Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo of Matt Sepnoski's second home run against SCSU on Sunday. Photo by Dan Lauletta. February 24, 2019 vs. Southern Connecticut State at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Feb 24, 2019
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - - The offensive onslaught continued on Sunday for the Wilmington University baseball team, defeating Southern Connecticut State, 16-2, at the Polo Grounds on the campus of The Ripken Experience, ending the four-game weekend with 56 runs scored.
The 4-0 record is the best start to a season since the Wildcats started 5-0 in the 2014 season. The 2009 squad also went 4-0 to start the year, scoring 27 combined runs. During the team's best start in program history in 2014, the Wildcats scored 34 runs in the team's first five games.
Sunday had a slight detour to the Wildcats' formula for the weekend, as the Owls (3-5) jumped out on top, 2-0, through an inning and a half. Although the bats started slowly, the pitching settled in and gave time for the bats to wake up.
And that they did.
With runners on second and third and two outs in the third, Kendall Small gave the Wildcats a 3-2 lead with a two-run single and the Cats never looked back.
Luke Johnson led off the fourth with an opposite field home run before adding two-out RBI triple to cap a three-run inning in the fifth.
The Wildcats have five days off until they return to action next Saturday, again traveling south to play their games. The team heads to Florida for a week, starting Saturday morning against Stone Hill at Palm Beach Atlantic's home field. First pitch is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.