Baseball Dusted 7-5, 5-3 by Dominican College

Anthony DiFrancesco
Anthony DiFrancesco

Philadelphia, PA- The Philadelphia University baseball team (2-16, 1-5 CACC) was swept 7-5 and 5-3 by the Dominican College Chargers (10-6, 4-0 CACC) on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. 

In the first game, PhilaU RBI's came from senior short-stop Anthony DiFrancesco (2) and senior utility Matt Minakowski (2).  The Rams took an early 2-1 lead in the first inning on a Minakowski two-RBI single, followed by an ensuing DC error that put him on third-base.  Yet, the Chargers tacked on five more runs through the sixth inning to take a 7-2 lead.  In the bottom of the sixth, PhilaU tacked on another run, this one unearned.  The Rams rallied in the ninth with a DiFrancesco two-run double, but that would do it as PhilaU fell 7-5.  PhilaU senior pitcher Russell Trojan took the loss and goes to 0-2 on the year, while DC's Justin Moore got the win and improved to 3-0. 

In game two, the Rams were down 3-0 until the third inning, when sophomore second baseman Kevin Giambri hit a sacrifice fly to score DiFrancesco, who had reached on a double.  The Chargers scored two more in the fourth and fifth to go up 5-1, but the Rams scored two more in the seventh on two DC errors for eventual final score of 5-3.  Losing PhilaU senior pitcher Jared Farbman went to 0-2 on the year, while DC's Dustin Javins improved to 3-1.

Next up for PhilaU will be a doubleheader at the University of the Sciences on Sunday (4/3) at noon.