennan.
Both teams has 12 hits. Santos was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Lindsay had three hits while Gaskill and Munson had two each.
Bulldogs 10, Cougars 7
St. Francis took a 4-0 lead off Wesleyan starter David Frey in its first at-bats. Wesleyan got two run back on Bergin's home run in the second and pulled within one in the third on a Santos homer. Trailing 5-3, the Bulldogs struck for four runs in the fourth, highlighted by hits from Bergin, Guida, Lindsay, Anthony Boix and Smith to put the score at 7-3.
Munson's three-run homer in the fifth made it 10-5. Ronnie Phelps pitched two scoreless innings of relief, but Crocker had to get the final two outs in the seventh in relief of Drew Housewright after St. Francis scored twice and had the tying run at the plate.
TWC collected 13 hits with Smith, Munson, Bergin and Lindsay having two each. Munson had three RBIs while Bergin and Santos each had two.
Bulldogs 12, Cougars 2
Noah Piard went the six-inning distance, surrendering two runs on four hits while striking out nine and walking four. TWC trailed 1-0 until the third when a walk, Gaskill's double and Branca's sacrifice fly made it 2-1. Munson's double and Bergin's second home run of the day followed to make it 4-1. Gaskill and Guida each hit two-run roundtrippers in the fourth as Wesleyan went up 8-1 and Smith's homer in the fifth made it 9-2. Carlot's double and a Boix single in the sixth helped plate three runs to end the game under the 10-run rule, 12-2.
The Bulldogs had 15 hits, three each from Gaskill, Branca and Boix. Gaskill, Bergin, Guida and Boix had two RBIs.
The Bulldogs host Tennessee Temple on Tuesday, March 1st at 2:00 pm.