Varsity Baseball Round-Up

Post-Season Awards:
Region Player of the Year: Schley Gordy
First Team All-Region: Grayson McCollum, Reed Purcell, Dominick Scalese
Second Team All-Region: Bo Britt, Townes Hardy, Stacy Johnson
Honorable Mention All-Region: Will Tucker, Forrest Lietz
The Wesleyan Wolves won Game 1 in walk-off fashion scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th to take an 8-7 victory.  Those three runs were just part of the 6 runs they scored in the final 3 innings after falling behind 7-2.  Relief pitcher Stacy Johnson came into the game in the 3rd inning and provided 4.1 innings of solid pitching to give the Wolves a chance to fight back.  Finding themselves down 7-5 headed into the final frame with already one out recorded, Grayson McCollum blooped a single over the infield before the second out of the inning was made.  So with 2 outs and a man on second, Bo Britt hit a double down the left field line to score McCollum, Forrest Lietz then singled to score Carter Hayes who entered as a pinch runner for Britt, and finally Reed Purcell laced a single to center field to drive home Lietz who had advanced to second on a wild pitch the pitch before Purcell’s hit.  That hit was one of 3 hits in the opener for Purcell.  He collected 2 RBI in the game.  Lietz also had a multi-hit game with 2 singles and an RBI.
Dominick Scalese was the story in Game 2 as he threw a complete game shutout while striking out 11 and only surrendering 2 hits, his only 2 baserunners.  Schley Gordy had 2 hits as did Forrest Lietz.  Wesleyan pushed one run across in the top of the first and two more in the second, and that would be all the run support Scalese would need.
Wesleyan is now 18-9 on the season, and they are set to match up with Ringgold in the second round on Saturday.

The Wesleyan Wolves won a back and forth game tonight by the score of 10-9 at Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega, Georgia.  With the win, the Wolves secured a #2-seed heading into Monday’s state playoffs where they will host the Hebron Christian Academy Lions.  Wesleyan scored the first four runs on the game in the top of the second inning, but Lumpkin County answered with 5 runs in the bottom of the inning.  Wesleyan added four more in the top of the third, but Lumpkin County tacked on 2 more of their own runs in the bottom of the third and one more in the bottom of the fourth inning.  Wesleyan added single runs in the sixth and seventh inning, but the Indians would not go away as they scored one in the bottom of the seventh and had the bases loaded when the final out was made.
Schley Gordy had 3 hits for the Wolves including a double and 3 stolen bases.  He also drove in 2 runs.  Reed Purcell also collected 3 hits including a double and had 2 RBI.  And Will Tucker drove in 2 runs on a double to get the scoring started.  Stacy Johnson threw 3.1 innings of relief of Purcell giving up only 3 hits to hold the Indians down while Wesleyan mounted its comeback.  Gordy threw the final 1.1 innings to record the save.
Wesleyan finished the regular season with a record of 16-9 and 13-5 within region play.

Game 1 was a back-and-forth affair.  The Indians jumped ahead with 2 runs in the first, but the Wolves came right back with 7 unanswered runs in the second and third innings.  But, the Indians would score 16 unanswered of their own in the fourth and fifth innings to seize a commanding 18-7 lead.  Wesleyan would scratch back but could not get close enough to actually threaten.  Schley Gordy would collect 5 RBI on a homerun and a pair of singles.  Dominick Scalese would hit 2 homeruns and tally 3 RBI.  And Townes Hardy would deliver on 3 singles and pick up 2 RBI.
Dominick Scalese seemed to have all the answers in Game 2 pitching all 7 innings, surrendering only 3 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 9.  He also hit a 2-run homer to put an exclamation point on Wolves’ lead at 7-2.  Bo Britt got the Wolves on the board in the fourth inning with an RBI double, and then Forrest Lietz hit a 2-run homer to give the Wolves a 3-2 lead from which they would not look back.

