After splitting a 2 game series in Tampa with University of South Florida in which Head Coach Terry Alexander get his 700th win, the Dolphins returned home for a weekend set vs Wagner.
In game 1 Friday night, JU came out swinging a hot bat, jumping out to an early lead that they would not relinquish.
“It was a good effort for us,” said Alexander.
Freshman designated hitter and pitcher Alex McRae drove in 3 runs to lead the offense. Junior first baseman Adam Brett Walker II had 3 doubles and 2 RBI’s. Chris Anderson got his first win of the season going 7 scoreless innings on the mound.
Jake Huxtable got the scoring started with one out in the 1st inning with a solo home run to left field. The Dolphins would continue to pile on to that lead on the way to a 10-0 victory.
Now winners of 2 in a row, JU came out a totally different team on Saturday. They were sluggish and flat. They went on to lose the game 4-1. Corben Madden took the loss.
“We came out very flat,” said Alexander.
The series came down to Sunday afternoon rubber match. JU was plagued by mistakes throughout the day. Wagner was able to capitalize on these JU mistakes on their way to pulling out a come-from-behind victory.
“We just have to play better. We hurt ourselves most days,” said Alexander.
JU once held a 5-2 lead but failed to hold on to it as the game progressed. Senior Sean Green took the loss in relief. Ethan Loosen and Taylor Ratliff led JU with 3 hits.
The Dolphins remain home to take on Akron Tuesday and Wednesday both at 6:30 and follow that up by hosting the Wingate Invitational Friday through Sunday. They will take on both Western Carolina and Fairfield twice throughout the weekend.