Key hit eludes @DubC_Baseball in sweep

Junior Kyle Short had both of Wilmington's RBI Sunday in their losses to Heidelberg. (Wilmington file photo)
Junior Kyle Short had both of Wilmington's RBI Sunday in their losses to Heidelberg. (Wilmington file photo)

TIFFIN – The Wilmington College baseball team wrapped up the 2017 season by dropping a pair of Ohio Athletic Conference games to Heidelberg Sunday. The twin bill was moved from Saturday due to inclement weather.

GAME ONE: Heidelberg 5, Wilmington 0

  • Wilmington had base runners in eight of the nine innings, but was 3-of-19 with runners on base. WC left 13 runners stranded in the loss.
  • Over the last four innings, WC had the first batter of each inning reach.
  • The Fightin' Quakers had their best chance to score in the sixth inning as the first three batters reached, but a strikeout looking and double play ended the threat.
  • Heidelberg took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning, added a single run in the fifth and a pair of runs in the seventh.
  • Three players – junior Jake Robinson (Westerville, OH/North), junior Joshua Chua (Lancaster, England/Claremont [CA]) and freshman Shane Hale (New Lebanon, OH/Dixie) – had two hits each of the Fightin' Quakers.
  • Junior Tyler McDaniel (Trenton, OH/Edgewood) drew a pair of walks to reach base twice.
  • Sophomore Joey Hollback, 0-6, (Salem, OH/Sebring McKinney) took the loss, allowing four earned runs on six hits in six innings of work. He had five strikeouts and five walks.

GAME TWO: HEIDELBERG 5, WILMINGTON 2

  • Junior Kyle Short (Trenton, OH/Edgewood) brought home Wilmington's lone runs with a two-run, two-out single in the seventh inning. Sophomore Jake Hyatt (Madeira, OH/Madeira) and Chua, who opened the inning with back-to-back singles, scored on the play.
  • Short was the only WC player with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with two RBI.
  • The Student Princes tallied all five of their runs over the course of the first four innings, single runs in the first and third innings, and a three-spot the fourth.
  • Freshman Matt Oney, 3-7, (Carlisle, OH/Carlisle) absorbed the defeat, allowing five earned runs on eight hits in five innings of work.

Wilmington finished the season 7-33 overall, 2-16 in the OAC.