Rams fall to East Stroudsburg, 22-7

Team Huddle
Team Huddle

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – The Philadelphia University baseball team was defeated by East Stroudsburg in the back-end of a non-conference home-and-home series, 22-7, Thursday afternoon on Mitterling Field.

Right fielder Evan High led the Philadelphia (6-21) offense with two of the team's six hits. Shortstop Hunter Greenwood, starting left fielder and reserve left fielder Joe Thayres, and third baseman C.J. Wallowitch had the others.

East Stroudsburg (18-7) had four hits each from first baseman Brian Ernst and second baseman Jayson Rathjens.

The Rams took advantage of a Warrior error to plate three runs in the top of the first. The error came with two outs when right fielder Eric Boyer misplayed a ball hit by Rams' catcher TJ Burgmann and cleared the bases. Right fielder Ryan Shellock, center fielder Rick Reigner and McCormick all scored.

East Stroudsburg came back in a big way, plating 10 runs in the bottom half of the frame.

Philadelphia got two runs back in the second inning with a RBI groundout by Greenwood and a sacrifice fly by McCormick.

A High two-out single in the eighth plated Greenwood and Wallowitch to make the score 20-7.

East Stroudsburg tacked on two runs in the second, eight in the fifth and two more in the eighth.

Jabin Weaver earned the victory after tossing 3.1 innings of scoreless relief and striking out four. Starting pitcher Kurtis Roberts went 1.2 innings, allowing five runs (two earned), on one hit and walked three.

Philadelphia starter Jeff Bohus suffered the loss after surrendering 10 runs (one earned) in two-thirds of an inning.

The Rams will look to get back on-track with a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference doubleheader against Caldwell Saturday, March 31 on Alumni Field at noon.