Quakers sweep Finlandia
WC's bats come alive
March 5, 2012
Bruce Dunlap had seven hits, six RBI and a win on the mound in Wilmington's sweep of Finlandia.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Wilmington College’s bats came alive as the Quakers swept a doubleheader from Finlandia (Mich.) University in the Gene Cusic Classic Monday.
The Quakers took the opener, 18-7, and finished the sweep with a 13-6 win in game two.
Wilmington has won three straight to raise its early-season record to 3-1.
“We did a lot of things well today, and there are some things we need to work on,” Wilmington head coach Tony Haley said. “It’s good to know that you can get a couple wins when you are not playing your best baseball. One thing I do like is the way our pitching staff has performed. We have had some moments where we struggled with control, but every pitcher we have used gave us solid efforts.”
In the opener, the Quakers scored in each of the first six innings, pounding out 19 hits along the way.
Bruce Dunlap (Circleville/Logan Elm) ripped career-high five hits and drove in four runs.
Brandon Arehart (Wilmington) chased home four runs with a pair of doubles.
Austin Newman (Bethel/Bethel-Tate), Roenick Whitney (Goshen) and Xavier Jordan (Springfield/Shawnee) contributed two hits apiece.
Luke Teeters (Waverly) went five innings to get his first collegiate win.
Dunlap shined again in game two. The senior drove in two runs with a pair of hits and pitched 4 1/3 innings to pick up the win.
Hunter Justus (Circleville/Logan/Elm) was 3-for-3 with two RBI. Andrew Snell (Jamestown/Greeneview) drove in a pair of runs with a second-inning double to get the Quakers rolling. Jordan contributed a hit and two RBI.
The Quakers broke the game open with six runs in the fifth inning. Wilmington scored in five of six innings.