KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The University of the Sciences baseball team jumped out to 3-0 lead with a three-run second and was still leading 3-2 through five innings of play, before Minnesota-Crookston tied the game in the sixth and scored five in the eighth to pull away from Devils for an 8-3 win on Thursday afternoon.
Starter Andrew Szpindor turned in a quality start despite giving up 10 hits, allowing just three earned to go along with five strikeouts and just one walk.
Offensively Jordan Stennett finished 2-for-4 with a triple and a two-RBI double that put USciences on the board, before eventually coming in to score the Devils' third run.
Chris Anderson joined Stennett in reaching base multiple times as he went 1-for-2 with two stolen bases, a hit by pitch and a walk.
USciences had runners reach scoring position in seven of its nine at-bats on the afternoon, including having chances to extend the lead in the third and fourth and re-take the lead in the sixth and the seventh, but the Devils would come away with a run in just one of those seven innings.
University of the Sciences is back on the diamond early tomorrow morning to take on Cedarville at 9:45 a.m. in its final game of its Spring Break trip.