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Wildcats Lose Season Finale to Xavier, 9-0
In its final game of the 2016 season, Villanova (20-32, 5-13 BIG EAST) was held to five hits and dropped a 9-0 decision to Xavier (27-28, 14-4 BIG EAST) at Hayden Field on Saturday afternoon. Junior second baseman Todd Czinege (Overland Park, Kan.) reached base three times in the loss, going 1-for-2 with a single and two walks.
Offense Breaks Out in 15-10 Loss to Xavier on Friday Afternoon
After being shut out on just five hits in the series opener a day earlier, Villanova (20-31, 5-12 BIG EAST) scored 10 runs on 11 hits and eight walks but fell to Xavier (26-28, 13-4 BIG EAST) by a final score of 15-10 at Hayden Field on Friday afternoon. Senior first baseman Max Beermann (Tampa, Fla.) doubled, tripled and scored three runs for the Wildcats, who had all nine batters in the starting lineup reach base safely at least once.
Wildcats Fall 1-0 to Xavier on Lone Run in Bottom of Eighth Inning
Junior starting pitcher Hunter Schryver (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) made his final outing of the 2016 season one of his best in a head-to-head pitchers’ duel but Villanova (20-30, 5-11 BIG EAST) came out on the short end of a 1-0 decision in the opener of a three-game series versus Xavier (25-28, 12-4 BIG EAST) at Hayden Field on Thursday afternoon. The only run of the game scored on a soft flare to right-center field with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Max Beermann Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Senior first baseman Max Beermann (Tampa, Fla.) was named to the weekly BIG EAST Honor Roll for the second time this season in an announcement made by the conference office on Monday evening. Beermann had three consecutive multi-hit games and batted .571 (8-for-14) to help Villanova win two of three games in a road series at Georgetown last weekend.
Offense Keeps Rolling as Wildcats Down Georgetown, 10-5
Senior left fielder Adam Goss (Bellaire, Texas) hit a two-run double with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the second inning and senior third baseman Kevin Jewitt (West Chester, Pa.) followed with a two-run single during a six-run frame as Villanova (20-29, 5-10 BIG EAST) won the game and the series against Georgetown (25-29, 8-10 BIG EAST) with a 10-5 victory at Shirley Povich Field on Sunday afternoon.
Wildcats Come Up Short in Seesaw Game, Fall 10-8 to Georgetown
In a game that started over an hour late, lasted for nearly four hours and ended just before midnight, Villanova (19-29, 4-10 BIG EAST) came up just short of a ninth inning rally and fell by a final score of 10-8 to Georgetown (25-28, 8-9 BIG EAST) at Shirley Povich Field on Saturday night. Senior first baseman Max Beermann (Tampa, Fla.) hit his seventh home run of the season and had three hits for the Wildcats, while junior right fielder Donovan May (Newark, Del.) also had three hits to continue his recent hot streak.
Czinege Blast Powers Wildcats Over Georgetown, 6-1 in Series Opener
Junior second baseman Todd Czinege (Overland Park, Kan.) hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning and junior starting pitcher Hunter Schryver (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) produced his ninth quality start of the season as Villanova (19-28, 4-9 BIG EAST) opened a three-game series with a 6-1 win over Georgetown (24-28, 7-9 BIG EAST) at Shirley Povich Field on Friday night. A single run in the top of the first inning got the Wildcats started and the offense had 12 hits in the win.
Wildcats Head to Georgetown For Three-Game Series Against a Traditional Rival
Three games in a span of less than 48 hours await Villanova (18-28, 3-9 BIG EAST) this weekend as the Wildcats head to Georgetown (24-27, 7-8 BIG EAST) for their second conference road series of the season. Villanova is returning to BIG EAST action after having a bye week and playing NYIT at home last weekend.