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DeLuca Has Near-Perfect Day as Baseball Closes Out Home Schedule on Friday

DeLuca Has Near-Perfect Day as Baseball Closes Out Home Schedule on Friday

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The University of the Sciences baseball team closed outs its 2018 home schedule with a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader against Chestnut Hill on Friday afternoon at Latshaw-McCarthy Field.

Christian DeLuca recorded his third career three-hit game in game one, reaching base four times by finishing 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk. He then went 2-for-2 with two walks in the nightcap to finish the doubleheader a near-perfect 5-for-6 with three walks.  

John McCrane picked his first career collegiate hit as part of a 2-for-3 performance in game one, and he also scored a run.

Collin Fabio went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI while Brian Magee also had a hit and a base on balls, to go along with a run.

Jacob Whittington scored twice, while Matt Guyger drew two walks.

Jordan Stennett had an RBI single in game one and then joined DeLuca in recording multiple hits in the nightcap, as he went 2-for-4 with a run.

Jake Patridge reached twice with two walks, and Nate Steele had two RBIs.

Chestnut Hill scored in each of its first six at-bats to pull away in a 14-4 game one win. The Griffins then scored four runs in the first inning of game two en route to a 14-5 victory, although USciences did score in each of its first three at-bats to get as close as 6-3 on RBIs by Fabio, DeLuca and Steele.

The Devils also made it a three-run game, 7-4, with Steele's RBI single in the bottom of the fifth.

Chestnut Hill had an answer each time though, with the Griffins breaking the game open with a five-run sixth that included three unearned runs.

Ryan Scholey closed out University of the Sciences' scoring with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth.

With two more away doubleheaders remaining, the Devils will play Dominican at Palisades Credit Union Park on Sunday at 12 p.m.