Arcadia baseball
Arcadia dropped two to Misericordia on Sunday. | Photo: Arcadia Athletics
No. 23 Arcadia experienced a tough outing in its Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom (MAC Freedom) doubleheader against Misericordia, falling in both games with final scores of 12-4 and 10-6 on Sunday afternoon. 
 
Arcadia initiated the scoring in the first game with two runs, courtesy of a single from Tommy Ajjan that brought home Emilio Pallante, followed by Anthony Bruno's sacrifice fly to bring in Ajjan. 
 
However, Misericordia quickly turned the tide, scoring 12 consecutive runs to surge ahead 12-2. Ajjan managed to narrow the deficit with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning, scoring Pallante, while Matthew Sot added a homer in the sixth. 
 
In the nightcap, the Knights struck early, scoring three runs in the fourth inning. Justin Massielo's double brought home Sot, followed by a Griffith single that scored Massielo, and a double from Griffin Murphy that plated Griffith. 
 
Despite Arcadia's efforts, Misericordia responded strongly, crossing the plate eight times in the fourth and fifth innings to establish an 8-3 lead. Griffith managed to cut the deficit to 8-4 in the sixth inning with a groundout that scored Kevin Wheeler. 
 
As Misericordia extended its lead to 10-4, Wheeler delivered a two-run single to bring home Eli Savitt and Matt Donchez, concluding the scoring for Arcadia in the second game.
 
The Knights (9-7)return to action on Friday when they host FDU-Florham for a 3:30 p.m. MAC Freedom game at Skip Wilson Field.   
 
In Other Action
In an explosive offensive showcase, Penn State Abington unleashed their power, slamming four home runs, including a pair by freshman standout Donato Incollingo, in a thrilling 18-12 victory over Penn State Berks in United East Conference (UEC) action on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Alverthorpe Park. 
 
With this win, Abington secured the season series, triumphing two games to one. 

Abington found themselves trailing 9-2 as they entered the bottom of the second inning, but they swiftly turned the game around with an explosive nine-run surge, propelling them to an 11-9 lead by inning's end. Senior Eric Rollins ignited the rally by driving in the first run of the inning with a double down the right field line, scoring junior Jake Fallers. Moments later, with the bases loaded, Rollins delivered a game-changing grand slam, launching the ball over the right field fence, marking his fifth RBI of the inning and giving the Nittany Lions an 11-9 lead. 

Incollingo also played a pivotal role in the comeback, smashing his second home run of the game earlier in the inning to trim the deficit to 9-7. Abington extended their lead to four runs in the bottom of the third inning, with senior Montana Milward unleashing a two-run homer over the left-center field fence, marking his first home run of the season. 
 
The offensive onslaught continued in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Abington tacked on four more runs. Junior Josh Henderson, in just his second official career at-bat, cleared the bases with a three-run triple to right-center field, before scoring on a sacrifice fly by senior Sean Doherty, extending the lead to 17-10. 
 
Despite a late surge from Berks, who scored single runs in the seventh and eighth innings to narrow the gap to 17-12, Abington remained resilient. They added one more insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning, with freshman Dominic Hoguet driving in the team's final run with a base hit to center field. 
 
Incollingo shone brightly, finishing the game 2-for-5 with two runs and a season-high five RBIs, following his first career multi-home run game. Hoguet also delivered an outstanding performance, going a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with two runs and one RBI, in addition to reaching base via a walk. 
 
Freshman James Torpey earned his first career victory on the mound, pitching five innings of relief while striking out a season-high seven batters and allowing just two runs.

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