Baseball ‘Cats fall in road doubleheader to Concord

ATHENS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan (2-29, 2-18) baseball team fell in a doubleheader at Concord (24-12-1, 11-7) on Saturday afternoon at Anderson Field.
 
Inside Game One
Sam Ingram led off the game with an opposite-field double to right field. Jack Tilton poked a hit through the left side with two strikes and Ingram moved to third. Adrian Delgado grounded into a double play that scored Tilton to give WVWC an early 1-0 lead.
 
Concord posted four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Wesleyan cut the deficit with a two-out rally in the second inning. Jaylon Robinson drew a walk and Dylan Poplin smoked a single to center to put a Robinson in scoring position. Ingram knocked his second hit of the day after legging out an infield hit to load the bases. Tilton was hit by a pitch that scored Robinson for the Bobcats’ second run.
 
CU managed to add two runs in the bottom of the second. Martin Radosevic led off the third inning with a walk and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Radosevic moved to third on the next play and Cole Shearer drove him in on a sacrifice fly to make the score 6-3 in favor of the Mountain Lions. The home team generated nine runs in the bottom of the third inning and led 15-3 after three innings of play.
 
Tilton kept his hot bat going with an RBI single that scored Poplin in the fourth inning. Delgado scored Ingram with a double to left field to give the ‘Cats five runs. Preston Todd smoked a three-RBI double in the fifth inning and Tilton drove a two-RBI double in the seventh. CU won game one, 21-10.
 
Tilton had a huge game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four runs driven in. Ingram, Todd and Poplin all went 2-for-2 at the dish and each crossed home plate at least once. Delgado, Radosevic, Thatcher Poteat and Robinson rounded out the ‘Cats offense and each recorded a base hit.
 
Inside Game Two
The ‘Cats grabbed the lead in the top of the first inning. Tilton reached on an infield single. Radosevic followed up with a walk and the pair stole second and third during the next at-bat. Leo White scored Tilton on a sacrifice fly to put WVWC ahead 1-0. Concord tied the game at one in the bottom half of the first inning. The Mountain Lions hung a nine-spot in the bottom of the third inning to take a commanding lead.
 
Cole Shearer led off the fourth inning and smacked his first collegiate home run to deep center field. Concord added four runs in the final three innings and completed the sweep with a 14-2 win.
 
White racked up two knocks to go along with his sacrifice fly. Tilton, Radosevic, Turner, Poplin and Shearer all contributed one hit. Jake Mauzy pitched one inning in relief and did not give up an earned run.
 
Up Next
The Bobcats will return to Hank Ellis field on Saturday to start a four-game set versus West Virginia State. First pitch on Saturday is slated for 1 p.m.

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