The Texas Wesleyan Rams baseball team played on Mar. 16 against rival team Northwood University. This game was not only a big game because they played against Northwood but because they played in the Texas Ranger Ballpark Stadium for the first time in school history.
The game at the Ranger Ballpark was the finale to a three game series played over a couple of days. The first two games of the series were not played at the stadium and the Rams lost both games 5-10, 3-5. The game at the Ballpark started at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
The Rams took a loss in the series finale at the Ballpark 11-5 to NU. In the first inning the Rams got ahead with two runs from hits by David Kiriakos, senior shortstop, and Jake Howeth, sophomore outfielder. Another hit to center field by Henry Yates, senior outfielder, put the Rams up 2-0 in the first inning.
The Rams kept Northwood off the scoreboard and by the third inning the Rams added another run by Trevor Moon, junior outfielder; Rams new score became 3-0. The Knights ended up scoring in the fifth inning but the Rams swung back updating the score 4-1. In the sixth inning, Northwood gained another run but so did Wesleyan.
Unfortunately, in the sixth inning, Northwood tied the game 5-5 and Rams couldn’t gain another run for the game. Northwood scored six runs in the seventh inning and three runs in the ninth to take the game away, 11-5.
The Rams will play again Mar. 22 at 3 p.m. against Texas College in Tyler, Texas.