After winning a school record 20 games in a row, the Shepherd Rams have now lost five in a row, dropping all four games in their series to the Notre Dame College Falcons.
The Falcons edged the Rams in game one of the Saturday doubleheader, winning 4-3.
In the top of the sixth, while trailing by one, senior outfielder Matt Wilson had an RBI single and would go on to score on an error to give the Rams a 2-1 lead.
Notre Dame answered back when first baseman Tyler Neville had a bases-clearing double, giving the Falcons a 4-2 lead.
Shepherd got one of the runs back in the seventh inning, but it was not enough.
Senior catcher Spencer Wolfe went two-for-three and was the only Ram to record a multi-hit game.
Junior Sam Crater allowed two hits, four runs, three earned, and three walks in six innings while taking the loss.
In game two, Shepherd fell 9-5.
Notre Dame came out strong, scoring five runs in the first inning.
The Rams scored four of their runs off of home runs. In the second inning, senior first baseman Dom Wyshinski hit a solo shot to put Shepherd on the board. In the sixth inning, sophomore left fielder Jacob Carney hit a three-run homer.
Junior Jamie Driver went four innings, giving up 10 hits and seven runs for his first loss of the season.
Shepherd’s offense struggled even more in Sunday’s doubleheader, putting up three runs in two games. They lost game one 6-2 and dropped game two 4-1.
In game one, Wyshinski hit his second home run of the series in the top of the second inning. The two home runs were his first two of the season.
In game two, the Rams’ only run came from sophomore outfielder Jonathan Sarty, when he hit an RBI single to left field in the third inning.
Head coach Matt McCarty has stressed defense to the team throughout the year. In the four games, the Rams committed five errors, while the Falcons committed one.
Shepherd will try to snap their losing streak on Wednesday, April 15, when they travel to West Virginia Wesleyan.
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