North Wales, PA- A five-run third inning would tip the scales in favor of the Philadelphia University Rams (11-19, 8-9 CACC) in a 6-3 conference win over the Chestnut Hill Griffins (15-19, 11-7 CACC) on Tuesday evening at Hostelley Field.
The Rams were powered by a two-run homer from senior shortstop Tyler Mentzer (Gettysburg, PA/ Delone Catholic), who went 1-4 with two RBIs on the day.
PhilaU added their first run of the game in the opening inning on a single by junior infielder Anthony DiFrancesco (Landenberg, PA/ Salesianum). The visitors then put the Griffins away in the third, as Mentzer scored two, and the Rams crossed the plate three more times on two walks and a wild pitch.
CHC scored an unearned run in the second inning and added two more the board in the seventh and ninth innings respectively. The Griffin bullpen went through seven pitchers as Rudy Behrens went 2.1 innings and took the loss.
PhilaU freshman pitcher Jeff Bohus (Cherry Hill, NJ/ Cherry Hill East) earned the win in seven innings, allowing just one earned run and striking out five. Sophomore hurler Alejandro Martinez (Mexico City, MX/ Cumbres Institute) came in for two innings, allowing one earned run.
The Rams return to action on the road on Thursday (4/29) at the University of the Sciences for a single game at 4:00 p.m.