Special to Franklin County Free Press
HOCKESSIN, DE – The Wilson College men’s baseball team earned a Colonial States Athletic Conference victory on the road Thursday against the University of Valley Forge.
How It Happened:
After a 1-2-3 inning defensively, the Phoenix offense erupted for 7 runs in the top of the 2nd inning.
Freshman Juan Rosario (Hollywood, Fla., Hollywood Hills) followed with a 2-RBI triple to right field that scored Cofer and freshman Eduardo Rosado III (Kissimmee, Fla., Gateway) for a 4-0 Phoenix advantage.
Quinn struck again, this time with an RBI single to center field that plated Rosario.
Later in the inning, the visitors scored a pair of runs on Patriot errors to make it 7-0. The final run came across as junior James Husar (Oxford, Conn., ) singled to center field to drive in Rinehart as the Phoenix pushed the lead to 8-0.
After the Patriots put their first run on the board in the 3rd inning, the Phoenix tacked on 2 more runs in the top of the 4th. Holz blasted a 2-run double to center field to score freshman Hunter Cheek (San Antonio, Texas, Smithson Valley) and Quinn for a 10-1 advantage.
In the bottom of the 6th, the Patriots cut the Phoenix lead in half to make the score 10-5.
Again the Phoenix had an answer and took advantage of a Patriots error to score two more runs to make it 12-5 in the 7th. The Phoenix bullpen only allowed two hits the rest of the way and the team picked up an important CSAC win by a final score of 12-5.
Inside the Box Score:
Rosario paced the offense going 4-for-6 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Quin went 3-for-6 with a pair of RBI and 2 runs scored while Cheek and Holz each tallied 2 hits. 6 Phoenix pitchers took to the hill to shut down the Patriots offense.
Wilson hosts the University of Valley Forge for a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.