Baseball returns home, drops seventh straight to Wofford

The Winthrop baseball team returned to the Winthrop Ballpark after a seven-game road trip and looked to snap a six-game losing streak against the Wofford Terriers on Wednesday afternoon.

Wofford took an early lead in the top of the second inning as Demetrius Jennings was walked to put a man in play for the Terriers.

He then advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt, stole third soon after and scored Wofford’s first run off a wild pitch from Winthrop starter Matt Crohan.

The Terriers struck again in the top of the third, scoring off a double hit out to right field that doubled Winthrop’s deficit.

Crohan went on to pitch until the top of the fourth inning until sophomore Zach Sightler came in relief, and allowed no further runs for Wofford.

Fellow sophomore Brock Goodling soon substituted Sightler in the top of the sixth, as the two would allow no further Terrier runs for the remainder of the game.

Winthrop finally responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the eighth, after Wofford walked senior Leighton Daniels.

Soon after the walk, junior cleanup hitter TJ Olesczuk hit a double out towards left field that would score Daniels, cutting the lead to just one run.

It was after the score that the Winthrop offense became cold again, as Wofford retired the next five consecutive Winthrop batters to win by the 2-1 final.

Crohan took the loss for the Eagles, dropping his record to 0-1 on the year, while Wofford’s Jesse Morris earned his fourth win of the year.

The Terriers’ Will Stillman also earned the save, his first of the year.

Winthrop (6-10) will go back on the road this weekend, as the team travels to Gardner-Webb to open up Big South play in a three-game series.

The Eagles and Bulldogs will first play on Friday at 6 p.m., followed by a Saturday afternoon game at 2 p.m. and a final game on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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