GAME ONE: No. 25 Wheaton 6 - Salve Regina 8
RECORDS: Wheaton (15-5, 5-0 NEWMAC) - Salve Regina (12-7)
LOCATION: Newport, R.I. (Reynolds Field)
- The Wheaton College baseball team hit the road for a non-conference contest at Salve Regina with the Seahawks using two runs in the bottom of the eighth to push past the Lyons 8-6.
- The Lyons got a 2-for-3 performance from Bryant Salkind, while Jacob Studley went 1-for-2 with three walks and an RBI.
- Joe Bongiovanni got the start for Wheaton pitching 5.1 innings, giving up six runs on nine hits. Patrick Arter, who came in in the eighth, picked up the loss after giving up two runs in the inning.
- Wheaton got off to a quick start, plating three runs in the top of the first inning on a three-run home run from junior captain Nick Raposo. The homer picked up Studley and Brody Ashley who started things with a single and a walk.
- Salve Regina got two runs back in the home half of the inning, making it a 3-2 contest.
- The Seahawks tacked on three more runs between the third and fourth innings, capturing their first lead of the contest.
- Wheaton chipped away at the deficit, scoring a run in the top of the fifth with Ashley coming around to score on a Studley single. An RBI single from George Mulcahey in the sixth tied the contest, before an RBI fielder's choice from Stephen Quigley handed the lead back to the Lyons.
- Salve plated a run of its own in the bottom of the sixth, tying the game at 6-6. The Seahawks used an RBI fielder's choice and single to recapture the lead in the bottom of the eighth.
- The lead would stick with the Lyons going down in order in the top of the ninth.
- Hits: Wheaton 6 / Salve Regina 12
- Errors: Wheaton 1 / Salve Regina 0
- RBIs: Wheaton 6 / Salve Regina 8
- Left on Base: Wheaton 5 / Salve Regina 10
- Walks: Wheaton 6 / Salve Regina 6
- Strikeouts: Wheaton 6 / Salve Regina 1
UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to action on Friday, April 5 for game one of a three-game series against the Beavers of Babson College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at 3:30 p.m. at Sidell Stadium