WC baseball opens season with 19-4 loss

SEWANEE, TN – The Wilmington College baseball team opened the 2017 season by falling to Sewanee Saturday, 19-4, in non-conference action at Montgomery Field.

Wilmington (0-1) remained in Tennessee for a doubleheader with the Tigers on Sunday. The Fightin’ Quakers lost the opener 3-1.

On Saturday Wilmington pounded out 13 hits with six different hitters accounting for multiple hits.

Junior Daniel Hayes (Beavercreek, OH/Beavercreeek) tied a career-high with three knocks (3-for-4) with two runs scored.

Junior transfer Joshua Chua (Lancaster, England/Claremont [CA]), sophomore Jake Hyatt (Madeira, OH/Madeira), sophomore Gage Bley (Harrison, OH/Harrison), sophomore Ryan Collett (Wilmington, OH/Clinton Massie) and freshman Nick Silvis (Beavercreek, OH/Indian Lake) all had two hits.

Wilmington scored three of its four runs in the top of the ninth.

The Tigers scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning with starter Jarett Trautman (Hartville, OH/Field) surrendering seven earned runs on four hits in 2/3 of an inning. Trautman walked two batters and hit another.

Freshman Lance Fleischman (Milford, OH/Milford) was the only pitcher of the four used to not surrender a run. The southpaw hurled 1 2/3 innings of two-hit baseball.