Logan Neal, Mitch Rainer, Christian Jennings, Nick Conley, Jesse Coe and Matt McFarland each tossed an inning for CU. Only Conley worked a scoreless frame, but Coe (1-0) was the beneficiary of the timely scoring by the Bulldogs in the fifth to get the victory on the mound.
TWC starter Levi Dean (4-2) took the loss, giving up five earned runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings.
Sydnor finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs, while Lind collected two hits and scored twice. Wesleyan outhit the Bulldogs, 11-9, but the five errors by TWC led to five unearned runs for the home team. Cumberland plays this weekend at Union University, with an adjusted schedule for the three-game series. A doubleheader will start Friday at 4 p.m. followed by a single game at 12 Noon Saturday.