Baseball falters in bout against Wheaton

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AUBURNDALE, Fla. -- The Washington & Jefferson baseball team struggled to get its offense going in a 9-1 loss to Wheaton (Mass.) on Monday afternoon in Auburndale, Fla. 

With the setback, the Presidents fall to 3-2 this season and 1-2 during their spring trip. Wheaton, on the other hand, is 4-1 after beating W&J and seventh-ranked UMass Boston in back-to-back games.  

The Red & Black logged five hits in today's game, tallying a game-high two in the eighth inning. It was in that frame that W&J scored its lone run of the afternoon, as Ryan Pallone (New Kensington, Pa./Valley) drove in Adam Moore (Olean, N.Y./Archbishop Walsh) from third with a single in his first at-bat of the season. 

In addition to Pallone, Michael Zito (Nashville, Tenn./Hume-Fogg), Alex Shapiro (Columbus, Ohio/Bexley), Josh Crummer(Great Falls, Va./Flint Hill School) and Joey Bolick (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) also recorded a hit. Zito and Shapiro's hits were their first of the season. 

On the mound, Garrett Harstine (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia) started and went 5.0 innings, allowing five runs, none of which were earned. 

W&J's season rolls on tomorrow morning, as they will battle Salve Regina at 9:30 a.m. at the Osceola Heritage Park Stadium in Kissimmee, Fla.