Philadelphia Baseball
Swarthmore experienced a setback on Friday night, conceding to No. 7 Rowan with a score of 11-9. Despite a valiant effort in the ninth inning, where they rallied with six runs, the Garnet couldn't surmount the early lead secured by the Profs. 
 
Brad Johnston, Max Beadling, and Kaiden Rosenbaum showcased stellar performances at the plate, each delivering three-hit displays to spearhead the Garnet's offensive efforts. Additionally, Xavier Taylor contributed significantly, reaching base three times through a hit and a pair of walks. 
 
Andrew Moy's exceptional five-inning relief stint kept Swarthmore competitive, allowing only two unearned runs while striking out four batters. 
 
Meanwhile, in another engaging contesr, Eastern found themselves trailing 3-1 as they entered the bottom of the sixth inning in game two against the No. 25 York Spartans. However, a combined effort from sophomore first baseman Luke Meehan, first-year pitcher Dylan Labukas, and senior center fielder Connor Schilling propelled Eastern to a thrilling 4-3 comeback victory, clinching the conference series at The Yard on Friday afternoon. 
 
Meehan, a transfer from Arcadia, showcased his prowess at the plate, delivering a standout performance with two home runs in game two, including a crucial game-tying, two-run shot in Eastern's three-run sixth inning. 
 
Across the two games, Meehan amassed two home runs, three singles, and five runs batted in. 
 
Despite falling short in game one after battling back from deficits, Eastern displayed resilience, ultimately succumbing to a narrow 5-4 loss due to a decisive run scored by York in the eighth inning. 
 
Elsewhere, Immaculata made a strong start to their Atlantic East Conference campaign, sweeping a doubleheader from Marywood with a 6-1 win in the opener followed by a commanding 5-0 victory in the nightcap.
 
Jason Hughes secured the win in the first game, allowing only three hits and one earned run while striking out three. 
 
Stephen DiBattista continued the momentum in the second game, extending his flawless record to 4-0 for the season with seven innings of work, striking out four batters and conceding zero runs. 
 
Jack Norton and Alexander Singer sealed the shutout to cap off a dominant display for the Macs, who collectively amassed 21 hits across both games.
 
Other Scores
Arcadia 20, FDU-Florham 6
Clarks Summit 8, Rosemont 6
Gwynedd Mercy 3, Centenary 1
Keystone 5, Cairn 4
Stevenson 5, Widener 3
St. Mary's 6, Penn State-Abington 5
No. 25 Misericordia 5, Delaware Valley 0
 

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