Southern Wesleyan Drops Doubleheader to Limestone

Photo  by John Bolton Photography
Photo by John Bolton Photography

Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan dropped the final two games of the series on Saturday in 6-0 and 5-2 final scores.

The Warriors recorded two hits in the first game of the afternoon.  Tanner Glass and Quinton Bent each posted a hit, with Bent's being a double.  Jarred Jones started the first game of the afternoon.  Jones pitched one inning while striking out one batter.  TJ McEvilly came in to pitch in relief for the Warriors.  McEvilly pitched six innings while striking out five batters.

Southern Wesleyan posted seven hits in the second game of the day with doubles by Quinton Bent, Tanner Glass and Devin PatrickJarred Jones and Julio Justo had the lone RBIs of the game.  The Warriors had seven walks during the game with Jones leading the team with two.  Jackson Fischer pitched the second game of the day.  Fischer pitched six innings while striking out five.  Josh Core and Daniel Singleton came in to pitch in relief, combining for three strikeouts.


Game Vitals

Game One Final: Limestone 6, Southern Wesleyan 0

Game Two Final: Limestone 5, Southern Wesleyan 2

Records: Southern Wesleyan (16-25 / CC 7-16) Limestone (15-28 / CC 9-15)


How It Happened

Game One

Limestone started strong in the first game of the day as a home run by Whetsell allowed them to take a 1-0 lead in the first inning.  They continued to push around the Warriors pitching to score five runs in the second and win the game 6-0.

Game Two

The Saints took the lead in the third inning as they plated two runs.  However, the Warriors countered in the bottom of the third inning.  Sean Sutay led off the first with a bunt single and then advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Timo Schau.  A wild pitch allowed Sutay to get ninety feet from home.  With one on and one out, Jarred Jones walked to put runners on the corners.  Julio Justo hit a ground out to second base, but Sutay was able to score to put Southern Wesleyan down 2-1.

The Warriors tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning.  Devin Patrick led off with a double down the left field line and then Conner Ewing walked to put two on base with no outs.  DJ Ludwick hit a sacrifice bunt that allowed both Patrick and Ewing to advance a base.  Timo Schau was hit by a pitch to load the bases.  With the bases loaded and two outs, Jarred Jones walked to bring Patrick in and allow the Warriors to tie the game 2-2.

Limestone continue to pressure the Southern Wesleyan defense, bringing three more runs in to win the game 5-2.


What's Next

Southern Wesleyan will remain at home as they host the Young Harris Mountain Lions on April 16.  They will then travel to Wilson, NC to take on the Barton Bulldogs on April 19-20.