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Baseball Takes First CACC Season Series with Doubleheader Sweep at Concordia

Baseball Takes First CACC Season Series with Doubleheader Sweep at Concordia

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The University of the Sciences baseball team won its first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) season series of the year on Saturday, using big innings to pull away from Concordia in 11-7 and 8-1 victories. 

USciences (11-14, 7-5 CACC) now has 11 wins on the season, just the second time in the last six years it has reached double-digit victories. The Devils game one triumph also meant that they surpassed their CACC win total from all of last season.  

A six-run second inning was the first of 10 straight runs University of the Sciences scored in game one. 

Chris Anderson had his second four-hit performance in three games in the opener, and added two more hits in game two to finish the doubleheader 6-for-9 for his seventh straight multi-hit game. He also drove in one run in both games to extend his RBI-streak to six.  

Matt McClennen, Nick Amicon, Nate Steele and Ryan Johnson all had two hits each, with Amicon and Steele both scoring three runs. 

Amicon would then record two more hits and two RBI in the nightcap to extend his multi-hit streak to five games. 

McClennen and Johnson both drove in two runs, as did AJ Pena

Johnson also had to come in with bases loaded and zero outs in the ninth to finally secure the victory.  

John Michael Sabatino held Concordia scoreless for the first six innings, before the Clippers scored three runs in both the seventh and eighth, to earn his first win of the year. 

it was all pitching in game two, as Austin Blumetti and Jake Patridge combined to hold Concordia to just one run on three hits. 

Blumetti went the first four frames, surrendering the just one earned run on three hits to tie for the team-lead with his second win. 

Patridge was then nearly perfect in his three relief innings, aside from hitting two batters. No runner reached scoring position, as the sophomore did not allow a hit while striking out two without a walk.  

Concordia actually scored first, but University of the Sciences immediately tied the score in the top of the second before taking the lead for good with a four-run third.  

Brian Magee was the offensive star, finishing a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk for his first career three-hit game. The sophomore's second-inning single tied the game, before yet another one-bagger capped the four-run third. 

Justin Skinner scored twice, as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. 

University of the Sciences returns home to host Chestnut Hill for a 12 p.m. doubleheader this Wednesday.