The Wells College baseball team won the opening game of a doubleheader in dramatic fashion and fell by one run in the second game in games against Lancaster Bible College on Sunday, April 30 at the Wells Turf Field. The Express is 13-20 overall and 4-10 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference. Lancaster Bible College is 18-12 overall with an 8-7 conference record.
Wells won three of four games on the weekend against NEAC opposition. The Express will wrap up its inaugural season of 2017 with a Thursday, May 4 game at Ithaca College and may play a postponed series against Penn State Abington on Sunday, May 7 that was rained out on April 22.
Wells 3, Lancaster Bible 1
Wells won the opening game on a two-out, three-run, game-ending home run by Dylan Nolan over the right-field fence to give the Express a walk-off win for the second day in a row. Lancaster Bible took the lead with a single run in the top of the sixth.
In the bottom of the seventh for the Express, the first two batters were retired. Greyson Avots started the rally with a single to center field and Brandon Shirley followed with another single up the middle. Nolan hit a two-strike pitch the other way for the game-winning home run.
Avots was 3-for-4 in the game and Shirley had two hits. Shirley pitched well over six innings with six strikeouts. He allowed five hits and four walks. Christian Jorden pitched the top of the seventh and earned the victory to improve to 3-2 on the year.
Lancaster Bible 3, Wells 2
In the second game of the day, Lancaster Bible broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the top of the seventh and held on for a one-run win. Wells scored both of its runs in the bottom of the sixth. Anthony Aumick singled and scored on a double by Tyler Young. Mark Yorkey added another single, and when the ball was misplayed by the left fielder, Young scored to tie the score.
Aumick had two hits for the Express.