April 14, 2012

Rams fall twice to Felician in CACC doubleheader

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Philadelphia University baseball team was defeated twice by visiting Felician in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader Saturday afternoon on Alumni Field. The game scores were 9-7 and 14-5.

Philadelphia (9-29, 3-12 CACC) broke up game one with a six-run fourth inning. Right fielder Ryan Shellock stepped up with the bases loaded and promptly cleared them with a three-run triple to right-center field. Center fielder Rick Reigner added a RBI single.

The Golden Falcons (18-17, 10-2 CACC) began chipping away in the sixth when catcher Kevin Whitehead drove in two runs with a double to make the score 7-3.

In the ninth, Felician plated six runs to finish the rally. Third baseman Mike Farrell tied the score with a RBI single and Whitehead drove in the final two runs with a base hit to center field.

Ram left fielder Ken McCormick, who went 3-for-4, opened the scoring in the first with a solo home run.

Brian Dudzinski was the winning pitcher after allowing seven runs (one earned) on five hits and struck out seven in eight innings. Matthew Facendo threw a perfect ninth for the save. Jeff Bohus took the loss, giving up two runs in one-third of an inning.

In game two, Felician scored four runs in the first and seven more in the second to take an 11-0 lead.

McCormick got two runs back for the Rams in the third with a two-out single down the left-field line. Third baseman TJ Burgmann knocked in the Rams' third run during the home half of the third with a ground out to plate first baseman Jordan Force.

Shellock brought home shortstop Kyle DeGennaro with a fielder's choice to make the score 13-4 in the fourth.

Reigner led the Philadelphia offense with two of the team's six hits. Whitehead went 2-for-4 with five RBI, all coming in the first two innings, for Felician. Designated hitter Jay Collazo and Farrell added three RBIs.

Golden Falcon starter D.J. Stinsman was the winner after striking out six in six innings. He scattered five hits. Sawyer Brown took the loss, giving up 11 runs, eight earned in 1.2 innings.

Philadelphia returns to action with a non-conference game against visiting Millersville Tuesday, April 17 at 3 p.m.

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