Union, N.J. (3/22/19) – Haverford College used three early runs to stand up as they defeated the Kean University baseball team by the final of 4-2 on Friday afternoon in a rescheduled matchup.
Andrew Johnson (3-0) picked up the win after tossing five scoreless innings of two hit ball. He struck out three and walked one. Tom Phillips moved from the designated hitter role to the mound for the ninth and shut down Kean in order for his first save of the season.
The Fords (7-4) scored a single run in the first without the benefit of a hit. Leadoff batter Will Karp reached on a walk moved to second on a wild pitch and swiped third. A groundout from Luke Wallis plated the first run of the day.
Haverford added two more in the second, aided by three errors by the Cougars. Phillips reached on an error to lead off the inning and moved to second on a failed pickoff. He moved 90 feet away with a wild pitch and Zach Landry brought him home with a single through the drawn in infield. Ethan Lee-Tyson rounded out the scoring with an RBI single later in the inning.
The Fords added to their lead with a single run in the sixth as Nick Perez doubled down the line with one out, driving home Jared Turner.
It was Kean's (11-6) turn to take advantage of an error in the eighth as John Carello got aboard with a two out double. The inning was extended on a fielding error, allowing Derek Walker to reach, putting runners on the corners. Frank LoGiudice took advantage and tripled down the line, bringing them both home and erasing the shutout.
Offensively LoGiudice and Carello accounted for four of the Cougars' five hits. Lee-Tyson, Wallis and Landry each had two hits for the Fords.
Kean returns to action on Sunday when they faceoff against Keystone College at noon.