College Baseball: Wesleyan Falls in Final Regular Season Games

By: Nathan Bloechl —

Mount Pleasant — The Iowa Wesleyan baseball team fell in both of their final regular season games last night to third-ranked Webster at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex.

In game one, Webster put six runs in the 3rd inning en route to a 10-1 victory.

Wesleyan tied the game at one apiece in the bottom of the 2nd on a Erik Kiewiet RBI single.

From there, the Gorloks scored nine unanswered runs.

Charles Shockley took the loss for the the Tigers, working five innings allowing ten hits and nine runs — only three earned — while striking out two.

Jake Leonard had two hits for Wesleyan in the loss.

In game two, the Gorloks scored runs in each of the first six innings as they picked up a 17-0 win.

RJ LaRocca got the scoring started in the first inning on a steal of home as Webster never looked back.

The Gorloks scored five times in the the 2nd and 4th innings while adding three in the 5th and two in the 6th.

Their pitching staff combined for a two-hit shutout.

Dominic Gerace and Michael Noonan had the lone base hits, both singles, for the Tigers.

Clayton Lathen was the losing pitcher working just two innings allowing seven hits and six runs.

Wesleyan closes their regular season with 8-19.

They now turn their focus to the first round of the SLIAC Conference Tournament, which is slated for Thursday afternoon.