Wesleyan splits with Griffins

BUCKHANNON – Wesleyan overcame a 5-0 deficit to defeat Seton Hill 6-5 in the first game of a West Virginia Conference doubleheader Thursday at Hank Ellis Field.

The Griffins had five home runs to salvage a split with a 12-3 win in the nightcap.

Trailing 5-0 after two innings in the lidlifter, the Bobcats tied the game in the sixth on an RBI single from J.R. Tenney and earned the win an inning later on Nick Jones’ run-producing single.

Chris Stein earned the win in relief of starter Casey Defibaugh. Stein allowed one hit and struck out one in one inning.

Austin Sieek suffered the loss.

Michael Cima had a grand slam in the first for Seton Hill.

Cima added two homers in the second game to lead the Griffins, who lead the Northern Division of the WVC at 31-10 overall 21-5 in league games.

Elkins High School product Spencer Webley added a solo shot for Wesleyan.

Aaron Adams took the loss for Wesleyan.

The Bobcats (16-19) will travel to Concord on Saturday in WVC play.

Seton Hill will visit Shepherd at 1 p.m. Saturday for a conference doubleheader with the Rams.