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Jason Neff's three-run homer highlighted his two-hit performance, propelling Villanova to a 7-2 victory over Pepperdine on Friday in Malibu, CA. 
Adding to the offensive barrage, Scott Shaw and Jack O'Reilly smashed consecutive home runs in the ninth inning to secure insurance runs. Shaw's stellar day included a 3-for-5 hitting display along with a stolen base. 
Pitcher Rian Schwede's six-inning effort paved the way for the win, allowing just two runs on six hits while striking out five and issuing only one walk. 
With the win the Wildcats improved their record to 3-9 for the season. 
The two teams will clash again on Saturday as they continue their weekend series. 
Elsewhere, Saint Joseph's (5-6) pushed across three runs in the top of the ninth but could not complete the comeback, falling to UNC Wilmington, 6-5, at Brooks Field on Friday night. 
Will McCausland was solid on the bump for the Hawks despite a no decision, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out 10 and not walking a batter in six innings. 
The Hawks managed to collected just four hits on the afternoon. 
In other action 
Penn (3-7) carried a four-run lead into the fifth inning on the road, but surrendered a seven-spot allowing the College of Charleston to cruise to an 11-5 win on Friday. Connor Chavez went 3-for-5 at the dish, while Nick Spaventa (2-for-4) and Jarrett Pokrovsky (2-for-5) each tallied a pair of hits. Ryan Dromboski failed to get through the fifth, allowing six runs over 4 1/3 innings. The reiging Ivy League Pitcher of the Year has struggled mightly though three starts, posting a 14.81 ERA to go along with a 2.72 WHIP.

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