Quakers drop slugfest to Cedarville
Yellow Jackets win, 19-9
April 24, 2012
Andrew Snell rips a two-run double during Wilmington's loss to Cedarville.
Cedarville topped Wilmington College, 19-9, in a non-conference game on a hitter’s delight day at Tewksbury-Delaney Field.
The Quakers are now 6-22 on the season while Cedarville moves to 30-9.
With the wind providing more than a gentle nudge, the two teams piled up 33 combined hits in scoring 28 runs. Three of the Yellow Jackets’ drives left the yard while six of Wilmington’s hits went for extra bases.
Cedarville jumped to a 6-0 lead in the second inning, but Wilmington scored twice in the home second on a double off the bat of Andrew Snell (Jamestown/Greeneview).
That was as close as Wilmington would get.
The Yellow Jackets scored in seven innings and put four-spots on the board in the fifth and seventh.
The Quakers — who had base runners in every inning but the first — got two runs in the fifth on an Austin Newman (Bethel/Bethel-Tate) triple and a Cedarville error.
Wilmington batted around in the ninth inning to score five runs. Bruce Dunlap (Circleville/Logan Elm) chased home a pair of runs with a double and Brett McEvoy (Pickerington) delivered a run with his team-leading fourth hit of the game.
“That inning showed what this team is capable of doing,” Wilmington head coach Tony Haley said. “We were aggressive with strikes. When we take that approach, we can score some runs.”
Brandon Arehart (Wilmington) added three hits while Newman, Dunlap and Dan Conroy (Columbus/Centennial) had two knocks each.
The Quakers will remain home for a non-conference doubleheader with Oberlin Wednesday. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.