Wesleyan Takes Game Two of a Doubleheader Against Lumpkin 7-2


The Wesleyan Wolves and the Lumpkin County Indians got a late start to game 2 of the doubleheader, as the two teams began to play at 8:10 PM. The Indians needed just one more win to lock down the second seed in the 7AAA region while the Wolves needed to win game two and game three on Thursday to finish second in the region. The Wolves bested the Indians in the contest 7-2, led by Dominick Scalese who pitched a complete game, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out eight. Scalese also led the offense, going one for three with two RBIs and a home run. 


Dominick Scalese sent the Indian’s bats down in order to start the game, picking up his first strikeout of the game. On the other side, Alejandro Narvaez got the start for Lumpkin, matching his opponent with a 1-2-3 inning of his own. 


Scalese picked up two strikeouts in his second inning of work, allowing no hits and no baserunners in the frame. The Wesleyan bats were making contact in the bottom of the second, but great defense by right fielder Cooper Scott and pitcher Narvaez sent the Wolves down in order. 


Mason Hester led off the top of the third and got the Indians first hit with a single to center. In the next at-bat, Dakota Bennet drew a walk to set up first and second with no outs. Tyler Boggs put on a squeeze bunt perfectly to advance the runners to second and third and bring up the top of the order. Harper Davenport hit a double down the right field line to bring in two runs and take the 2-0 lead. Scalese settled in and struck out Narvaez for the second out and got Scott to ground out to third for the final out of the frame. Narvaez looked good in the bottom of the third, striking out two wolves and not allowing a baserunner. 

The Indians threatened to score again in the top of the fourth after Peyton Wood was hit by the pitch and proceeded to steal second. Scalese was able to get the next three Indians out, stranding Wood at second. Narvaez continued to impress in the fourth, striking out Schley Gordy to open the frame. The Wolves would get their first base runner as Grayson McCollum was hit by the pitch in the next at-bat. After getting Scalese to fly out to center, Narvaez gave up an RBI double to DH Bo Britt to make the score 2-1. Forrest Lietz stepped to the plate and crushed a home run to center field, giving the Wolves a 3-2 lead. Reed Purcell kept the line moving with a double to center and advancing to third on an errant throw. However, Narvaez shut the door on the inning, getting Joseph Laurite to fly out to shallow center field. 


Scalese looked locked in the top of the fifth, getting Bennet to line out for the first out. Tyler Boggs slapped a double to left-center field in the next at-bat but would be left on second as Scalese struck out Davenport and Narvaez to end the frame. Townes Hardy led off the bottom of the fifth with a single to right field and was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Will Tucker. The Wolves added another baserunner after another hit batter to bring up McCollum with two on and one out. McCollum hit a single to right that was bobbled by Scott, allowing two runs to score and McCollum to reach second. Scalese helped his cause in the next at-bat, hitting a deep home run to center field giving the Wolves a commanding 7-2 lead. After giving up an infield single to Britt, Narvaez got the final two outs, sending the game to the sixth. 

Scott led off the inning and got on with a walk, but would be erased as the next batter, Wood, grounded into a 4-6-3 double play. Scalese would get Rogers to ground out to first to end the inning. Narvaez came back for his sixth inning of work and shut down the Wolve’s bats, allowing one hit and no runs to send the game to the top of the seventh. 


Scalese came on to go for the complete game in the seventh and did just that, striking out two Indians to bring his K total to eight on the night. The Wolves defeated the Indians 7-2 in game two, splitting the doubleheader. 


The Lumpkin County Indians and the Wesleyan Wolves are now tied for second place in the 7AAA region, with one game left to play in the series and the regular season. The second-place finisher will be determined on Thursday when the Indians host the Wolves for game three of the series, first pitch is set for 5:55 PM.

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