The Shepherd University baseball team had to wait an extra week to get their season started because of the snow. They opened the season at Concord University on March 1 and March 2, and were able to win three of four games to win their opening series.
In game one of the first doubleheader, the Rams won 11-2.
Senior outfielder Matt Wilson went three-for-four and belted a home run to left-center field in the seventh inning, which was the team’s first home run of the year.
Sophomore outfielder Jonathan Sarty went four-for-five with three runs batted in.
Junior Sam Crater got the win, pitching six innings and allowing four hits and two runs with seven strikeouts.
In game two, Shepherd earned the victory 7-1.
Wilson went two-for-four and hit his second home run of the day.
Sophomore left fielder Jacob Carney went two-for-three and scored a run.
Senior pitcher Bryan DiRasario came out of the bullpen to get the win, pitching 2 2/3 innings without allowing a hit.
The next day, the Rams continued their winning streak, winning game one of the doubleheader 4-1.
The game was tied going into the sixth inning before Shepherd scored three in the inning to give them the lead.
Crater drew a bases-loaded walk to give the Rams a 2-1 lead.
Carney went one-for-two with two RBIs.
Junior Jamie Driver pitched a complete game to earn the win. He allowed three hits and one run while striking out six.
The Rams dropped the second game of the doubleheader for their only loss of the series. They fell 6-2.
Wilson went two-for-two, scoring two runs and drawing a walk.
Senior catcher Spencer Wolfe two-for-three with an RBI.
Senior Austin Hale took the loss, going six innings while giving up six runs, three earned, five hits and four walks.
Wilson was later named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Atlantic Region Player of the Week. He hit for a .625 average, hit two home runs, three RBIs and five runs.