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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: 

The Phoenix got on the board in the 1st inning as freshman Nick Quinn (Odenton, Md., St. Mary’s)scored on a sacrifice fly by classmate Cole Rinehart (Boonsboro, Md., Boonsboro).

After a 1-2-3 inning defensively, the Phoenix offense erupted for 7 runs in the top of the 2nd inning.

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Freshman Joseph Cofer (Dumfries, Va., Forest Park) doubled to left field to bring home freshman Grant Astle (Port Deposit, Md., The John Carroll School) for a 2-0 lead.

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.

Up next:

Wilson hosts the University of Valley Forge for a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

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