Baseball drops first game in MAC Commonwealth Championships

Brad Sawyer (photo by Thomas Chatfield)
Brad Sawyer (photo by Thomas Chatfield)

YORK, Pa. - Hood College scored three runs in the first inning but Widener found its offense late and defeated the Blazers 11-3 in game one of the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Baseball Championships at PeoplesBank Park. 

With the loss, Hood plays in an elimination game on Friday, May 3 at 3 p.m. 

Inside the Box Score

How it Happened

  • The Blazers scored all three of their runs in the first inning. Nathan Kessler led off the inning with a double, followed by a Sawyer single. Beck drove in both runners with a double for a two-run lead. Beck advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a base-hit by Jordan Patterson
  • Luscombe retired 12 of the 14 batters he faced in the second through fifth innings before running into trouble in the sixth. 
  • A two-run double by Stephen DeBellis and a two-run single by Brandon Reis in the sixth gave the Pride the lead. Reis scored before the inning was over for a two-run lead. Widener pulled away with a total of six runs over the next three innings. 


  • Nick D'Allesandro and Greg Elfreth had three hits apiece for Widener. 
  • Reis had two hits and knocked in three. DeBellis drove in three runs. 
  • Kade Jones got the win with three runs allowed over 7.1 innngs, striking out five. 

Up Next

Hood faces the loser of the Arcadia/Alvernia game on May 3 at 3 p.m.

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