Teams bring big sticks on Thursday

Trey Mears set a new Wesley record for the most runs batted in a single game.
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Wesley cruised to a 34-1 season-opening win over the Valley Forge Patriots on Thursday. The 34-run outburst by Wolverines account for the most runs scored in a game in team history, besting the previous mark of 31 runs against Gallaudet on March 13, 2008. Every starting position player had a hit in the contest and the Wolverines scored in every inning, picking up 18 runs in the third and 10 runs in the fourth innings. The game was called in the sixth inning due to darkness. Trey Mears drove in nine while going 5-for-6 with four runs scored, two doubles and two stolen bases.

Game two would have been the highest scoring output in Centenary (La.) program history, except for one problem – the Gents achieved that feat in game one. The Maroon and White scored a single-game record 28 runs in game one, adding 25 in game two as Centenary (9-3) swept the home-opening doubleheader from Rust (0-10) by scores of 28-1 and 25-2 at Shehee Stadium. The previous high of 24 runs was achieved twice, last at home against Southwestern on March 23, 2013, in a 24-10 win. Centenary added 35 hits, 17 of which went for extra bases. Between the two games, senior Aaron Quintanilla hit for the cycle with four hits, three walks, 11 RBI’s and five runs scored.

Every starter had a hit as the Lions of Mount St. Joseph defeated Berea 12-8 in their season opener. Roman Rothwell's first game as a Lion was one for the ages as he was a single shy of the cycle ( 3-for-4) with three runs scored and six RBIs.

Junior Frank Urso was 3-for-5 with three runs scored to pace Kean in a 10-5 win over DeSales. The game was then blown wide open by the Cougars with six runs in the fifth inning. Reliever Justin Hernandez earned the win after tossing two innings, allowing three hits and one run.  Austin Arndt picked up the save with a three inning performance and four strikeouts.

Freshman starting pitcher Pete Violante allowed one run over 6.2 innings and the offense provided plenty of backup in a darkness-shortened 6-1 victory for Drew over Lehman on an unseasonably warm February afternoon at Doc Young Field.