PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) baseball team (16-25, 13-14 CACC) dropped a 13-inning, four-plus hour conference affair to the Goldey-Beacom Lightning on Friday afternoon as the Rams hosted Senior Day at Alumni Field on campus.
FRIDAY GAME ONE – L, 6-5 (13)
Goldey-Beacom scored four runs in the third inning to take the early lead before the Rams responded to tie the game with runs in the fourth and fifth.
Matt McGee hit a two-run homer in the fourth to cut the Rams' deficit in half. With the bases loaded in the fifth, Ryan Gonzalez was hit by a pitch before Chase Fike drew a walk to even the score at 4-4.
A solo home run by the Lightning in the top of the eighth put them back up by one, 5-4.
With one out, Fike singled in the bottom half to the inning. After a second strikeout, Andres Valbuena singled to put two on for Richard Joa with two outs. A wild pitch put the Jefferson runners in scoring position for Joa. With a 1-2 count, Joa foul tipped a pitch that was trapped by the catcher. Joa was called out on the play before the umpires came together to reverse the call, giving the Rams another chance with two outs and two on, trailing by one, 5-4.
Joa delivered with an RBI single to bring home Fike, 5-5.
Neither team could score a run over the next four innings as the squads went to the 13th. A slow chopper over the mound and Quaranta's head scored a run for Goldey-Beacom as they took a 6-5 edge, the final lead change of the day as they held on for the win. Quaranta pitched the final 3.2 innings on the day for Jefferson.
Quick Hits G1
Richard Joa: 3-for-7, double, run, RBI
Brandon Quaranta: 2-for-5, run, 2 walks
Timothy Brodhag: 2-for-7, double
Chase Fike: 1-for-2, 2 runs, RBI
Matt McGee: 1-for-5, run, 2 RBI
Gunnar Hayes (ND): 6.0 IP, 5 K, 4 ER
FRIDAY GAME TWO – POSTPONED
The two teams agreed to postpone the seven-inning game two due to impending darkness.
Jefferson Baseball travels to Post in Waterbury, Conn. on Saturday for a noon doubleheader before returning home to host Bloomfield at 11 a.m. in a doubleheader from Alumni Field.