1 decision to Winthrop

The Citadel Baseball team fell behind early and could never get the offense going on Wednesday evening against Winthrop as they dropped a 3 1 decision at Riley Park. Leadoff man Adam Gliebe reached when third baseman Drew DeKerlegand (Pearland, Texas) bobbled the grounder and then threw to first off line, allowing Gliebe to reach. After a base hit by TJ Olesczuk and a walk to Eddie Rohan to load the bases, Brett Thomas ripped an RBI single.

The Eagles (7 8), who used a split pitching staff on the evening, sent out five different pitchers. Matteo D picked up the win for Winthrop, going 3.0 innings and allowing just one hit. WU would score their third run of the evening off Citadel reliever Connor Hitchingham (Jacksonville, Fla.) in the sixth when Patrick Gamblin doubled to left field and scored on an RBI single from Cam Walters.

“The game is fighting this ballclub a little bit right,” said head coach Fred Jordan. “It has the last four games, but we have to keep playing. I am pleased with the way we are playing, we just need a couple breaks to go our way and get a win to get out of this funk. I was pleased with how we pitched for the most part and with the defense today, hopefully we can get on the right track this weekend with Davidson.”

Orvin went 2 for 3 with a walk and extended his hitting streak to eight games to lead the Bulldogs, while Walters when 2 for 4 with an RBI to lead Winthrop.


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