Wildcats Edged by Creighton, 4-2, in Second Game of Series
In a game that had runs scored only in the fifth inning, Villanova (22-27, 7-10 BIG EAST) came up on the short end of a 4-2 decision against Creighton (29-17, 12-4 BIG EAST) in the second game of a three-game series on Friday evening. Neither team could gain much traction offensively except for the busy fifth inning.
Wildcats and Creighton Schedule Doubleheader For Friday Afternoon and Evening
With only two days left on the regular season calendar and the looming threat of severe weather, Villanova and Creighton have agreed to play a doubleheader starting at 2:30 p.m. Central time on Friday afternoon.
Wildcats Fall Behind Early, Lose Series Opener to Creighton by 13-5 Final
A four-run bottom of the first inning sank Villanova (22-26, 7-9 BIG EAST) into an early hole and the Wildcats never fully caught up despite consecutive rallies in the third and fourth innings. Creighton (28-17, 11-4 BIG EAST) eventually put the game away with five unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth and went on to a 13-5 victory at TD Ameritrade Park on Thursday afternoon. The contest, which was delayed more than 90 minutes at the start due to rain, was the opener of this week's three-game series to end the regular season.
Wildcats Open Three-Game Series at Creighton on Thursday Afternoon
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A new location and a relatively unfamiliar opponent awaits Villanova (22-25, 7-8 BIG EAST) in the final series of the regular season, as the Wildcats travel to Creighton (27-17, 10-4 BIG EAST) for a three-game set at TD Ameritrade Park. The team arrived in Omaha on Wednesday evening and is set to play the series opener today at 12:30 p.m. Central time. Friday's game gets underway at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday's contest is slated for 1 p.m.
Jewitt Goes Deep in 10th Inning as Wildcats Outlast Saint Joseph’s, 6-5
Junior third baseman Kevin Jewitt (West Chester, Pa.) hit a two-run home run in the top of the 10th inning and Villanova (22-25) hung on in the bottom of the inning for a 6-5 win over Saint Joseph’s (20-26) at Smithson Field on Tuesday afternoon. Jewitt’s blast to left field for his fourth homer of the season with nobody out in the 10th accounted for the difference in the back-and-forth contest and the Wildcats closed out their midweek game schedule with a 6-1 record this year against other Big Five teams.
Baseball Takes Series From Seton Hall on Comeback Win, 12-10
The Villanova baseball team (21-25, 7-8 BIG EAST) won the series and completed a seven-run comeback in the final innings of the weekend series finale against Seton Hall (22-22, 7-8 BIG EAST) on Saturday afternoon, 12-10. The Wildcats used a six-run sixth and a three-run seventh to erase a seven-run deficit in the second game of a doubleheader.
Baseball Drops Game One of Saturday Doubleheader, 3-2
The Villanova baseball (20-25, 6-8 BIG EAST) dropped game one of Saturday's doubleheader to Seton Hall (22-21, 7-7 BIG EAST) by the final of 3-2. The loss evened the series up at one apiece after the Wildcats won the Friday matchup. Villanova honored seniors Josh Harris, B.J. Bochicchio, Jeff Courter and senior team manager Stuart Younger before the start of the game.
Baseball Wins Friday Matchup Over Seton Hall, 7-5
The Villanova baseball team (20-24, 6-7 BIG EAST) won the first game of the series on Friday from the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth by a 7-5 final over Seton Hall (21-21, 6-7 BIG EAST). The teams will conclude the three-game series tomorrow with a doubleheader. Game one on Saturday will begin at 12:30 p.m. The Wildcats will honor its four seniors before the start at 12:20 p.m.