HOCKESSIN, Del. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) baseball team (6-17, 3-6 CACC) split a Friday doubleheader against the Goldey-Beacom Lightning (9-17, 7-5 CACC) from Hockessin, Del. Jefferson shutout the Lightning in the nine-inning game one, 3-0, before falling in the seven-inning game two, 11-3.
FRIDAY GAME ONE – W, 3-0 – 9 innings
Jefferson used a couple of early runs to take down Goldey-Beacom on the road on Friday in game one.
Brandon Quaranta led off the third with a double to left center before scoring on a throwing error when Arturo Figueroa sacrifice bunted on the next play. With two outs in the inning and Figueroa on second, Ryan Gonzalez notched one of his two doubles on the day to bring home the second run, 2-0.
Gonzalez hit another two-out double in the seventh to score Chris Smith, 3-0.
Gunnar Hayes (W, 2-2) started the contest for the Rams and threw 5.0 innings to pick up the win as he struck out six with just two walks. Daniel Sabath pitched the following three innings, allowing two hits with two strikeouts. C.J. Kilgarriff (Sv, 1) recorded the save as he closed out the ninth in a 1-2-3 fashion. Sabath and Kilgarriff retired the last nine batters of the game in order.
In addition to Gonzalez, Richard Joa also produced a two-hit game with a bunt single in the fourth and a single through the right side in the sixth.
FRIDAY GAME TWO – L, 11-3 – 7 innings
In the seven-inning game, Goldey-Beacom scored three runs in the bottom of the first, five runs in the third and two runs in the fourth to take a commanding 10-0 lead.
Jefferson got two back in the fifth on a throwing error before an RBI groundout by Efrain Santiago scored the third and final run for the Rams in the seventh.
Five Jefferson pitchers threw in the loss.
With Saturday's games postponed, Jefferson Baseball returns to action on Monday, April 9 with a home doubleheader against USciences at 1 p.m. from Alumni Field on campus.