Wiley Sports Information
The Wiley College baseball team wraps up its homestand with a four-game series against Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Texas) on Friday and Saturday at Coker Field.
The doubleheaders will begin at noon on each day. Live video and statistics will be provided for the first game on both days. Those links are available at wileyathletics.com/media-schedule.
The Wildcats (4-2) welcome the Lions after splitting its home-opening series against University of St. Mary (Kan.) with 11-2 and 9-5 wins on February 1 and 6-3 and 3-1 losses on February 2. Wiley scored 24 runs on 33 hits. Five Wildcats recorded multiple hits with Luis Santiago (JR/Salinas, Puerto, Rico) leading the team with seven. He also led the team with six RBI. His performance earned him Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Week. He leads the conference with 10 RBIs.
Brandon Bilnoski (SR/Marshall, Texas) pitched five solid inning in his second start of the season. He limited the Spires to two runs on six hits, and struck out two batters to earn his first win of the season. Jon Michael Roberson (SO/Roma, Texas) battled to earn his first win of the season with five inning in Game 2.
The Lions (5-3) are in their first season under coach Matt Cornacchione. They are coming off being swept in a three-game series against Tabor. Southwestern Assemblies of God opened the season with a four-game sweep over Randall and defeated Dallas Christian College.
Ben Bills is the Lions top hitter and pitcher. At the plate he is hitting .556 with three doubles, one triple, six runs and four RBIs. On the mound, he has made two starts with a victory and defeat. In 12 innings, he gave up five runs on 10 hits, hit two batters and struck out 11. Augie Martinez and Damian Garcia led SAGU’s staff with 12 strikeouts.
After this weekend’s series, the Wildcats will embark on a 13-game road trip that will begin at Faulkner University (Ala.) – which is ranked No. 4 in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics on February 16 and 17.