Villanova and Saint Joseph's each claim wins on Saturday

Gordon Graceffo and Villanova won again on Saturday
Gordon Graceffo surrendered one run over 7 2/3 innings and Pat O'Neill contributed a pair of hits to lift Villanova to a 4-1 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon. Jeff Manto hit a solo shot in the third in the winning effort. Tyler Arella tossed a scoreless 1 1/3 innings to pick up his first save of the season.

In Other Action
Saint Joseph's 12, North Carolina Central 7
Nate Thomas finished 3-for-4 with a pair of walks and four RBIs in the winning effort. Jake Artz and Luke Zimmerman each chipped in with two hits each. Mike Falco picked up the win in relief, tossing 2 1/3 scoreless innings while collecting three strikeouts.

Sacred Heart 10, La Salle 9
The Explorers surrendered eight runs in the eighth frame to drop their second straight contest. Elijah Dickerson finished 3-for-4 in the loss, hitting his second homer of the season while driving in a pair of runs. Explorers starter Gabe Rappa tossed six solid innings, surrendering two runs on seven hits. He struck out six.

Kennesaw State 8, Penn 1
Peter Matt picked up a pair of hits in the loss. Mitchell Holcomb was roughed up for five runs over five innings, surrendering six hits while walking three.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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