The Wesleyan Wolves baseball team defeated the West Hall Spartans by the score of 13-3 in a 5-inning affair played out on Donn Gaebelein Field in Peachtree Corners.  Wesleyan’s bats were the story of the night as the Wolves hitters smacked 6 home runs—Schley Gordy hit 2, Matthew Wright hit 2, and Dominick Scalese hit 2.  Gordy and Scalese each finished with 4 RBI and Wright tallied 2 RBI with their homers.  Grayson McCollum drove home 2 runs with a single and Townes Hardy brought in another on a pinch-hit single.  Forrest Lietz threw 3 innings and struck out 8 Spartans, and Shawn Simmons finished West Hall off with 2 innings of scoreless relief.  Wesleyan’s record is now 13-7 and 10-3 in region play.

The Wesleyan Wolves defeated the Gilmer High Bobcats by the score of 11-0 in a region match-up at Donn Gaebelein Field in Peachtree Corners.  Forrest Lietz was dominant on the mound throwing 5 innings allowing just 1 hit to go along with 12 strikeouts.  He also hit a solo homerun and collected a second RBI later in the game.  Schley Gordy paced the offense with a 3-hit night made up of a single, a double, a homer, and 5-RBI.  Bo Britt continued his hot streak with a solo homerun and a sacrifice fly to drive in 2 runs on the night.  Wesleyan is now 10-7 overall and 7-3 in region play.

The Wesleyan Wolves baseball team was victorious tonight over White County by the score of 9-1 in a game played in Cleveland, Georgia.  Dominick Scalese was dominant on the mound throwing a complete game with 7 strikeouts and surrendering only 3 hits.  But the story of the night was Wesleyan’s Bo Britt who went 4-for-4 and hit for the cycle (a single, a double, a triple, and a homer)!  He had 3 RBI over those four hits.  Schley Gordy was also 2-for-3 with a 2-run homer and a double and 3 RBI.  Wesleyan  is now 8-7 on the season and 5-3 in region play.

The Wesleyan Wolves got up off the deck in the top of the 7th inning by scoring 7 runs to snatch a 10-7 victory over Dawson County from the jaws of defeat.  Wesleyan found itself in an early 7-0 hole when Dawson scored 1 run in the first and second innings and 5 runs in the 3rd inning.  From the 4th inning on, Wesleyan scored 10 unanswered runs—3 in the 4th and 7 in the 7th.  Schley Gordy had 4 hits on the night including a tie-breaking 3-run homer in the 7th that would end up being the difference in the final score.  Dominick Scalese also hit a 3-run homer to kickoff the Wolves scoring barrage, and he picked up another RBI for a total of 4 RBI on the night.  Forrest Lietz tallied 2 hits and had an RBI.  Stacy Johnson earned the win on the mound by pitching 4 innings of relief to hold the Dawson Tigers down until the Wolves’ bats came alive.  Gordy was credited with the save for pitching a scoreless 7th inning with 2 strikeouts.  Wesleyan is 6-6 on the season and 3-3 in region play.  

The Wolves dropped the “rubber match” in the region series with Pickens County by the score of 10-0 in a game played at Pickens High in Jasper.  The game ended in the 5th inning due to the mercy rule as the Dragons put 3 on the board in the first inning, and 3 more in the third inning, and pushed 4 runners across in the bottom of the fifth inning.  Wesleyan only mustered 3 hits.

The Wesleyan Wolves won their region opener in 7-AAA by the score of 6-1 on a beautiful night in Jasper, Georgia, at Pickens High School’s Dunn Field.  Dominick Scalese pitched all 7 innings allowing just 4 hits while striking out 7 batters.  He also delivered a 2-RBI single in the top of the 7th inning to seal the game away.  The Wolves got on the scoreboard in the first inning following a misplayed flyball off the bat of Joe Laurite which brought home Forrest Lietz.  Matthew Wright doubled home the go-ahead run in the top of the 4th inning to make the score 2-1.  Then Laurite hit a solo homer in the 6th to push the lead to 3-1.  The Wolves would tack on 3 more runs in the top of the 7th inning for the 6-1 victory.  Laurite was 2-3 with a double and a homer and 2 RBI.  Wright was 1-3 with a double and a RBI and also made several good defensive plays at 3B.  Scalese was 1-4 with a 2-RBI single.  The Wolves are 4-3 and 1-0 in region play.

