W.Va. Wesleyan 16, Bluefield State 5
LINDSIDE — The Bluefield State baseball team got some much needed offense on Saturday afternoon, pounding out 10 hits against West Virginia Wesleyan, but six Big Blues’ errors, accompanied by 13 Bobcats hits, including two home runs from J.R. Tenney led to a 16-5 loss in a game played at James Monroe High School.
Bluefield State falls to 4-15 overall and 3-9 in WVIAC play, while the Bobcats are now 11-11 overall and 7-1 in the league.
West Va. Wesleyan was first on the board, leading off the game with three runs in the top of the first innings. Nick Jones led off the game with a single up the middle and advanced to third on an error in the outfield. Tenney drew a walk and Matt Edwards laced a RBI single up the middle to score Jones. Tenney scored on a groundout and Aaron Wiegel hit a RBI single to right field to put the Bobcats up 3-0.
The Big Blues tied the game up at the bottom of the first on a two-run homer from Alex Dunn and a solo homer from Clayton Ayers to knot the game at 3-all.
The Bobcats reclaimed the lead in the top of the third with the first Tenney home run and pieced together a four-run fourth inning on three hits and two errors to extend their lead to 8-3
The Big Blues will return to action Tuesday, April 2 when they host Seton Hill in a 1 p.m. twinbill at June O. Shott Field.