On Tuesday night the Wofford baseball team defeated Winthrop 7-3 at Fluor Field. The game was tied at three after four innings, but the Terriers scored four runs in the sixth inning for the victory.
Wofford is now 19-28 on the season and Winthrop is 15-29 overall. The Terriers were led by Clark Wise with two hits and two RBIs and Matt Ramsay with two RBIs. Stephen Wallace had two hits and scored two runs for the Eagles.
Winthrop had a single in the top of the first inning. In the bottom of the first inning, Demetrius Jennings walked and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. After he stole third, a sacrifice fly by Josh Hyman made it a 1-0 game. The Eagles tied the game in the top of the second on a solo home run by Stephen Wallace.
After Wofford was retired in order in the bottom of the second, the Eagles opened the third inning with a single. An RBI double off the wall in left field by Jace Whitley made it a 2-1 game. In the top of the fourth Winthrop had runners at first and second when Kyle Edwards hit an RBI single for a 3-1 lead.
The Terriers opened the bottom of the fourth with a single by Alec Paradowski, but a double play erased the base runner. Seth Neely added a double and he scored on a single by Matt Ramsay to cut the lead to 3-2. Ramsay stole second and third, then crossed home on a single by Clark wise to tie the game at 3-3.
Neither team scored in the fifth inning. In the bottom of the sixth, the Terriers had singles from Alec Paradowski and Josh Hyman. Both runners advanced on a double steal and Seth Neely drove in Paradowski with a single for a 4-3 lead. Hyman scored from third on a sacrifice bunt by Matt Ramsay to take a 5-3 advantage. Clark Wise singled to centerfield to drive in Neely, but the ball went all the way to the wall on a fielding error and Wise was able to score to make it a 7-3 game.
The Eagles left two runners on base in the top of the seventh. Both teams were retired in order in the eighth inning. In the top of the ninth, the Eagles loaded the bases on two walks and a single, but a double play ended the game.
Wofford starter Connell Anderson threw four innings with three runs allowed on seven hits and three strikeouts. Matthew Milburn (3-2) worked two innings and gave up one hit with three strikeouts. Will Stillman went an inning without allowing a hit and one strikeout. Luke Leftwich had one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning. Bradley Evsich struck out the one batter he faced in the eighth. Eric Eck pitched the ninth and allowed one hit.
Winthrop starter Sam Kmiec went four innings and gave up three runs on four hits with three strikeouts. Josh Strong (2-1) threw two innings and allowed four runs on four hits with two strikeouts. Jared Keels did not allow a hit and had three strikeouts in two innings of work.
Next up for Wofford is a three-game home series against the College of Charleston that begins on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
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