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WC drops doubleheader to #9 Marietta

May 4, 2013

Seniors Hunter Justus (2) and Cameron Schwalbach combined for five of Wilmington's nine hits in the season finale. (Wilmington file)

Seniors Hunter Justus (2) and Cameron Schwalbach combined for five of Wilmington's nine hits in the season finale. (Wilmington file)

MARIETTA – The Wilmington College baseball team dropped an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader Friday to #9 Marietta by identical 14-3 scores to cap the season. Wilmington finished the season 5-32 overall, 1-17 in the OAC.


The Pioneers didn’t waste any time jumping on starter Clay Cleaver (Pleasant Plain, OH/Little Miami) in the nightcap, scoring three runs in the first and two more in the second. Corey Walker (Hillsboro, OH/Hillsboro) relieved Cleaver one out deep into the second inning to get Wilmington out of the inning. Cleaver (0-3) took the loss, allowing five earned runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Wilmington got on the board as Cameron Schwalbach (Circleville, OH/Circleville) scored on error in the second inning. A double by Walker put runners on the corners with one out. However, back-to-back groundouts silenced the rally, although, it didn’t stunt the Quakers’ offensive momentum.

Jake Vinkovich (Circleville, OH/Circleville) kicked off the third with a single, and then moved to third on back-to-back wild pitches. He scored as Brandon Arehart (Wilmington, OH/Wilmington) reached on an error. Arehart would eventually score to pull Wilmington to within two at 5-3. But, that would be as close as the Quakers would get.

Marietta added more distance between it and the Quakers with three runs in the fifth inning. The Pioneers added a single run in the sixth, and then threw a five-spot on the board in the seventh.

In their final collegiate game, seniors Schwalbach, Vinkovich and Hunter Justus (Circleville, OH/Logan Elm) combined for seven of Wilmington’s nine hits. Schawalbach went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and runs scored, while Vinkovich was 2-for-5 with a run scored. Justus capped his career going 2-for-4.

In the opener, Wilmington broke out to the 2-0 lead in the first inning as Arehart recorded an RBI triple and then scored on a single from Justus. The lead didn’t last long as Marietta tallied multiple runs, totaling 14, in the first five innings.

Roenick Whitney (Goshen, OH/Goshen), who was the lone player with multiple hits in the first game, doubled to start the fourth. He came around to score on a Max Ramsey (Waynesville, OH/Waynesville) groundout.

Billy Foster (Xenia, OH/Xenia) fell to 1-1 as he allowed five runs (three earned) on five hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Wilmington @ *Marietta

Friday, May 03, 2013 Game 1 Final
3
Wilmington
14
*Marietta
Location:
Marietta
Date:
Friday, May 03, 2013
Time:
4:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Game 2 Final
3
Wilmington
14
*Marietta