Wiley Wildcats Began Homestand With University of St. Mary

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The Wiley College baseball team will play its first home series this weekend when it hosts the University of St. Mary (Kan.) on Friday and Saturday with doubleheaders.

First pitch will be at noon. Friday’s games will be shown online on the Wildcat Network with a paid package. Live statistics will be provided for both games Friday and Saturday’s first game at no charge.

The Wildcats (2-0) welcome the Spires after sweeping a doubleheader at Arlington Baptist on January 25. Wiley College won 6-1 and 7-1 to start the season with consecutive wins for the first time since 2015.

In the two games, the Wildcats combined for 19 hits. Six players had multi-hit games led by Dominic Tezeno (SO/Orange, Texas) – who went 2-for-3 in Game 1 and 2-for-2 in Game 2 – giving him four hits in five at-bats. Luis Santiago (JR/Salinas, Puerto, Rico) drove in four of Wiley College’s 13 runs in the doubleheader. Six others recorded a RBI. Justice Brown (SR/Sugarland, Texas), Manuel Torres (SO/Winter Haven, Florida) and Darrell Victoria (SO/Beaumont, Texas) each scored two runs.

In their first starts of the season, Brandon Bilnoski (SR/Marshall, Texas) and Jon Michael Roberson (SO/Roma, Texas) combined to only allow two runs with one earned on three hits in six innings. The Wildcats’ bullpen didn’t give up a run or walk and struck out 11 batters in eight innings. Austin Rotramel (JR/Plano, Texas), who picked up the win in Game 2, struck out seven in three innings of work.

This weekend will be the University of St. Mary’s first four games of the season. It is coming off an 8-35 campaign in 2018. Sixteen players return including top hitter Daunte Freeman – who hit .331 last season. The Spires’ top returning pitcher is Matt Weis – who went 5-7 with a 4.48 ERA. University of St. Mary will begin its 18th season under Rob Miller.

After this weekend’s series, the Wildcats will continue their homestand with Southwestern Assemblies of God University with doubleheaders on February 8 and 9.

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