WC baseball wins first OAC game of season Friday


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BEXLEY – The Wilmington College baseball team snapped an 11-game losing streak by splitting an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) doubleheader at Capital University Friday. The Fightin’ Quakers took game one 4-3 while the Crusaders won the nightcap 6-2.

Wilmington is 9-19 overall and 1-9 in the OAC.

In the first game, Jarett Trautman scattered 12 hits and gave up two earned runs. He did not strike out a batter.

Nick Silvis and Luke Kleindl had two hits each while Silvis drove in two runs. Daniel Hayes had an RBI as well for WC.

Ahead 4-3, Wilmington held off Capital by turning a pair of double plays in the eighth and ninth innings to preserve the win.

In the second game, the Quakers got off to a good start on RBIs by Shane Hale and Bryce Fordyce to grab a 2-0 lead. But Capital took the lead for good in the fifth.

Alec Robinette dropped to 3-2 with a loss in his first start. Lance Fleischman did provide the Quakers with 2.1 innings of scoreless baseball in relief.

Offensively, Kleindl and Joe Legin recorded multi-hit games for Wilmington.

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