PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences baseball team got off to a great start, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first of an eventual 7-3 loss to Wilmington in the Championship Game of the Bill Giles Invitational hosted at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Starter Hiro Mizutani shut out Wilmington for the first two innings, but the Wildcats busted out for four runs in the third thanks in large part to two errors that contributed to three unearned runs.
The one earned was all that Miuztani surrendered in his four innings, in which he scattered five hits.
Wilmington then added insurance with a two-out run in the fifth, before closing the scoring with a two-run eighth.
After University of the Sciences' five-hit first, the Devils could manage just three hits the remainder of the afternoon.
Ryan Johnson had two of them, doubling in both the fourth and the seventh.
University of the Sciences hosts Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) South leader Felician tomorrow at 12 p.m. for its home finale.