Southern Wesleyan Drops Doubleheader to Erskine

Photo by John Bolton Photography
Photo by John Bolton Photography

Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan fell to the Erskine Flying Fleet in double header action on Saturday in 4-0 and 11-1 final scores.

The Warriors recorded four hits in the game one loss with Ty King Richards leading the team with two hits.  Four Warriors walked in the game and Sean Sutay recorded a stolen base.  Aaron Bennett pitched 6.2 innings while striking out six batters.  Bryson Fowler came in to pitch in relief and struck out one.

Southern Wesleyan posted seven hits in the second game of the day.  Both Conner Ewing and Devin Patrick had doubles during the game.  Tanner Glass had the lone RBI as he brought Timo Schau in.  Quinton Bent and Tyler Fuller both walked, and Timo Schau recorded a stolen base.  Josh Antwine started the second game of the day and went 3.2 innings while striking out two batters.  Jackson Fischer, Brandon Richeson and Alex Tokar came in to pitch in relief.  They combined for five strikeouts in the loss.


Game Vitals

Game One Final: Erskine 4, Southern Wesleyan 0

Game Two Final: Erskine 11, Southern Wesleyan 1

Records: Southern Wesleyan (8-12 / CC 1-6) Erskine (12-9 / CC 4-3)


How It Happened

Game One

Southern Wesleyan challenged early in game one with several batters reaching the base pads, but the Flying Fleet shut them down to keep them off the board.  The Flying Fleet took a 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning and extended their lead in the sixth and seventh innings to win game one 4-0.

Game Two

The Flying Fleet struck early in the second game, taking an early 3-0 lead over the Warriors.  Erskine continued to push ahead with runs in the second and fourth innings to take a 7-0 lead over Southern Wesleyan.

The Warriors countered in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Timo Schau led off with a single up the middle and advanced to second as Quinton Bent walked.  Schau stole third base.  With runners at the corners, Tanner Glass singled up the middle to move Bent to send and bring Schau in to put the Warriors down 7-1.

Erskine continued to challenge the Warriors defense, winning the second game in an 11-1 final score.


What's Next

Southern Wesleyan will conclude the three game series against the Erskine Flying Fleet on March 11 at 2 p.m.  They will then travel to Toccoa Falls on March 14 to take on the Screaming Eagles at 2 p.m.  The Warriors will then return to Dr. C Keith Connor Field as they take on the Chowan Hawks in a three game series on March 15 and 16.