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Blumetti Lifts Baseball to Split with Felician

Credit: Michelle Patridge
Credit: Michelle Patridge

PHILADELPHIA – Freshman Austin Blumetti threw a complete game to earn his first career collegiate victory, and the University of the Sciences baseball team scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth in game two to salvage a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader split with Felician on Thursday afternoon at Richie Ashburn Field.

With the score still 0-0 entering the bottom of the sixth of a seven-inning game, USciences needed run support for Blumetti and got it in the form of back-to-back walks by Collin Fabio and Jordan Stennett.

After a pitching change, Nate Steele drove in the first run of the game with a single through the left side.

Matt Guyger then drew a walk to load the bases for Brian Magee, who drove in the eventual game-winning run with a single up the middle.

The Devils were not done there though, with Jake Patridge driving in a run on a hit by pitch before an error closed out the scoring.

Blumetti came on for his seventh inning and despite his shutout bid being ended with two outs, the rookie completed his first career complete game. His previous longest outing was 2.1 innings.

He limited Felician, who had 18 hits in a 15-1 game one victory, to just five hits. He struck out three and walked two.

Steele's and Magee's seventh-inning hits were the second of nightcap for both, and Magee also had two in game one. 

Nick Amicon reached base in all five of his plate appearances in game one, finishing a career-best 4-for-4 with a walk for his third four-hit game of the season.

Jordan Stennett also two hits, and he combined with Magee for USciences' run in the opener with each hitting doubles in the eighth.

T.J. Dezzi also reached base twice with a hit and a walk. 

University of the Sciences closes out its home schedule tomorrow, when it hosts Chestnut Hill for 1 p.m. doubleheader.