LYNDHURST, N.J. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) baseball team (10-21, 8-8 CACC) split a road conference doubleheader at Felician (18-16, 12-4 CACC) on Friday. The Golden Falcons won a pitcher's duel, 1-0 in the opener and the Rams came back to take game two, 10-4 in six innings. The second contest was shortened due to rain and field conditions.
GAME ONE – L, 1-0 (9 inn.)
The two teams combined for 10 hits in the opening game. Both squads had multiple opportunities to score throughout the contest with several runners advancing to scoring position. Felician broke through in the eighth for the game's only run, recording a two-out RBI single. Jefferson was retired in order in the ninth.
Sophomore Daniel Sabath suffered the tough-luck loss for the Rams, tossing 7.2 innings and allowing just the one run on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.
GAME TWO – W, 10-4 (6 inn.)
The Golden Falcons began the scoring in the first with a sacrifice fly. They increased the lead to 3-0 in the second via a pair of RBI base hits.
The Rams exploded for nine runs in the top of the sixth to take a 10-4 advantage. Sophomore Cole Kriger was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, senior Andres Valbuena knocked in a run, two runs scored on an error and a passed ball, junior Robert Wood hit a two-run single, sophomore Efrain Santiago drove in a run with a base hit and sophomore Timothy Lubrano smacked a two-run double down the left-field line.
The Golden Falcons loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth but did not score and the contest was ended early due to weather and field conditions.
The Rams play host to Dominican (N.Y.) on Saturday, April 6 at 12 p.m.