NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The University of the Sciences baseball team closed outs its 2018 home schedule with a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader against Chestnut Hill on Friday afternoon at Latshaw-McCarthy Field.
Christian DeLuca recorded his third career three-hit game in game one, reaching base four times by finishing 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk. He then went 2-for-2 with two walks in the nightcap to finish the doubleheader a near-perfect 5-for-6 with three walks.
John McCrane picked his first career collegiate hit as part of a 2-for-3 performance in game one, and he also scored a run.
Jordan Stennett had an RBI single in game one and then joined DeLuca in recording multiple hits in the nightcap, as he went 2-for-4 with a run.
Chestnut Hill scored in each of its first six at-bats to pull away in a 14-4 game one win. The Griffins then scored four runs in the first inning of game two en route to a 14-5 victory, although USciences did score in each of its first three at-bats to get as close as 6-3 on RBIs by Fabio, DeLuca and Steele.
The Devils also made it a three-run game, 7-4, with Steele's RBI single in the bottom of the fifth.
Chestnut Hill had an answer each time though, with the Griffins breaking the game open with a five-run sixth that included three unearned runs.
Ryan Scholey closed out University of the Sciences' scoring with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth.
With two more away doubleheaders remaining, the Devils will play Dominican at Palisades Credit Union Park on Sunday at 12 p.m.