Quakers earn split at John Carroll
Justus leads WC to game-one win
April 6, 2012
Hunter Justus drove in three runs and was the winning pitcher as Wilmington topped John Carroll.
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — Hunter Justus drove in three runs and did the job on the mound as Wilmington College topped John Carroll, 6-2, in the opening game of an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader Friday afternoon. John Carroll evened things on the day with a 14-5 win in game two.
The Quakers are now 1-5 in the OAC, 4-15 overall. John Carroll is 3-3 in the conference, 10-11 overall.
“The first game was probably the best overall game we have played this season,” Wilmington head coach Tony Haley said. “We played solid defense, hit well and got great pitching. Our pitching kept us in the game and gave us a chance to win.”
Making his first start of the year, Justus (Circleville/Logan Elm) allowed five hits and one earned run over four innings to earn the win.
The junior also ripped a three-run double in the seventh inning to break open a close game.
Troy Wagner (Bright, Ind./East Central) and Jared Ramsey (Fairborn) pitched the final three innings, allowing one run and four hits.
Bruce Dunlap (Circleville/Logan Elm) had three of Wilmington’s eight hits. Luke Teeters (Waverly) added two hits.
In game two, Brett McEvoy (Pickerington/Pickerington North), Justus and Teeters drove in runs as the Quakers scored five times in the fifth inning to go ahead, 5-4.
John Carroll responded with the tying run in the fifth and eight more in the sixth to blow things open.
“Our pitchers just couldn’t find the strike zone,” Haley said. “We got back into the game, but we just couldn’t find the plate.”
Brandon Arehart (Wilmington) led Wilmington’s offense with three hits.