Pfeiffer Baseball Drops Nonconference Game at N.C. Wesleyan
Misenheimer, N.C. – The Pfeiffer University baseball team dropped a 9-7 nonconference decision at N.C. Wesleyan on Tuesday afternoon.
N.C. Wesleyan def. Pfeiffer, 9-7
Pfeiffer – 26-7
N.C. Wesleyan – 22-12
Location – Rocky Mount, N.C. – Bauer Field
How it Happened
North Carolina Wesleyan jumped ahead early by plating four runs in the second inning. Pfeiffer did respond in the third inning when Kyler Fairchild drew a leadoff walk. Bryan Kowalski then doubled, sending Fairchild to third. Fairchild then raced home on a passed ball, making it 4-1. Mason Striplin then hit an RBI double to bring Pfeiffer to 4-2. After Bryce Marsh drew a walk, Gauge Gantt doubled, scoring Striplin to make it 4-3.
The Bishops then got four more runs in the fourth inning to increase their lead to 8-3, but Pfeiffer struck for four runs of their own in the sixth inning.
After getting runners on first and second thanks to back-to-back walks, the runners moved up on another passed ball. Three Falcon runners were able to come home after an error by the N.C. Wesleyan right fielder to make the score 8-6. Bryce Marsh then provided an RBI single to close the gap to 8-7.
The Bishops scored one run in the seventh inning to go up 9-7.
In the eighth inning, Pfeiffer's Kyler Fairchild walked again, but Kowalski grounded into a double play, clearing the bases. Zach Ferrell then reached on an error, but a flyout by the next Falcon batter would end the inning.
With two out on the ninth, Ira Dorin was able to reach on another N.C. Wesleyan error, but a Chaston Gordon groundout would end the game, with N.C. Wesleyan taking the 9-7 win.
Pfeiffer will travel to Maryville for their final USA South series of the season. First pitch of a scheduled doubleheader will be on Friday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. followed by a single game on Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m.