Quakers beat Ohio Wesleyan

WC ends spring trip with 7-3 win

March 11, 2011

Brett McEvoy and the Quakers were 7-3 winners over Ohio Wesleyan.

Brett McEvoy and the Quakers were 7-3 winners over Ohio Wesleyan.

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Bruce Dunlap belted a 3-run homer and Jared Ramsey and Robby Boyd held Ohio Wesleyan’s bats in check as Wilmington College closed out play in the Snowbird Classic with a 7-3 win over the Battling Bishops Friday.

The win snaps a four-game losing streak and sends the Quakers home with a 2-4 record.

“We played good team baseball today,” Wilmington head coach Tony Haley said. “We got great efforts from Jared and Robby. We hit the ball and we played good defense. We know that when we put those three things together we are a pretty good baseball team.”

Ramsey (Fairborn) struggled in the first inning, but after surrendering a pair of early runs, the right-hander was untouchable. He held the Bishops to two runs over six innings and struck out nine en route to earning his first win of the season.

“Jared is a really good pitcher,” Haley said. “He had a rough start, but he certainly settled down. In baseball, you are only as good as your starting pitching. Jared was very good today, which helped us beat a good team.”

With the Quakers trailing, 2-1, in the top of the fifth, Dunlap (Circleville/Logan Elm) ripped his second 3-run bomb of the early season to put Wilmington on top.

Hunter Justus (Circleville/Logan Elm) ripped a two-run double in the ninth, and Brandon Arehart (Wilmington) delivered an RBI single as Wilmington pushed its lead to 7-2.

Boyd (Mason) went three innings to pick up the save.

Arehart led Wilmington’s 13-hit attack with three knocks. Austin Newman (Bethel/Bethel-Tate) went 2-for-3.

“We probably played our best defense of the year today, and you can give some of the credit for that to our pitching,” Haley said. “The guys know when Jared and Robby are on their games that we have a good chance to win. They know that they are going to throw strikes and make the other team put the ball in play. We made some nice plays today. Dylan Senters made his second diving catch of the year in right field.”

The Quakers will begin the Ohio section of their schedule when Ohio Wesleyan visits Tewksbury-Delaney Field for a 4 p.m. game March 17.

Wilmington vs. Ohio Wesleyan (Snowbird Classic — South County Regional Park)

Friday, March 11, 2011 Final
Ohio Wesleyan (Snowbird Classic — South County Regional Park)
Port Charlotte, Fla.
Friday, March 11, 2011
9:00 AM until 12:00 PM