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Baseball’s Final Inning Rally Falls Short in Game Two of Doubleheader Sweep to Bloomfield

Credit: Gladstone Harris
Credit: Gladstone Harris

PHILADELPHIA – Trailing 7-2 entering the final inning of game two, the University of the Sciences baseball team scored three runs and advanced the tying run to second, as well as the winning run to first, before Bloomfield finally closed the door on a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader sweep of the Devils on Sunday afternoon at Richie Ashburn Field. 

The comeback fell short after USciences had led 2-1 after four innings, and the Devils were also ahead 7-6 after six innings of an eventual 12-7 game one loss. 

University of the Sciences' seventh inning actually began with an out, but AJ Pena was hit by a pitch to get it all started. 

Joe Duffy then singled, before Matt McClennen drew a walk to load the bases. 

Chris Anderson was hit by a pitch and Justin Skinner walked, bringing two runs in to bring tying run to the plate, which led to a pitching change.  

Nick Amicon made it a two-run game, 7-5, on a sacrifice fly, and a Jordan Stennett walk loaded the bases once more before the final out was recorded on a 3-2 flyout to center. 

Pena's seventh-inning hit by pitch was the third time that the freshman reached base in game two. 

Fellow freshman Anderson reached base three times in game one, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk for his ninth multi-hit game of the season. 

Stennett also finished with two hits for the second time in three games, including hitting his second career home run, and the sophomore then walked twice in the nightcap. 

After each team scored twice in the first inning of game one, Bloomfield took control with two runs in both the third and fourth. 

University of the Sciences got back within one, 6-5, in the bottom-half on Stennett's three-run blast to left center with two outs. 

Starter John Michael Sabatino then worked scoreless fifth and sixth frames, and the Devils plated one run each in both to take their first lead. 

An Anderson RBI single tied the score at 6-6, before Ryan Johnson's RBI fielder's choice put the USciences ahead. 

Reliever Jake Patridge retired Bloomfield in order in seventh, but the Bears exploded for five runs in the eighth. 

in game two, both teams scored in the second. 

Amcion led off with a walk and would come around to score on two wild pitches and an error. 

Starter Austin Blumetti kept Bloomfield off the board in both the third and fourth, and University of the Sciences would go on top thanks to Pena's two-out single. 

Nate Steele came in to make it a 2-1 ball game after singling with one out and advancing to second on a wild pitch.  

A leadoff walk and bunt single started the top of the fifth though, which led to a run to tie the game at 2-2 on a single two batters later.

With the bases loaded after a walk, Blumetti was able to get the second out on a strikeout, but Bloomfield came through with a two-run single that gave the Bears the lead for good. 

Bloomfield then added three runs in its final two at-bats, two of which were unearned, which proved crucial after USciences' late rally. 

The Devils are back at Richie Ashburn Field this Tuesday to host Goldey-Beacom for a doubleheader at 12 p.m.