Playoff Run Ends in Opening Round as PhilaU Defeats Baseball 2-1

Playoff Run Ends in Opening Round as PhilaU Defeats Baseball 2-1

Philadelphia, PA - The men's baseball team was defeated in the opening round of the CACC tournament by Philadelphia University yesterday afternoon by a score of 2-1.

The Warriors would be the first to get on the board after 5 scoreless innings, taking a 1-0 advantage when John Kennedy scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Phil Erwin.  

Philadelphia would score their only runs of the contest on a 2-out fly ball that sailed over the short porch in left field to give them a 2-1 advantage.  The Rams would keep the Warriors off the bases in the final 3 frames as they advanced to the CACC semi-finals.

Erik Bussey would cap his collegiate career by turning in yet another quality start, tossing 7.1 innings and scattering 4 hits.  Ryan Kahl would also tally two hits in the losing effort.

"I'm proud of how this team stuck together after a really tough start.  They rallied from a 3-15 record to a team that made the conference tournament," states Head Coach Matt Cornacchione.  "The credit goes to our senior class.  Our success this season has everything to do with the caliber of people our 6 seniors are.  Their contributions have changed our program over the past 5 years and their influence will continued to be felt for years to come."

The Warriors finished 2016 with a 10-10 conference record and came into the tournament as the #5 seed.