Anderson, SC – Southern Wesleyan dropped the game against the Anderson Trojans on Wednesday evening in a 6-3 final score.
The Warriors recorded 11 hits in the loss to the Trojans with Tanner Glass and Conner Ewing each posting three hits. Sawyer Price delivered two of the three RBIs of the game, both coming off of sacrifice fly outs. Southern Wesleyan walked three times with Quinton Bent leading the team with two. He was followed by Ewing with one walk.
TJ McEvilly started the mid-week game for the Warriors. McEvilly pitched 5.1 innings and struck out five batters while allowing six hits. Josh Antwine and Josh Core came in to pitch in relief, combining for 2.2 scoreless innings. Antwine struck out four, and Core closed it out with three strikeouts.
Final: Anderson 6, Southern Wesleyan 3
Records: Southern Wesleyan (15-24) Anderson (14-25)
How It Happened
Southern Wesleyan put the first run of the game on the board in the top of the second inning. Julio Justo led off with a single to center field, and then advanced to second as Quinton Bent grounded out. Tanner Glass was hit by a pitch to put two on. With one out and two on base, Conner Ewing singled to bring Justo in to score and give the Warriors a 1-0 advantage.
However, Anderson fought back in the bottom of the second. Jackson Strange reached first on a single and then a 2-run homerun by Matthew Overton allowed the Trojans to take a 2-1 lead. The Trojans attacked again in the bottom of the third to bring two more runs in and take a 4-1 lead.
The Warriors continued to battle in the top of the sixth inning. Quinton Bent reached first on a hit by pitch and then advanced to second as Tanner Glass hit a single up the middle. A walk to Conner Ewing allowed the Warriors to load up the bases and bring Sawyer Price up to bat. Price hit a sacrifice fly to center field to allow Bent to come in and put the Warriors down 4-2.
The Trojans put two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. However, the Warriors challenged again in the top of the eighth. Quinton Bent led off with a walk and then advanced to third on back-to-back singles by Tanner Glass and Conner Ewing. With the bases loaded, Sawyer Price hit a sacrifice fly to left field to bring Bent home and make the score 6-3. Their rally was not enough as Anderson won the game in a 6-3 final.
Southern Wesleyan will return to Dr. C Keith Connor Field on April 12 and 13 as they host the Limestone Saints. The Warriors will host senior night on April 12, and then will host their annual Military Appreciation and Daniel's Day on April 13. The Warriors will remain at home on April 16 as they host the Young Harris Mountain Lions at 6 p.m.