Arcadia Baseball
Arcadia managed to fend off a late comeback on Saturday. | Photo: Arcadia Athletics
In an exhilarating start to Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom (MAC Freedom) play, No. 23 Arcadia clinched a nail-biting 11-10 victory against No. 17 Misericordia at Skip Wilson Field on Saturday afternoon. 
 
Despite a late surge from the Cougars, who tallied four runs in the top of the ninth, Arcadia managed to hold onto their lead and secure the win. 
 
Arcadia faced a 6-3 deficit entering the sixth inning, but rallied spectacularly with a five-run burst, followed by an additional three runs in the seventh. 
 
Although Misericordia narrowed the gap to just one run with a four-run effort in the final frame, reliever Jack Dovido stepped up to stop their momentum and preserve Arcadia's lead. 
 
Key contributions came from Anthony Bruno, whose three-run homer was a highlight for the Knights (9-5), while Matthew Sot and Emilio Pallante each notched three hits in the triumphant effort. 
 
The excitement continues as the two teams gear up for a doubleheader on Sunday at Misericordia.
 
In Other Action
Swarthmore delivered an electrifying performance, clinching a thrilling 11-10 victory over Immaculata University on a vibrant Saturday morning in Immaculata, Pa. 
 
Maintaining a narrow 4-3 lead after eight innings, Swarthmore surged ahead with six crucial insurance runs in the ninth. However, the Mighty Macs staged a remarkable comeback, matching Swarthmore's scoring output with seven runs of their own in the bottom half, forcing the game into extra innings. 
 
In the tense 10th inning, Aidan Sullivan emerged as a hero for the Garnet, delivering a decisive RBI single to reclaim the lead. Alexander Rimerman sealed the deal with a flawless scoreless frame, securing the hard-fought win. Sullivan proved to be a formidable presence at the plate for Swarthmore, reaching base four times and showcasing his prowess with a stellar 3-for-5 performance, including a triple and a walk. Max Roffwarg and Noam AuYeung also contributed with a pair of RBI each, bolstering Swarthmore's offensive onslaught. 
 
Immaculata refused to surrender quietly in the bottom of the ninth, mounting a relentless offensive surge. With one out, Josh Crowding and Ryan Struble drew walks, setting the stage for a dramatic sequence of events. Despite Swarthmore securing the second out, Immaculata rallied, loading the bases with Nick Turnage's single to right field. Jay Lawrence then delivered a pivotal hit to score Crowding, reigniting the Mighty Macs' hopes. Sal Serici's timely single brought home Struble and Turnage, while Joey Sacco's walk loaded the bases once again. Shawn Haut capitalized with a clutch double to left field, driving in Serici and Joey Mazzone, who pinch ran for Lawrence. Joey Wright's single to right field sealed the dramatic comeback, knotting the score at 10-10. 
 
Notably, all seven runs in the inning were scored with two outs, highlighting Immaculata's resilience. 
 
With this hard-earned victory, the Garnet (10-5) will return home, poised to face off against No. 17 Misericordia University on Tuesday. The Mighty Macs (9-6) will visit Lebanon Valley on Tuesday.
 
Other Scores
DeSales 4, Delaware Valley 1
DeSales 25, Delaware Valley 20
Haverford 8, Merchant Marine 3
Keystone 9, Gwynedd Mercy 4
Cairn 4, Valley Forge 3
Cairn 22, Valley Forge 8
Moravian 4, Cabrini 3
Rosemont 13, Wilson 7
Wilson 13, Rosemont 8
Penn State-Berks 6, Penn State-Abington 4
Eastern 4, Widener 1
Widener 8, Eastern 6
Manhattanville 3, Neumann 1
Neumann 15, Manhattanville 9 

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