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Magee’s Pinch-Hit Walk-off Single Salvages Baseball’s Doubleheader Split with CACC South Leader Felician

Magee’s Pinch-Hit Walk-off Single Salvages Baseball’s Doubleheader Split with CACC South Leader Felician

PHILADELPHIA – Brian Magee's pinch-hit walk-off single with one out and the bases loaded in game two capped a two-run seventh in a 6-5 triumph to salvage a doubleheader split with Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) South leader Felician at Richie Ashburn Field on Wednesday. 

After winning game one 4-2, the Golden Falcons scored three times in the top of the seventh of the nightcap to take a 5-4 lead.  

AJ Pena led off the bottom-half with a single to get the comeback started, before Joe Duffy drew a walk.  

Following a fly out that advanced Pena to third, Chris Anderson tied the game with a single. 

Jordan Stennett then drew a base on balls to load the bases, which brought Magee to the plate. 

After fouling off the first pitch, the sophomore lined the second past a diving second baseman to set off the celebrations. 

Stennett's seventh-inning walk was his second of the nightcap, and he also led off the fourth with a double which led to USciences taking a 3-2 lead. 

Duffy also walked twice, leading to two runs scored, while Joseph Jachimiak finished 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. 

Anderson's seventh-inning RBI was his second RBI base-hit of game two. 

Andrew Szpindor earned the complete game win, scattering eight hits over his seven innings. 

Following the game one win, Felician (27-19, 21-7 CACC) opened the scoring in the nightcap with a run in the top of the first. Aside from that, all the Golden Falcons could manage off of Szpindor until the seventh was a solo home run in the fourth. 

USciences finally got on the board in the third, after Nate Steele and Jachimiak led off the frame with back-to-back singles. Both moved up on a Pena sacrifice bunt, before a Duffy sacrifice fly and a Matt McClennen two-out single put the Devils on top 2-1. 

After Felician tied it up in the fourth, Stennett scored on Jachimiak's two-out single in the bottom-half to reestablish a one-run advantage

Anderson then made it 4-2 in the fifth on a double that scored Duffy, who had walked with one out before stealing second. 

Following a scoreless sixth, Felician got within on an RBI groundout, before taking back the lead with a two-out, two-RBI single.

Stennett's leadoff double in the bottom of the second of game one led to the afternoon's first run, following a balk and a Steele RBI groundout. 

Starter John McCrane held Felician scoreless through three innings, but after USciences stranded a runner in scoring positing in the third the Golden Falcons finally struck in the fourth after back-to-back walks to begin the frame led to two runs. 

An unearned run gave Felician a 3-1 lead through five and a half innings, but the Devils would cancel that out when a McClennen leadoff double eventually led to a 3-2 score following Nick Amicon's RBI groundout. 

University of the Sciences could not get anything going in its final three at-bats though, and Felician would turn out not to need the insurance run it scored in the ninth. 

McClennen's double was one of his two hits in game one, while Pena also finished with two base-knocks.    

McCrane turned in a quality start, throwing six innings in which he allowed the two earned runs on six hits with eight strikeouts. 

Jake Patridge pitched three innings of relief, surrendering one earned on two hits with two strikeouts and no walks. 

These two teams wrap up their four-game series at Felician this Friday at 1 p.m.