Wheeling, WV – The Glenville State College Pioneer baseball team dropped both games to Wheeling Jesuit as they opened up conference play on Tuesday afternoon.
In game one the Cardinals got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning when Patrick Ammar hit an RBI single scoring Jordan Medley as they took a 0-1 lead.
The Pioneers would take the lead in the next inning Philip Longecker scored on a passed ball by Wheeling Jesuit. Steven Miller also scored in the inning on an unearned run as GSC took a 2-1 lead.
However, the Cardinals would retake the lead in the bottom of the second when Mitch Ludewig hit a double to left field driving in Troy Acierno. Later in the inning Jordan Kraus would single to center field scoring Mitch Ludewig as Wheeling Jesuit now lead 2-3.
Wheeling Jesuit would break the game open in the bottom of the third when they scored two more runs as they claimed a 2-5 lead. The Cardnails would build on their lead by adding three more runs in the game as they downed the Pioneers in game one 2-8.
Philip Longecker led GSC in game one as he went 1 for 3 and scored one run. Steven Miller also scored a run for the Pioneers. Tucker Abruzzino pitched 4.2 innings as he allowed 10 hits, seven runs, and walked six batters.
In game two the Cardinals jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the second when GSC walked Jordan Kraus scoring Corey Hull. Patrick Ammar would later hit a two RBI single in the inning scoring Jordan Medley and Jeramie Neff. Also in the inning Andrew Nemecke would single scoring Jordan Kraus as Wheeling Jesuit would take a 0-4 lead.
The Pioneers could not find their offense in the second game as Wheeling Jesuit would hold them scoreless as the Cardinals won game two by a final of 0-7.
GSC would only register two hits in the game.
Heath Swisher went 1 for 3 while Darrien Hundson went 1 for 2 in the game.
Corey Hull went 2 for 3 scoring 2 runs while Patrick Amamr went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s in the game.
Brock McClung pitched six innings for GSC as he allowed seven hits, seven runs, and walked four batters.
Tony Acierno picked up the win for Wheeling Jesuit as he pitched three innings giving up zero hits, zero runs, and walked no batters.
The Pioneers return to action on Saturday, March 17th when they travel to Davis & Elkins. Game time is set for 1:00 PM.