DANVILLE, Ky. – The Wilmington College baseball team allowed two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and fell to Centre Sunday, 3-1, in non-conference action at Gary Wright Field.
Senior Corey Walker scored Wilmington’s only run in the third inning. He reached on a one-out single, stole second, moved to third on a passed ball and then scored on another passed ball.
Walker was 2-for-2 with a walk and one run scored. His two hits were half of the Fightin’ Quakers’ total.
A two-out error in the eighth inning extended the inning for the game-winning two-out single.
Freshman Jarett Trautman and sophomore Jake Robinson also recorded hits.
Trautman took the loss (0-1) allowing two unearned runs on two hits in the eighth inning.
Walker reached second with one out in the sixth inning, but was picked off for the second out.
The tying runs were in scoring position with two outs in the ninth, but a ground out by freshman Gage Bley ended the game.
Wilmington’s starters picked well in the three-game series, yielding four runs in 15 2/3 innings (2.30 ERA).
The relievers picked up losses in the last two games, allowing five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings (7.11 ERA).
Robinson posted a .400 batting average (4-for-10) with two runs scored during the three-game series.