MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University baseball team dropped a pitching duel to in-state rival Trinity on Monday night in the 2019 regular-season finale, 2-0.
The 2019 campaign ends for both teams as the Cardinals conclude the year with a 17-18 record and Trinity finished 27-7.
- The game went scoreless for the first seven innings.
- In the bottom of the second, Wesleyan left the bases loaded. Trinity then did the same in the top of the third.
- Senior Doug Hartshorn entered the game in the top of the fourth and pitched four excellent innings of relief work.
- In the top of the eighth, the leadoff batter Johnny Stamatis was hit by a pitch to reach first. He then stole second, and eventually crossed home plate on a throwing error by the Cardinals.
- The Bantams added an insurance run in the ninth. Tyler Buckley hit a leadoff double to right center and Geoffrey Stillman brought him home on the next at-bat with a single through the left side.
- With runners on first and third and no outs, Wesleyan picked off a base runner and then on the next at-bat, left fielder Danny Rose caught a fly out and threw to home, getting the runner for a double play and keeping it a two-run game.
- However, Wesleyan was unable to get anything going in the bottom half of the inning as Trinity prevailed.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Tanner Fulkerson, Andrew Kauf, Rose, and Nick Valicenti each recorded a hit for the Cardinals while Kauf doubled. Peter DeLalio earned the starting nod and threw 3.0 scoreless innings while surrendering just one hit and striking out five.
- Stillman went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead all batters, while Buckley, Robbie Cronin, and Matt Koperniak all tallied a hit. Cameron Crowley started and recorded the win to finish the year a perfect 8-0. He went 7.1 innings, allowing just three hits and striking out five. Erik Mohl entered the game in relief and tossed 1.2 innings, surrendering one hit.