PHILADELPHIA – Trailing Wilmington 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth of the scheduled seven-inning game two on Wednesday afternoon, the University of the Sciences baseball team loaded bases with one out.
The Wildcats made a pitching change and escaped the jam with back-to-back flyouts, before eventually going on to score three runs in the top of the seventh to complete the sweep of the Devils in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader at Richie Ashburn Field.
After a 22-1 loss in game one, freshman Hiro Mizutani gave USciences an opportunity at the split with a quality start of six innings pitched and two earned runs in the nightcap. He worked around seven hits and three walks, and struck out six.
After Wilmington (14-12, 11-3 CACC) plated one on a leadoff homer in the first and another on an RBI single in the third, USciences cut the deficit in half when Jordan Stennett's RBI triple scored Ryan Scholey in the bottom of the fourth. Scholey had led off the frame with a single.
That was one of two times Steele reached base as he also added a single.
Christian DeLuca put USciences on the board in game one with an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth, one of two hits in the opener for the senior.
Scholey also reached base twice with two walks.
Jake Patridge came on in the sixth and proceeded to throw four innings without allowing an earned run. He gave up just three hits and stuck out four, against two walks.
University of the Sciences takes tomorrow off before hosting the first of two straight doubleheaders when it welcomes Goldey-Beacom to Richie Ashburn Field at 1 p.m.