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Baseball Closes Out Spring Break Trip with 4-2 Win Over Cedarville on Friday

Baseball Closes Out Spring Break Trip with 4-2 Win Over Cedarville on Friday

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The University of the Sciences baseball team closed out its Spring Break Trip in Florida with a 4-2 victory over Cedarville on Saturday morning. 

John McCrane picked up the win with a career-long seven innings of one-run ball in which he allowed just four hits, while striking out a career-high eight against just two walks. 

After surrendering a run in the first despite giving up a hit, he tossed six scoreless frames.

McCrane then handed the ball off to Jake Patridge, who recorded his first career save after stranding the tying run on second base to cap two innings of relief. 

University of the Sciences took the lead for good on Matt McClennen's two-RBI double in the third, after AJ Pena singled and Joe Duffy was hit by a pitch with one out. 

Duffy also scored what was eventually the game-winning run in the fifth on Nate Steele's RBI double, while a Jordan Stennett leadoff walk in the sixth eventually led to an unearned run for insurance. 

Ryan Johnson followed Stennett's base on balls with a hit by pitch, before the two were sacrificed over to second and third on a sacrifice bunt by Chris Anderson, which proved crucial when an error allowed Stennett to score. 

Steele's double was one of his two hits on the day, as the junior now has six multi-hit performances through 11 games, and he was also hit by a pitch. 

Pena was also hit by a pitch, in addition to his single, while Duffy stole a base in addition to his two runs. 

University of the Sciences returns north for a 1 p.m. doubleheader this Sunday at Lincoln.