The Wells College baseball team got two strong pitching performances from Johnny Hall and Greyson Avots and swept a non-conference doubleheader against Clarks Summit on Tuesday, April 11 at the Wells Turf Field in Aurora. Hall pitched a complete-game victory in a 10-2 Wells win in the opener. Avots went seven innings to earn a complete-game win by a 3-1 score in the second game.
It is the first time this season that Wells has swept a doubleheader. The Express improved its record to 7-15 on the year, and Clarks Summit is 3-16.
Wells 10, Clarks Summit 2
The Express broke open the first game of the day with four runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth. Wells trailed 2-0 after two innings, but scored two in the third on an RBI single from A.J. Nesci and a run-scoring triple from Anthony Aumick.
Nesci hit a bases-loaded double to score three runs in the sixth to highlight a four-run inning.
Johnny Hall (1-0) allowed just four hits over seven innings with three strikeouts. One of the two runs he allowed was earned. Nesci and Aumick had three hits each and Nolan had two hits.
Wells 3, Clarks Summit 1
Avots (1-1) allowed four hits and just one run in seven innings. He had five strikeouts and didn't walk any batters.
Clarks Summit scored its only run in the top of the third, but Wells tied it in the bottom of the inning on an Aumick double that scored Nesci. The game stayed tied until the bottom of the sixth when Wells scored the deciding runs. Avots, Mike Diehr, and KeAndre Sadler all doubled in the inning to produce the pair of runs.
Aumick, Diehr, and Sadler all had two hits in the second game.