Wilson College sports: Phoenix hosted, defeated Patriots
The Phoenix hosted the University of Valley Forge Patriots in a doubleheader at Henninger Field Saturday, winning both games. Wilson (9-1, 1-1 CSAC) defeated the Patriots (1-4, 0-0 CSAC) by scores of11-5 and 13-1.
JuniorDereck Ivey(Fairfield, PA., Fairfield)took to the mound in game one, as the Blue and White got out to an early start. After retiring the top of the first in order, the Wilson offense got the runs flowing. FreshmanPeyton Mason(Knoxville, MD, Boonsboro HS)drove in two runs on a double to left-center field. The next batter, juniorGerald Buchanan(Olney, MD, Montgomery CC (MD)), added two more runs with a base knock to right field. Later on in the inning, seniorJames Husar(Oxford, CT., CCBC Essex (Md.))added one more run with a sacrifice fly, bringing the score to 5-0 after the first inning.
In the top of the second,Iveycontinued to deal as he struck out three batters. In the bottom half of the inning, the offense kept producing. JuniorBrandon Cook(Glen Burnie, MD., Shepherd University)got things started with a triple that drove in a run. Later on,Masonadded another run off an RBI triple, followed byBuchananwho added an RBI single, extending the Phoenix lead to 8-0.
Moving ahead to the bottom of the fourth inning, Wilson added three more runs.Masondrove in one run off a single to left, followed byBuchananwho added two runs off a homer to deep left field. Wilson would go on to take game one by a final score of 11-5.
Inside the Box Score
The Phoenix scored 11 runs off 12 hits against zero errors while their opponents scored five runs on six hits against three errors.Iveycollected his first win of the season, striking out eight batters and only letting up two hits.Masonfinished game one hitting a perfect 3-3 with three runs, four RBIs, one double, and one triple.Buchananalso finished the game batting 1.000, going 3-3 with three runs, four RBIs, a stolen base, and a homer.
After two scoreless innings, Wilson struck first in the bottom of the third. SeniorKJ Curry(Bowie, MD., Coker University)drove in a run off an RBI sacrifice fly to right-field. The offense continued to produce as the Phoenix added three more runs in the bottom of the fourth. JuniorJuan Rosario(Hollywood, FL., Hollywood Hills)got the scoring started by stealing home. Shortly after,juniorKevin Finn(Gaithersburg, MD., Watkins Mill)knocked in two more on an RBI single to left.
Skipping ahead to the bottom of the sixth, Wilson looked to add more insurance runs with the score at 7-1.Buchanandrove in the first by drawing a walk with the bases loaded andRosarioadded the second on a fielder’s choice
.Finnknocked in three off an RBI double down the left-field line andCurryadded the last run with a double, extending the lead 13-1 after six innings of play. After a harmless top of the seventh, the Phoenix took game two by a final score of 13-1.
Inside the Box Score
The Blue and White scored 13 runs off 11 hits against zero errors while their opponents finished with one run on five hits against one error. FreshmanHunter Griebel(Stevensville, MD, Kent Island HS)tallied his second win of the season while striking out three and only giving up two hits. All together the Wilson bullpen added 12 strikeouts in game two.Finnfinished with three hits and six RBIs in this game including a double.Buchananadded two hits, an RBI, and a walk whileRosariowent 2-4 with three runsand one RBI.
The Phoenix will hit the road as they get set to facethe Mounties of Mount Aloysius College (4-4) on Tuesday, March 30, at 1:00 pm.