WILMINGTON — Aaron Boster had the best outing a Wilmington College baseball starting pitcher has had all season on Thursday as the sophomore struckout nine in eight innings in an 11-4 Fightin’ Quakers win over Franklin College.
The Fightin’ Quakers gave their starter some breathing room early as three hits including RBI-hits from Jared Lammert and Dominic Depa to go along with a Grizzly error put the hosts up 4-0 after one. A sacrifice fly from Jesse Reliford in the second and a bases-loaded single from reigning Ohio Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week Evan Kelsey in the third put Wilmington up comfortably 6-0.
Depa later added a two-run double. The Quakers put the game out of reach with three runs in the seventh.
Boster earned his first win of the year in a 145-pitch outing, scattering five hits and five walks with nine strikeouts and a single run in eight innings of work.
Kelsey continued his torrid hitting pace, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Lammert and Depa both had multiple hits as well. The two teams combined for 20 hits with 17 of those being singles.
Wilmington (7-4) faces Olivet College (Mich.) for a three-game series at Tewksbury-Delaney Field Sunday and Monday.