WILMINGTON – The Wilmington College baseball team swept Hiram College in doubleheader at a chilly, blustery Tewksbury-Delaney Field Sunday afternoon.
The Quakers took game one 1-0 and won the nightcap 8-5. Both games were pre-determined to be seven innings in length due to the sub-40 degree temperature.
Game one was a pitcher’s duel as Aaron Boster and Jack Conley went toe-to-toe for seven innings. The teams combined for eight hits.
Wilmington scored the only run of the game in the fifth. Evan Eilerman reached on a Hiram error then stole second. Evan Kelsey singled up the middle to plate Eilerman for a 1-0 WC lead.
Hiram put two runners on in the top of the seventh, but a strikeout looking ended the inning and the game.
Boster improved to 3-2 on the season by scattering five hits and four walks over seven innings with eight strikeouts.
Kelsey has two of WC’s three hits.
The nightcap would not be a pitcher’s duel, though WC’s Trent Mendenhall did pitch a quality start, six innings with two earned runs. Austin Christman pitched the last inning for the Quakers and gave up one single with a strikeout.
Both teams had 10 hits in the game with Kelsey’s 3-for-4 with three RBIs leading the way for the Quakers. Jared Lammert and Jesse Reliford had two hits each while Tyler Shaneyfelt went 1-for-1 with two walks, four runs scored and a stolen base.
Wilmington improves to 8-7 with the sweep after starting the season 0-6. The Quakers head to Asbury University for single game on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.