WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) baseball team (3-11) fell to Winston-Salem State (16-9) on Wednesday to close out the Rams' spring break trip to North Carolina by a final of 10-4 from BB&T Ballpark.
Jefferson led early in the contest, 3-0, after a two-run first and another run in the third.
In the bottom of the third, Winston-Salem State hit a three-run homer run to tie the game, 3-3, before they took the lead for good in the fifth, 5-3.
WSSU added three more in the seventh and two in the eighth. The Rams got one back in the ninth but could not complete the late rally.
Matt McGee went 2-for-4 in the loss with an RBI single in the first. Timothy Brodhag and Brandon Quaranta hit a couple of RBI sacrifice flies for runs in the first and ninth while Chris Smith singled in a run in the third.
Richard Joa went 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk while scoring twice.
Jefferson managed eight hits from seven different players.
Jefferson threw six pitchers in the loss. Daniel Sabath started the affair and last 4.0 innings, giving up three runs. Jonathan Gottschall (L, 1-2) took the loss after giving up two unearned runs in the fifth. Of WSSU's 10 runs, only six were earned.
Winston-Salem State also won the Tuesday affair, 19-9.
Jefferson Baseball returns home to host Nyack on Saturday, March 17 for a doubleheader starting at noon from Alumni Field.