Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan prevented the sweep on Monday as they took down the Erskine Flying Fleet in a 7-3 final score.
The Warriors posted eight hits in the victory, with three recording two hits apiece. Julio Justo led the team with a double and a triple in the game. Tanner Glass led the team with three of the six RBIs. He was followed by Justo with two and Conner Ewing with one. Timo Schau led the way with two of the three walks of the afternoon, and Sean Sutay had the lone stolen base of the day.
TJ McEvilly started the final game of the series against the Flying Fleet. McEvilly pitched 7.2 innings while striking out four and allowing eight hits to pick up his second win of the season. Daniel Singleton came in to pitch in relief, striking out two to pick up the save.
Final: Southern Wesleyan 7, Erskine 3
Records: Southern Wesleyan (9-12 / CC 2-6) Erskine (12-10 / CC 4-4)
Coach Gillespie says…
"TJ McEvilly pitched really well today in the final game of the series and Daniel Singleton came in with solid relief. It was good to see those two come in and give us a great effort and get results. We had some key hits down the stretch as well. We need to keep getting better and play our game each day."
How It Happened
Southern Wesleyan put the first runs of the game on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning. Sean Sutay reached first on an error and then stole second base. Timo Schau followed with a walk to put two runners on with one out. Quinton Bent put down a single in left field to load up the bases. With the bases loaded, Tanner Glass singled to right field to bring Schau and Sutay in and put the Warriors ahead 2-0.
The Warriors extended their lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Sean Sutay led off with a single and then advanced to second as Timo Schau walked. With two on and one out, Julio Justo doubled to left field to bring Sutay in. Tanner Glass followed with a ground out to short stop that allowed Schau to come across home plate. With two out and Justo on third base, Conner Ewing singled to left field to bring Justo home and put Southern Wesleyan on top 5-0.
Erskine challenged in the top of the seventh and eighth innings to put three runs on the board. However, the Warriors continued to press on as Quinton Bent singled to right field in the bottom of the eighth inning. With Bent on first, Julio Justo tripled to bring Bent home. DJ Ludwick came in to pinch run for Justo. A passed ball allowed Ludwick to come in and score to give the Warriors a 7-3 victory over the Flying Fleet.
Southern Wesleyan will hit the road to Toccoa Falls, GA on March 14 as they take on the Screaming Eagles at 2 p.m. They will then return to Dr. C Keith Connor Field on March 15 and 16 to take on the Chowan Hawks. The Warriors will then host the Anderson Trojans on March 19 at 6 p.m.