WL: 000 000 010 — 1 7 0
C: 000 000 14X — 5 6 1
WL: Dylan Grosul, Drew Peterson (8) and Josh Nagel C: Weatherholtz, C. Baker (8) and TJ Brockway, B. Costa. WP — C. Baker, LP — Dylan Grosul. Hitting — WL: Anthony Pierro 3-5, Travis Denman 2-3 (R), Tim Mirandy 1-3, Mike Johnson 1-3 (RBI) C: A. Seigel 1-4 (R, RBI, 2B), D. Smith 1-4, J. Mays 1-3 (R, RBI), R. Johnston 2-4 (2 R, 3 RBI, 2 HR), J. Groves 1-3 (R)
Records: WL: (20-26), C: (33-18)
Seton Hill 14
The University of Charleston, which is the fourth seed in the South Division, defeated Seton Hill, the top seed in the North Division 16-14 Wednesday afternoon in the opening day of the WVIAC Baseball Tournament.
The Golden Eagles (20-27) opened the game with a four-run inning in the top of the first, aided by a couple of errors by the Griffins (37-14).
Seton Hill cut its deficit in half in the bottom of the inning as WVIAC Player of the Year Nick Sell hit a sacrifice fly to score Brendan Constantino, and Mike Sima had a RBI single. Sell then gave the Griffins a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the second with a three-run home run.
Charleston capitalized on a couple more Seton Hill miscues in the fourth and scored four runs to take an 8-5 lead. Robert Collin tallied a RBI groundout to score Brad Johnson, and Tim Rein scored on a passed ball. Corey Hill registered an RBI single to right-center, and John Schraer had a RBI single through the left side to cap off the scoring.
The Golden Eagles offense continued to roll in the fifth, scoring five runs on five hits to extend their lead to 13-5. Charleston tacked on two more runs in the sixth on a two-run double from Collin.
Seton Hill rallied back with a six-run sixth inning to close the gap to 15-11. With the bases loaded, Jackson Boyd highlighted the inning with a bases-clearing double to center field.
The Golden Eagles tacked on one more run in the seventh, but the Griffins closed the gap yet again in the bottom of the frame, scoring three more runs. Cody Herald had a RBI single, and Mike Cima hit a two-run double.
Seton Hill threatened to score in the eighth, getting two runners on base, but the Charleston defense and relief pitcher Tyler Itnyre kept the Golden Eagles scoreless.