HOCKESSIN, Del. – The University of the Sciences baseball team scored nine runs in its final at-bat of game two to salvage a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader split at Goldey-Beacom, defeating the Lightning 9-5 on Friday.
The Devils came back in game one too, tying the game at 3-3 with a three-run seventh before scoring once in both the eighth and ninth to send the game to extras, where Goldey-Beacom would walk off in the 12th.
Trailing 5-1 entering the top of the seventh of the nightcap, USciences sent 15 batters to the plate in the frame, which all began with an error.
Nick Amicon then came through with the eventual game-winning base-hit, a two-RBI double.
A Nate Steele hit by pitch loaded the bases a third time, before back-to-back walks by Pena and Duffy and a wild pitch capped the nine-run outburst.
Joseph Jachimiak then put the finishing touches on his fourth scoreless inning of relief, a career-long outing in which he gave up just one hit to earn his first career win.
Duffy and Amicon both reached base three times with two hits and walk, while Chris Anderson also finished with two base-knocks for his second multi-hit game of the doubleheader.
Anderson's sacrifice fly in the first inning had given University of the Sciences its first lead of the afternoon, before Goldey-Beacom scored twice in the second and three time in the third.
Justin Skinner's two-RBI double in the seventh inning of the nightcap made it a one-run game, and he would then come in to tie the score on a balk.
After Goldey-Beacom responded with two runs in the bottom-half, Anderson played a part in both runs in the eighth and ninth.
He first tripled with two outs in the eighth, coming all the way around to score on an error, before coming through with a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the ninth.
USciences then had runners reach scoring position in all three of its at-bats in extras, but the Devils could not capitalize with a run and GBC finally got to reliever Jordan Stennett in the 12th.
Stennett pitched 3.1 innings in his second career collegiate appearance, surrendering just the one run on three hits.
Starter John McCrane pitched the first eight innings, tying his career-long outing.
McClennen joined Anderson in recording two hits.
University of the Sciences is back in action tomorrow, now hosting Caldwell at 1 p.m. instead of the original 12 p.m. start. Prior to first pitch, the Devils will honor their Senior Class of 2019: Amicon, Jachimiak, Matt Guyger and Andrew Szpindor.