Baseball ‘Cats take two on the road from Notre Dame

SOUTH EUCLID (Ohio) — West Virginia Wesleyan College faced off against Notre Dame College (Ohio) in a doubleheader on Sunday and prevailed in both games, 8-6 and 14-5, to start the season undefeated in conference play.

Thatcher Poteat got it started for the Bobcats in the first game by smacking a two-run single in the top of the first inning scoring Jack Tilton and Ryan Drag. The Falcons were quick to answer in the bottom of the first with a one-run double from Tyler Shadle to make it 2-1.

Notre Dame tied the ball game in the bottom of the second with a one-run single from Johnny Costella.

It was quiet up until the bottom of the fourth as the Falcons tallied three runs from another one0run single from Costella and a two-run double from Caden Gomes to make it 5-2.

The Bobcats were quick to retaliate in the top of the fifth with a pair of two-run singles from Josh Ayala and Eddie Rueda and a one-run single from Drag to make it 7-5.

Notre Dame shortened the lead in the bottom of the fifth with one-run single from Carson Petrecca that scored Jacob Barker to make it 7-6.

Wesleyan provided the final blow in the top of the sixth with a one-run single from Matt Turner to score Poteat and kept Notre Dame silent in the final two innings to win the first game 8-6. The losing pitcher was Eric Parriett and the winning pitcher was Broderick Rohrbaugh with a save from Austin Mann.

Game two was a different story as Wesleyan crushed Notre Dame in a 14-5 victory. Shearer and Poteat paved the way for victory as they both went 2-4 with six runs combined. Shearer was also able to obtain five RBI’s in his efforts in the second game.

Also, spectacular pitching performances came from Hunter Eplin as he went six innings with only two earned runs and Drake Long who came in to close the game out.

The Bobcats look to stay hot in conference play as they take on Wheeling University in a doubleheader at home on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Game 1

Game 2

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