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Devils Offense Can't Hold Off Hawaii Pacific

Devils Offense Can't Hold Off Hawaii Pacific

Waipahu, Hawai'i - The offense stayed hot for the University of the Sciences baseball team in game three of the five-game series against the Sharks of Hawaii Pacific. The Devils collected 10 hits through the first nine-inning game, but it would not be enough to overtake the Sharks falling in the first game of the day 15-9. The second game saw just two hits through seven innings of play, dropping the second game of the day 6-1. The Sharks would post three runs early in the second inning during game two, holding the Devils until the seventh inning to allow their first run across. USciences went for six extra-base hits during the doubleheader, with four coming in game one. 

Game One

  • Ryan Scholey brought in the Devils first in in the top of the first, scoring Adam Reed with a sacrifice fly to center field.
  • Matt Miniconzi's double to right field brought Pat Hiester home for the Devils second run in the third. 
  • Scoring five runs in the fifth, Justin Skinner would continue his hit streak with a single to right, scoring Nick Amicon.
  • Back-to-back-to-back Devil's doubles, this time by Reed would bring around Christian DeLuca, sending Skinner to third. Followed by a Mike Pollastrelli double to center, scoring Reed and Skinner. 
  • Hiester would cap off the scoring charge in the fifth with his double to left field, bringing around Pollastrelli to give the Devils a 7-3 lead after five innings. 
  • The Sharks would chip away at the Devils lead, adding 12 runs over the final four innings.
  • UScineces would plate one run in the sixth and one run in the ninth. 

Game Two

  • Hiester picked up his second hit in as many games with a RBI double down the leftfield line, scoring Dan Mersman in the seventh inning. 
  • Frank D'Allesandro earned the Devils first hit of the day, doubling to left field in the top of the third. 
  • Making one final push in the seventh inning the Devils left three runners on to close out the second series. 

From The Mound

  • Eric Stratoti made the start in game one, tossing 4 1/3, allowing five hits with three earned runs against 24 batters faced. 
  • Chris Kelly made his first appearance in the maroon and white, getting the loss in game one, facing eight batters with four earned runs on two hits.
  • Dylan Mengel took the bump for the first time in over a year, tossing 2 1/3 with 14 batters faced and three earned runs on five hits.
  • Wade Gilpin made his first appearance for the Devils not allowing an earned run in the first game, coming in for game two throwing the final 1 2/3 with a hit and an earned run. 
  • Chris Geraci toed the bump for the start of game two, facing 22 Hawaii Pacific hitters, allowing three earned runs on three hits with six strikeouts. 

Up Next

  • The Devils close out the series against the Sharks on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 5 PM.