KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Playing for the first time in two weeks, the University of the Sciences baseball team erased an early 1-0 deficit, before ultimately falling 20-3 at Kutztown on Monday afternoon.
After back-to-back hits to lead off the bottom of the first immediately led to a KU run, Tom Aaron led off the top of the second with a single and two batters later Nick Amicon doubled him home to quickly even the score back up.
That was one of three hits on the afternoon for Amicon, who finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI for his second three-hit game of the season. He added an RBI double in the sixth, which also scored Aaron after he had walked.
In addition to Aaron, T.J. Dezzi also reached base twice with a walk and a hit, and he scored USciences' second run after leading off the sixth with a single.
University of the Sciences' 10 hits were its second-highest total of the season, one shy of its season-high.
Highlighting the pitching staff was freshman Alec Sherk, who threw two scoreless innings of relief in his first career collegiate appearance. He came on to finish the sixth inning, before tossing a hitless seventh. He gave up just one hit in his 2.0 frames.
Kutztown (6-4) wasted little time in responding to Amicon's first RBI double as a leadoff home run in the bottom of the second gave the Golden Bears the lead for good.
KU would score in each of its first six at-bats.
University of the Sciences (3-8) begins Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play with a doubleheader at Chestnut Hill on Friday at 1 p.m.