Central, S.C. – Southern Wesleyan falls in game one of three game series against the Emmanuel College Lions in Conference Carolinas action on Friday evening.
The Warriors posted four hits in the loss. Andrew Falgiano contributed a sacrifice bunt and stolen base. John Garrett led the team with two walks during the game. Mike Batten started the first game of the series. Batten went 6.2 innings while allowing five hits and striking out six batters. Tyler Parry came in to pitch in relief for the Warriors and struck out four batters.
Final: Emmanuel 6, Southern Wesleyan 0
Records: Southern Wesleyan (13-34 / CC 4-21), Emmanuel (17-25 / CC 8-17)
Coach Gillespie Says…
"Frustrating night for us at the plate and we played uncharacteristically poor in the field early on. Just had too many guys pressing and doing too much at the plate, instead of trusting the process we have really focused on the last half of the season. Hopefully, we can come out tomorrow and be more relaxed, trusting the process and not so tight because it's our last weekend."
How It Happened
The Lions struck first in game one of the series to take a four runs in the top of the third inning. They went on to score solo runs in the seventh and eighth innings to win the first game of the series in a 6-0 final.
The Warriors will wrap up their regular season on April 22 against the Emmanuel College Lions. Southern Wesleyan will celebrate Daniel's Day to bring awareness to ULF Awareness and Alexander's Disease during Southern Wesleyan's final Kid's Day of the year. Alumni Day will also be held on April 22.