Early offense resulted in a doubleheader sweep over Nyack for the Wilmington University baseball team, 7-0 and 7-1, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.
The Wildcats (14-6, 6-0 CACC) stretched their winning streak to nine consecutive games with the sweep, getting early run support before using the strong arms of starters Jamie Treml and Ray Gambone. Nyack (3-16, 1-5 CACC) was only able to finish with five hits in 18 innings on Saturday.
The offense started off with three runs in the first two innings of game one, than rode the arm of Treml who finished with seven scoreless innings while striking out 10 batters to improve to 3-0 on the year. He tied the program record for career victories, earning his 26th of his career to tie Joe Matterer for the record during the program's NCAA era. His 10 strikeouts put him at 282 career strikeouts, one away from tying Joe Harris' program record of 283 in a career.
Josh Swirchak started the scoring for the Wildcats in the bottom of the first inning, singling to right to score Frank Samluk who doubled to lead off the inning. Mike Annone knocked in another run on an RBI ground out to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead after the first inning.
Samluk started the day 2-for-2 with an RBI single in the bottom of the second inning, scoring Christian Adorno for the 3-0 lead after two innings.
Treml got through the seventh inning before turning it over to the bullpen, and the offense added to the lead to give the bullpen some insurance runs. Mike Annone singled in front of the left fielder with two outs to score two and give the Wildcats the 7-0 lead.
Kyle Menchaca pitched a scoreless eighth while Peter Monahan tossed a scoreless ninth to secure the game one victory.
The offense started fast again in game two, scoring six runs after the first two innings. Sam Goines was the catalyst for the offense in the night cap, hitting a two-run triple in the bottom of the first before coming back up in the second and smacking a two-run double.
Gambone needed to work out of a jam in the second, stranding two batters on the base paths, picking up his fourth strikeout of the game to leave runners on second and third. Gambone left a runner on in the fourth and then shut the Warriors down in order in the fifth, lining him up for the win.
Matt Lopes added the seventh run of the game for the Wildcats in the fourth inning, doubling to right to score Goines. Lopes hit two doubles in the first game and added his third double of the afternoon in game two.
Zach Rumford, Mike Torres, Matt Frost, and Tyler Fries finished off the game for the Wildcats, adding five strikeouts with two coming from Frost and three from Fries. Gambone struck out six batters while allowing two hits and a walk in improving to 2-0 on the year.
Giones batted 4-for-6 for the day while Swirchak batted 3-for-4 in game two to up his average to a team high .382 on the year. Samluk led the way in the first game, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored from the leadoff position.
The Wildcats have little rest before they put their nine-game winning streak on the line as they return to the field on Monday. They host Dowling in nonconference action at Wilson Field on Monday starting at 1 p.m.