Quakers complete Georgia road trip with loss to Piedmont U.


DEMOREST, Ga. – The Wilmington College baseball team fell in the final game of its Georgia trip Sunday to host Piedmont University 12-2.

The Quakers drop to 0-6. They’ll play 6 p.m. Tuesday at Berea College.

Carter Scheben doubled home Jared Lammert in the fourth to make it a 3-1 game but the Lions scored nine unanswered runs for a 12-1 lead.

Evan Kelsey, who had an RBI in the ninth inning for the final run of the game, and Scheben had two hits each. Kyle Jennings and Scheben both had doubles. Dominic Depa stole a base for WC.

Josh Harbaum and Hayden Wibbeler kept Piedmont scoreless in their relief work. Wibbeler struck out one in 0.2 innings, while Harbaum had three strikeouts over two innings of action.

On Saturday, heading to the top of the sixth inning, the Quakers led Randolph-Macon College 1-0. Zach Shepherd threw four great innings followed by a solid inning of relief from Kaleb Stines to get them to this point. Unfortunately, the Yellow Jackets plated four runs in the next two innings and the Quakers couldn’t complete the comeback in a 4-3 loss.

The Quakers made two outs to begin the bottom of the fifth before beginning a two-out rally. J.C. Calhoun walked and stole second before Kelsey reached on an error, which brought Calhoun to third base. Depa came up with a clutch hit to plate Calhoun and give Wilmington a 1-0 lead.

Randolph-Macon scored four unanswered runs to take a 4-1 lead. In the bottom of the eighth, Depa tripled home Kelsey then Jennings drove in Depa with a sacrifice fly, 4-3.

Depa led Wilmington with three hits in the game and two RBI. Shepherd struck out five hitters over four innings. JP Donelan had three strikeouts over two innings of relief work.

On Friday, Wilmington was defeated by Hanover 8-4 at Piedmont Univ. Wilmington scored first. Lammert walked, stole second then Depa walked. A wild pitch moved both runners up then Max Gildea doubled home both runners for a 2-0 lead.

Down 4-2 in the fifth, Kelsey singled in Calhoun who had tripled. Depa plated Kelsey to tie the game, 4-4.

On the mound, the Quakers struck out seven Panthers, with Clinton-Massie gradaute Luke Chappie striking out four in his three innings of work.

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