Andrew Yin '15 (#6, photo) went 6-for-9, including a double, with three runs scored to spark the Cardinal offense during a pair of tight games on day two of the team's western swing Mon., March 10. Wesleyan dropped the first game against Wheaton (IL), 6-4, despite outhitting its opponent by a 14-5 margin. In the second game, Wesleyan broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the 5th with a pair of runs and went on for a 6-5 victory over Bethany Lutheran. The trip continues on Tues., March 11 with a rematch vs. Wheaton (IL).
Yin scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 5th vs. BLC as he led off with a single, moved to third after a double by Ellis Schaefer '17, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Donnie Cimino. Schaefer then scored on a single by Sam Goodwin-Boyd '15, who joined Yin and Schaefer with a pair of hits in the contest. Wesleyan made it 6-3 in the 6th after a walk to Guy Davidson '16 and an RBI double by Ben Hoynes '15. Gavin Pittore '16 went six innings on the mound, allowing seven hits and three earned runs for the win. Sam Elias '15 got the final nine outs for a save.
In the Wheaton game, Yin went 4-for-5 while Cimino, Davidson, Eric Jones '16 and Nathan Lorentz '17 all stroked a pair of hits, but the Cardinals stranded 11 runners in the game. Wheaton had a 4-1 lead after four innings but a two-run Cardinal rally in the top of the 8th cut the difference to 4-3. Davidson had an RBI triple and Hoynes drove him in with a sacrifice liner. Wheaton pushed the lead back to three with two runs in the bottom of the frame. Wesleyan added a run in the 9th and had runners at second and third before the final out was recorded. Yin scored the run after he singled, moved to second on a groundout and found the plate on Cimino's safety. Davidson joined Cimino on the base path with a single and both advanced a base on a successful double-steal. The game ended on a fly ball to right.