Villanova baseball
Villanova broke free from a five-game losing streak last Sunday, dominating Davidson with a commanding 13-2 victory to close out the series. 
 
Scott Shaw ignited the offense with a powerful two-run homer in the seventh inning, while Jack O'Reilly showcased his prowess going 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Trent Toole delivered a standout performance, driving in three crucial runs, while John Whooley, AJ Hansen, and Shane Solari contributed with two RBIs each to secure the win. 
 
On the mound, Cade Udell provided solid relief, pitching three innings and tallying four strikeouts. 
 
Looking ahead, the Wildcats are set for a challenging seven-game road trip in California, commencing with a three-game series against Loyola Marymount starting this Friday. The journey will also feature a mid-week matchup against University of California Santa Barbara before concluding with a weekend series against Pepperdine. 
 
In other local Division I action, USC Upstate displayed offensive dominance against Saint Joseph's, clinching a resounding 21-5 victory. Despite the loss, Ryan Weingartner showcased his hitting prowess for SJU, finishing 2-for-4 with a homer. The Hawks, now on a two-game skid, aim to rebound as they host Rutgers at Smithson Field on Tuesday. 
 
Meanwhile, Penn fell short in the series finale against Abilene Christian, succumbing to a 9-3 defeat. Nick Spaventa led the offensive charge for the Quakers, going 3-for-4 at the plate and notching his inaugural collegiate home run in the second inning. Unfortunately, Wyatt Henseler's 18-game hitting streak dating back to last season came to an end as he went 0-for-4. Penn looks to regroup as they prepare for a weekend series against USC Upstate starting Friday.

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