DINWIDDIE, Va. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) baseball team (1-3) closed the Dinwiddie Challenge with a Sunday win over the Saint Rose Golden Knights (1-3) by a final of 7-2 from Shepherd Field down in Virginia.
The win comes as the first of the season for Jefferson.
Saint Rose jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first before the game became a pitching duel. Sophomore Gunnar Hayes tossed 5.2 innings with five strikeouts to just one walk. He only allowed those first two inning runs before sophomore C.J. Kilgariff, sophomore Richard Joa and senior Brandon Quaranta closed out the game with 3.1 scoreless frames.
Jefferson got on the board and then took the lead in the sixth inning. Chris Smith scored on an RBI single from Quaranta to cut the Saint Rose lead down to 2-1. Junior Matt McGee then gave the Rams a 3-2 advantage when he singled in junior Christopher Lorenzo and Quaranta.
Jefferson tacked on another run in the seventh behind an RBI single from Chris Smith before the Rams scored three more in the eighth to seal up the game.
Quaranta closed out the final two innings on the mound for Jefferson, striking out three while allowing just two hits.
Jefferson Baseball returns to action from March 2-4 with four games down in Thomasville, N.C. where the Rams will face Davis & Elkins and Alderson Broaddus.