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April 29, 2013

Saints close out with splits

CLINTON – Walkoff wins in Saturday’s second game and the first game Sunday highlighted the final weekend of the regular season for the Ashford baseball team.

The Saints earned splits with Iowa Wesleyan at Ashford University Field, dropping the first game Saturday 5-1 and then winning the second game 6-5 in nine innings before winning Sunday’s opener 3-2 and losing the finale 10-3.

Senior Damil Reyes belted a single to right-center field in the seventh inning of Sunday’s opener, scoring designated hitter Ryan Fraley with the winning run.

The Saints and Tigers combined for just seven hits, and neither team scored until the fifth inning. Ashford scored a pair of runs when catcher Tomas Chardon singled down the left-field line to score Reyes and Fraley.

Iowa Wesleyan scored twice on a two-out single in the top of the seventh, but Fraley doubled in the bottom half, and one out later, Reyes hit the game-winner.

Junior reliever Eric Musselman, who allowed the tying hit, earned the win. Junior McKinley Portice allowed just two hits and struck out five while earning the no-decision.

Unfortunately for the Saints (23-16), the excitement of Game 1 was short-lived. Iowa Wesleyan jumped all over AU pitching in Game 2 by scoring a run in the first and three more in the second before extending its lead with three runs in the fifth and three more in the seventh.

Ashford scored a pair in the fourth and one more in the fifth as Fraley, R.J. Roberts and Lucas Pattison registered RBIs. Roberts was 3-for-3 at the plate during Game 2.

The Saints celebrated Senior Day on Saturday, though there was little to cheer about in the first game.

The Tigers hung a four-spot in their first crack at the bats before Ashford answered with a run in the bottom half of the first. Following a leadoff single, sophomore shortstop Roberts scored on a wild pitch to mark AU’s lone run. Iowa Wesleyan scored the game’s final run in the top of the second.

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