Widener baseball
In a Thursday faceoff against Washington College, Widener trailed 1-0 through seven innings. However, they mounted a late-game surge, scoring six runs in the final two innings to claim their inaugural victory of the season with a final score of 6-2. 
Kevin Bukowski emerged as a pivotal figure, contributing two runs for the team, while Jack Balcer showcased his hitting prowess with two crucial hits, including a game-changing two-run homer in the ninth inning. Brendan Raven also made a notable impact with a two-run double. 
On the mound, Aidan O'Brien delivered a commendable performance, pitching four innings in relief and allowing just one unearned run on two hits while striking out nine opponents. 
This victory halted the Pride's three-game losing streak.
Elsewhere, Immaculata continued their winning streak this afternoon with a decisive 9-5 victory over Kean on the road. 
The Mighty Macs' freshman pitcher, Alex LePage, showcased his talent by delivering a strong performance on the mound. LePage earned the win after pitching six impressive innings, allowing just four hits and one run while striking out six opposing batters.
In addition to LePage's stellar pitching, Immaculata's offense came alive with notable contributions from several players. Ryan Struble's three-run homer in the seventh inning provided a significant boost, further solidifying the team's lead. Additionally, Joey Wright and Sal Serici also made their presence felt by each hitting a home run, contributing to Immaculata's offensive onslaught and securing the victory. 
In other local action, Eastern used a seven-run ninth inning to beat John Jay, 9-4, for the second time in as many days. Trailing 4-2, first-year third baseman Robert Del Buono ignited the rally with a game-tying two-run single to right field, and the Eagles tacked on five more runs. 
 Five pitchers - Kasey Baumgart, Joseph Juliano, Brennan Moloughney, Ethan Gwara, and Logan Culp - combined to give up just two earned runs and four walks while striking out seven in the win.

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