The Wesleyan Wolves were victorious over the South Forsyth War Eagles by the score of 8-2.  The War Eagles jumped ahead 2-0 by the 3rd inning, but the Wolves answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the 3rd.  Then, in the 5th inning, the Wolves pushed 4 runs across and tacked on 3 more in the bottom of the 6th.  Dominick Scalese led the way at the plate for the Wolves collecting 2 singles with 3 RBI.  Reed Purcell had 2 RBI on the day, and Schley Gordy hit a double and scored 2 runs.  Wesleyan used four pitchers.  Purcell, Stacy Johnson, and Grayson McCollum pitched 2 innings a piece, and Gordy threw a scoreless 7th.  McCollum picked up the win after pitching a scoreless and hitless 5th and 6th inning.  The Wolves record is 3-3 heading into their region schedule this week.

The Wesleyan Wolves fell to Kings Ridge by the score of 8-2 in a game played at Legion Field in Alpharetta.  Kings Ridge led 3-0 when the Wolves pushed two runs across in the top of the 5th inning, but gave one run back in the bottom of the same inning and allowed 4 more to score in the bottom of the 6th.  Forrest Lietz managed 2 hits and drove in both Wesleyan runs.  Matthew Wright hit a triple but was stranded at 3rd.  Grayson McCollum pitched 3 innings giving up only one run while striking out 4 Kings Ridge batters.  Wesleyan’s record is now 2-2 on the season.

The Wesleyan baseball team defeated the Mt. Pisgah Patriots by the score of 14-4 in the home opener for the Wolves.  The Wolves fell behind 4-1 in the 3rd inning but scored the next 13 runs by the 5th inning to invoke an early ending to the game.  Owen Hodges was 2 for 2 in the game with a double and a homer and 3 RBI.  Forrest Lietz went 2 for 2 on the night with a single and homer and 3 RBI.  Townes Hardy was also 2 for 2 with a bases clearing triple and 3 RBI.  And Matthew Wright was 3 for 4 with 3 singles.  The Wolves are 2 and 1 on the young season.

Wesleyan’s baseball team was victorious tonight versus Dunwoody High School by the score of 3-2 in a game played at Dunwoody High.  The Wolves fell behind 2-0 in the third inning, but scored 2 runs in the 6th and added a single run in the 7th to take the lead.  Schley Gordy collected 3 hits on the night including what would be the game-winning triple in the 7th.  Reed Purcell hit a triple to lead off the 6th and would score the first run for the Wolves off a Forrest Lietz fielders choice.  Lietz pitched the first 3 innings of the game surrendering Dunwoody’s 2 runs, but he struck out 6.  Shawn Simmons provided a scoreless 4th inning on the mound, and Dominick Scalese would earn the win in relief by pitching the final 3 innings without giving up a hit and striking out 5.


Wesleyan dropped their season opener to Greater Atlanta Christian by the score of 4-3 Tuesday night in a game played at Hester Field on the campus of Greater Atlanta Christian School.  The Wolves led 3-1 going into the bottom of the 6th inning when GACS scored 3 runs to take the lead.  Wesleyan battled back in the top of the 7th inning and had runners on base when the final out was made at home plate on a great throw by the GACS rightfielder.  Dominick Scalese threw 5 innings of 1 run ball while striking out 9 batters.  Tim Hillegass collected two hits and picked up 2 RBI.  Schley Gordy hit a double with his only hit of the night.