Brandywine Drops Road Matchups At Cabrini
RADNOR, Pa. -- The Penn State Brandywine baseball team was swept in a road doubleheader at Cabrini University, falling by scores of 11-5 and 10-2 on Sunday afternoon.
Brandywine outhit Cabrini 9-8 in game one, but was hurt by nine walks issued by a trio of pitchers.
Matt Masi's (West Chester, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) solo home run in the first inning gave the Lions a 1-0 lead, but the Cavaliers answered with seven runs during the bottom of the frame, taking advantage of four free passes, along with four hits, two of which were run-scoring doubles.
Facing an 8-1 deficit entering the fifth inning, Brandywine got four runs back. Joey Buoni (Chester Heights, Pa./Salesianum) doubled with one out to start the rally and came around to score on a single by Tommy Crumlish (Upper Darby, Pa./Monsignor Bonner). After Masi worked a work, Brian Reynolds (Newtown Square, Pa./Marple Newtown) delivered an RBI double, plating Crumlish. Brett Sheeran (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) and Will Scott-Norris (Wilmington, Del./Mt. Pleasant) both added run-scoring singles to bring the score to 8-5.
However, the Lions would not get any closer. Cabrini added three insurance runs during the sixth inning to provide the final margin.
Buoni, Sheeran and Scott-Norris all produced two-hit games for the Lions, while Masi scored a pair of runs. Chris Edwards (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) took the loss after surrendering seven earned runs in two-thirds of an inning. Tyler Michaels (Aston, Pa./Sun Valley) struck out six over 4.1 innings in relief of Edwards.
Brandywine fell into an 8-0 hole after one inning of game two and was unable to mount a comeback.
The Lions were limited to four hits during the nightcap, one of which was Masi's second solo long ball of the day during the fourth inning, his fourth of the season. Chris Skahill's (Media, Pa./Penncrest) third-inning RBI single accounted for the Lions' additional run.
Bradley Ulmer (Newark, Del./St. George's Tech) suffered the loss as he yielded 10 runs (nine earned) in four innings on the mound. Kevin Sessa (Broomall, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) pitched two no-hit innings in relief, fanning three.
Brandywine (4-10) opens conference play at Maple Zone on Thursday night when the Lions host Penn State Schuylkill for a doubleheader beginning at 4:30 pm.