Baseball Walks Off in Game Two, Splits with Felician on Saturday

Baseball Walks Off in Game Two, Splits with Felician on Saturday

PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) baseball team split its home doubleheader on Saturday afternoon with the Felician Golden Falcons from Alumni Field. The Rams dropped game one, 11-7, after a late Felician rally before junior Timothy Brodhag hit the game-winning single to help Jefferson walk-off in game two, 4-3.

Jefferson struck first as Brandon Quaranta rocked a solo home run to put the Rams on the board in the first. Felician responded to tie the game with a sacrifice fly in the third.

The Golden Falcons then scored two in the fourth on a two-run homer before adding another in the fifth on a groundball to go up 4-1.

In the bottom of the fifth, Chris Smith doubled to bring in one before Austin Torres doubled to bring in two to tie the game, 4-4.

A three-run sixth put Felician back up by three before the Rams tied it again with runs in the seventh and eighth behind runs batted in from Andres Valbuena, Matt McGee and Torres.

Felician scored three runs in the top of the ninth to lead them to victory.

Torres went 2-for-4 in the loss with three RBI. Brodhag went 2-for-5 as the Rams notched nine hits.

Jefferson won the seven-inning game two on a walk-off single off the bat of Brodhag. With one out, Arturo Figueroa hit a comebacker to the pitcher before Chris Smith singled to right. A wild pitch moved them both over before Brodhag took a ball the opposite way into shallow left-center to bring home Figueroa for the win.

Andrew Dark started the game, pitching 4.0 innings before Daniel Sabath (W, 1-1) pitched the final 3.0 innings, allowing just one hit and no runs.

Figueroa went 2-for-4 in the win as the lone multi-hit game. Jefferson had five hits including Brodhag's walk off.

Quaranta hit a hard chopper past the shortstop to bring in two runs in the second inning before Brodhag scored on a wild pitch in the third. A three-run home run from Felician in the fourth tied up the game before Brodhag broke the tie in the bottom of the seventh.

Jefferson Baseball returns to action on the road this coming Tuesday, April 3 at USciences with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.