West Chester drops season opener to Lander, 14-1

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
@Philabaseball
Joe Gunkel surrendered six runs on six hits as West Chester fell to Lander on Friday night at Dolny Stadium in Greenwood, S.C., 14-1.

Gunkel, a preseason All-American, collected four strikeouts but battled control issues all night. He hit three batters and walked three more over four innings.

Graham Ramos hit a lead-off home run to open the scoring for Lander in the first inning. He finished with three hits and three runs scored. Patrick Grady chipped in with a two-run home run and   Erik Lunde collected a pair of hits while scoring four runs.

Dylan Wolchick notched the win for the Bearcats, surrendering one run and three hits over 6 2/3 innings.

The two clubs resume their three-game set on Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m.

- Patrick Gordon is the editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Contact him at pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com or @Philabaseball on Twitter

No comments: