WAXAHACHIE — The Wiley College baseball team struggled to score runs as it lost three games against Southwestern Assemblies of God University on Friday and Saturday.
“We didn’t play well this weekend,” head coach Kendrick Biggs said. “Our offense struggled and we couldn’t generate runs. We had the last game won but weren’t able to close it out.”
The Wildcats fell 12-11 on Friday and lost 6-0 and 3-2 on Saturday.
It was the third game in which the Wildcats scored in double figures. They tallied 11 runs on nine hits and took advantage of six errors. Manuel Torres went 3-for-5. He hit a two-RBI triple in the seventh which cut the deficit to one. Aaron Hendrix went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. He hit a single in the fifth. He drove in a run with a grounder to short. Timmie Russell scored three runs, reaching base on two walks and an error. Luis Santiago and Markus Garza each scored two runs. Jose Mota drove in five runs with a single. He reached twice on errors which resulted in four runs.
Roman Sorrell made his second start of the season and went 4 1/3 innings. He was tagged for five earned runs on six hits. He struck out one. Joe O’Bryant Jr. finished the game. He allowed five earned runs on five hits.
The first game was the first time the Wildcats were shutout since April 20. They only had four hits. Timmie Russell went 2-for-3. Manuel Torres hit a double and Christian Biggs singled. Wiley College had runners on third in the fifth and seventh inning. The innings ended with a strikeout and double play.
Austin Rotramel made his second start of the season and went the whole game. He allowed five earned runs on nine hits with three walks and four strikeouts.
In the series finale, Wiley College out-hit SAGU 8-6. Luis Santiago went 3-for-4. Markus Garza went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Josiah Campbell got a hit and scored a run. Dominic Tezeno got a hit, scored a run and drove in a run.
Noah Whitted pitched six strong innings. He only allowed two runs on three hits. He struck out two batters. Demetrice Rudolph finished the game and gave up a run on three hits.
Wiley College won’t play until Feb. 21 when it travels to Tougaloo College.