Cleveland, Ga – Warriors fall to the Bears in the first of three games that Southern Wesleyan and Truett-McConnell will play this season.
The Warriors recorded eight hits in the loss to Truett-McConnell on Tuesday afternoon. Andrew Falgiano led Southern Wesleyan with three hits, including a double, and one run in the loss. John Garrett followed Falgiano with two hits and an RBI. DiMarkus Sanders produced the second RBI for the Warriors.
Tyler Rio started the game against the Bears. He went 4.2 innings and allowed five runs and five runs. Rio faced 24 batters and threw 86 pitches, with 55 being strikes.
Final: Truett-McConnell 7, Southern Wesleyan 3
Records: Southern Wesleyan (3-9), Truett-McConnell (11-3)
How It Happened
Southern Wesleyan struck early on Tuesday afternoon. DiMarkus Sanders led off for the Warriors in the top of the first inning and received a walk to reach first base. Sanders went on to move to third base and then steal home to score the first run for the Warriors.
Truett-McConnell countered in the bottom of the third with a home run by Guilliams to bring Dasher around to score to give the Bears a 2-1 lead. The Bears went on to bring three more runs across the plate on a hit-by-pitch, wild pitch and single.
The Bears took a seven run lead in the bottom of the eighth. Bishop singled to bring Dasher home, and then a single by Overstreet allowed Bishop to cross the plate. Southern Wesleyan would not go down quietly as Alec Hrynda reached on an error to lead off of the top of the ninth inning. Andrew Falgiano singled to move Hrynda over to second. Quinton Bent singled to advance both of the runners. Hrynda came around to score during a double play that got out John Garrett and Bent. A single by DiMarkus Sanders allowed Falgiano to come home to end the game. The Bears won the game 7-3.
The Warriors will come home to the Conn to take on the Anderson University Trojans on Wednesday, February 22. They will then travel this weekend to take on the North Greenville University Crusaders in their first series in Conference Carolinas action.