All four of the runs in the game scored with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning
All of the runs scored in the game came in the last two innings
Sciacca has three hits and two runs batted, raises average to .326
Wildcats had 12 hits in the game, led on two different occasions
Villanova will meet Delaware on Tuesday, April 16 at Citizens Bank Park
Villanova defeated La Salle, 5-3, on March 26 in a game that was part of the Liberty Bell Classic.
On Meurer: Had a big impact in his first season on the team and should continue to make progress during the coming season ... Pitches with terrific control and movement to keep hitters off balance ... Versatile pitcher who appeared in the late innings out of the bullpen but who has a deep enough repertoire to handle a starting role if the need arises.
2012: Named to the Philadelphia Big Five Academic Team ... Ranked second on the team with 19 appearances, all out of the bullpen ... Went 3-2 with two saves and a 4.11 ERA, tying for third on the team in victories and ranking second in saves ... Pitched 35.0 innings and allowed 35 hits for a .257 opponent batting average ... Yielded 20 runs (16 earned) while walking just seven and striking out 27 ... Pitched two innings or more in nine of his relief appearances, including six games where he logged at least three innings ... Did not allow a run in 10 of his outings and surrendered just one earned run on five other occasions ... Registered victories in three consecutive appearances from April 11-21, during which he allowed just one earned run on six hits in 7 2/3 innings ... That was part of a larger six-game stretch in which he went 3-0 with one save and a 0.73 ERA spanning 12 1/3 innings ... Earned his first victory of the season with two scoreless innings at Lafayette ... Had a season-high four strikeouts in back-to-back appearances against Chicago State and Miami (Ohio); BIG EAST: Led the pitching staff with 11 appearances against conference foes ... Recorded a 2-2 record with two saves and a 5.23 ERA in 20 2/3 innings pitched ... Allowed 21 hits and 14 runs (12 earned) with just three walks and 13 strikeouts ... Opponents hit .263 against him ... Allowed no earned runs in 1 1/3 innings to pick up a win against Georgetown ... Yielded just two hits and a run over 4 1/3 innings to pick up a win over Seton Hall ... Pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings with two hits allowed and three strikeouts to save a 3-2 win at USF ... Also went three innings for a save against Cincinnati.
Texarkana College: Pitched his freshman season for the Bulldogs, who were a member of the NJCAA Division I.
Cinco Ranch High School: Received three varsity letters in baseball and also played football as a quarterback ... Earned first team all-district honors as a senior in 2010 and was a second team all-district selection as a junior ... Named to the academic all-state team as a senior and also was named on his school's Principal's List for his academic performance.
Personal: Born 5/22/92 in Katy, Texas ... Second of three children of Chuck and Barbara Meurer ... Has an older sister, Emily (21) and a younger brother, Kyle (15) ... Has a relative, Dennis Herold, who pitched collegiate baseball for Navarro Junior College and Southwest Texas ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.