Salisbury defeats Virginia Wesleyan

The combination of strong pitching and hot bats allowed for Salisbury to enjoy dominating victory over Virginia Wesleyan. Senior Andrew Levy orchestrated a masterful performance on the mound, pitching 7 2/3 innings scoreless innings. Levy seemed to be in cruise control the whole game as he allowed only one hit while striking out four.

Salisbury would complement their pitchers dominance by ensuring him with plenty of run support throughout the game. Despite having only one extra base hit, Salisbury was able to manufacture 9 runs through 13 singles and 9 walks. After a scoreless first inning, Salisbury registered two runs in the second in what proved to be a tone-setter for the rest of the game. With the bases loaded and two outs, junior center fielder Bill Root slapped a single into left center field scoring two.

 After a quick Wesleyan three and out, junior infielder Quinn Griffith who tallied a game high 3 hits, led off the third with an emphatic double to left center.  Junior shortstop Ken O’Neill singled on the very next at bat, scoring Griffith and extending the lead to three. Salisbury would add another before the inning was over confirming that the rout was on as they took a commanding 4-0 lead into the bottom of the 3rd.

Virginia Wesleyan was unable to amount to any sort of offensive production throughout the game going 3 up 3 down in 6 of 9 innings. They were only able to put three men on base the entire game displaying an abysmal .069 combined batting average. With their opponent’s faltering at the plate, Salisbury showed great poise in manufacturing great at bats cultivating in an outstanding .578 on base percentage for the game. Salisbury had 5 players with at least two hits while Virginia Wesleyan only managed three for the game.

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