Central, S.C. – Southern Wesleyan fell to Anderson University Trojans on Wednesday afternoon 4-2.
The Warriors recorded seven hits in the loss to Anderson. Drew Carson and Conner Ewing led the team with two hits each. Carson hit two doubles while Ewing and Alec Hrynda each hit a double in the loss. Ewing and Hrynda each posted an RBI, and Andrew Falgiano had a sacrifice bunt. Falgiano went on to have a stolen base during the game.
Jordan Finster started the game against the Trojans. He went four innings while allowing seven hits and three runs in the loss. Finster faced 20 batters and threw 67 pitches, with 44 being strikes.
Final: Anderson 4, Southern Wesleyan 2
Records: Southern Wesleyan (3-10), Anderson (4-7)
Coach Gillespie Says…
"We gave ourselves an opportunity at the end, just couldn't pull it out. Again, we pitched well and played good in the field. Just need to piece some quality at bats together when we have runners in scoring position."
How It Happened
The Trojans struck first in the top of the first when a single by D. Carpenter brought Thomas around to cross home plate. They went on to bring runners home in the top of the second and third innings to take a 3-0 lead over the Warriors.
Southern Wesleyan was kept scoreless until the bottom of the eighth inning. With two outs, Drew Carson doubled down the left field line. Alec Hrynda followed with a double to left center to bring Carson around to score. Conner Ewing singled up the middle to allow Hrynda to come home and bringing the score to 3-2
Anderson took their lead to 4-2 in the top of the ninth when a triple from D. Carpenter brought Green across home plate to allow them to win the game.
Southern Wesleyan will begin Conference Carolinas competition this week as they travel to North Greenville University to take on the Crusaders on February 24 and 25.