LYNDHURST, N.J. – Thanks to the arms of Kris Morgenweck and Ryan Johnson, and a season-high 12 hits, including four from Ryan Scholey, the University of the Sciences baseball team split a doubleheader at Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Southern Division leader Felician on Friday.
Fans please note that tomorrow's doubleheader against Post has been postponed one day until Sunday, April 8 at 1 p.m., when the Devils will make their long awaited home debut at Richie Ashburn Field.
The two teams traded unearned runs in the first four innings of game one, a 6-2 USciences win, with Morgenweck holding Felician to just three hits through the first three frames.
Six singles in the top of the fifth, four of which came with two outs, led to four runs, which turned out to be all University of the Sciences needed.
Morgenweck did give up his first earned run in his last inning of work, the bottom of the sixth, but he would pick up his first win of the season with his second straight quality start. He struck out seven in his six innings of work, working around six hits and four walks.
Ryan Johnson came on to throw the final three scoreless innings for the third save of his career, moving the sophomore into a tie for third in program history. After walking the first two batters he faced, he proceeded to allow just two hits.
University of the Sciences completed the scoring when Scholey scored on a wild pitch in the eighth.
Scholey's four hits tied a career-high.
DeLuca, Amicon and Fabio also reached base twice in the nightcap.
Nate Steele walked three times.
Felican (8-4 CACC) bounced right back with two first inning runs in the nightcap and never looked back, scoring three more in the third and one in the fourth.
University of the Sciences (2-4) did make it interesting with three runs in the top of the fifth, but Felician came right back with four in the bottom half en route to a 13-3 victory.
After DeLuca led off the fifth with a walk, Fabio and Tom Aaron both had RBI triples. Amicon drove in the third run with a single.
That was one of three times Amicon reached base in game two as he also walked twice.
DeLuca also walked twice, while Fabio walked once in addition to his RBI triple.