Brown helps baseball earn doubleheader split with New Haven

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LANTANA, Fla. – Pitcher Sawyer Brown tossed a complete-game to give the Philadelphia University baseball team a 2-1 win in game one over the University of New Haven. The Chargers took game two, 5-4.

In the first game Brown struck out six batters while scattering just five hits to earn his first collegiate victory. He pitched out of a minor jam in the seventh, and final, inning with the game-tying run at third base with one out. Brown induced a ground ball back to him and fanned the game's final batter.

Second baseman Kyle DeGennaro drove in the Rams' first run with a single in the fifth and designed hitter Evan High knocked in the eventual game-winning run one inning later with a base hit.

Center fielder Rick Reigner had two of Philadelphia's seven hits.

Third baseman Brendon Buckley went 2-for-3 for the Chargers. Pat Simone was the losing pitcher in a complete-game effort.

In game two, Philadelphia (5-10) took a 4-2 lead on RBI singles in the fifth inning by Reigner and catcher T.J. Burgmann.

New Haven (5-4) came back to take the win with a single run in the sixth and two in the seventh inning. Third baseman Zach Collett went 2-for-3, including the game-winning single.

Shortstop Hunter Greenwood and right fielder Ryan Shellock both had one RBI for the Rams.

First baseman Jordan Force, Reigner, Burgmann and Shellock all had two hits in the nightcap.

Eric Peck was the winning pitcher after tossing two scoreless innings of relief. Russell Trojan took the loss and allowing one run in one-third of an inning. Zach Harper went the first 6.1 innings giving up four runs (three earned) and struck out five.

Philadelphia has one last doubleheader in Florida and that will be Thursday, March 15 against UMass-Lowell.