Glenville, WV – The GSC Baseball team drop two games to the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats on Sunday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.
In game one, the Pioneers would fall behind in the top of the first when Gene Franks hit a grounder to third base as Cory Flickinger scored as WVWC took 0-1 lead.
Wesleyan would add two more runs in the fourth after Matt Edwards flied out to left field as Mark Darlington scored. Later in the inning John Tenny flied out to center field as Aaron Wiegel scored as Wesleyan took a 0-3 lead.
The Pioneers would score in the bottom sixth when Ethan Szabo hit a solo homerun as GSC cut the Bobcats lead to 1-3 heading into the top of the seventh.
In the top of the seventh the Bobcats would score two more runs as they took a 1-5 lead.
GSC would have one more chance in the bottom of the seventh. The Pioneers would score two runs as Heath Swisher hit a two RBI single as John Royce and Ronald Loy scored to cut the lead to 3-5.
But the Pioneers could not get any closer as Wesleyan walked away with a 3-5 win.
Heath Swisher went one for four with two RBI’s while Ethan Szabo went two for three with a solo homerun in the sixth inning.
Ronald Loy went two for three and scored a run.
Brock McClung pitched four innings as he allowed one hit, three runs, and walked four batters. Chris Knapp pitched three innings as he allowed three hits and two runs.
In game two, Wesleyan got on the score board first in the top of the second when Mark Darlington hit a solo homerun putting them up 0-1.
The Bobcats added two more runs in the top of the fourth as they claimed a 0-3 lead over GSC. Wesleyan would head into the fifth inning lead the Pioneers 0-8.
The Pioneers would score in the bottom of the fifth when Heath Swisher hit a RBI single as Ronald Loy scored as the Pioneers would cut the lead to seven 1-8. But that’s as close as GSC would get as the Wesleyan would go on to win 1-8.
Heath Swisher went one for three with one RBI. Ronald Loy scored the only run for GSC.
Ian Morris pitched five innings as he allowed eight hits, eight runs, and struck out one batter.
The Pioneers return to action on Tuesday, April 3rd when Pitt-Johnstown travel to Glenville for a double header. Game time is set for 1:00 PM.