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Sabatino Provides Quality Start for Baseball at Wilmington

Credit: David Broytman
Credit: David Broytman

NEW CASTLE, Del. – The University of the Sciences baseball team could not get the offense going on Wednesday, dropping a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader, 7-0 and 6-0, to Wilmington at Wilson Field.  

John Michael Sabatino pitched spectacularly in game one, putting together a quality start of a career-long seven innings in which he surrendered just one earned run. The freshman scattered seven hits and struck out six, against just two walks. It was the second straight outing in which he went at least five frames and allowed just one earned run. 

His only blemish was a fifth inning sacrifice fly that doubled the lead, after Wilmington had gone ahead with an unearned run in the third. The Wildcats added unearned runs in the sixth and seventh, before closing out the scoring with three runs in the eighth. 

Collin Fabio reached base three times with one hit and two walks. Nick Amicon had USciences' other hit, and he also added a hit and a base on balls in game two.  

Wilmington wasted little time in taking the lead in the nightcap thanks to a leadoff home run. The Wildcats also scored once in the second and two unearned runs in the third, before closing out the scoring with two runs in the sixth.

Those two unearned runs were the only damage given up by Mack Gill, who came on to throw three innings after starter Hiro Mizutani struck out four in the first two.

Gill gave up just three hits and did not issue a walk, while also striking out two. 

Adam Reed reached base in all three of his plate appearances with two hits and a walk, while Jordan Stennett also had a hit.  

University of the Sciences hosts Jefferson for a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Friday.