Anderson, SC – Southern Wesleyan falls to Anderson in close battle on Wednesday evening.
The Warriors posted 10 hits in the loss to the Trojans. John Garrett led the team with three doubles on the afternoon. Garrett was followed with Izzy Martinez and Quinton Bent with two hits apiece. Bent hit a home run during the game.
Southern Wesleyan recorded four strikeouts during the game. Daniel Singleton started the game. Tyler Rio, TJ McEvilly and Josh Core came in to pitch in relief. Core led the team with two strike outs during the game.
Final: Anderson 6, Southern Wesleyan 5
Records: Southern Wesleyan (12-21) Anderson (10-19)
How It Happened
Southern Wesleyan struck first on Wednesday evening. Izzy Martinez led off with a single through the right side. Quinton Bent followed with a home run over left field to bring Martinez in and put the Warriors on top 2-0.
Anderson countered and scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning. Southern Wesleyan put two more runs on the board in the top of the fourth. Conner Ewing was hit by a pitch to lead off and then on a throwing error Andrew Falgiano reached first to advance Ewing to second. With two runners on and two out, John Garrett doubled to left center to bring Ewing home. Izzy Martinez followed with a single through the right side to bring Falgiano in and put Southern Wesleyan down 6-4.
In the top of the ninth, Southern Wesleyan made a push to top Anderson. Andrew Falgiano got hit by a pitch to lead off and then John Garrett doubled through the left side to advance Falgiano to third base. Izzy Martinez grounded out to first base, but Falgiano came in to score on the play. However, the Trojans won the game 6-5.
Southern Wesleyan will next host a three game series against the Barton Bulldogs on March 30-31. They will remain at home on April 3 as they take on the Truett McConnell Bears at 6 p.m.