BRONX, N.Y. — A big four-run sixth inning cut their deficit in half, but the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) couldn't dig themselves out of a big hole dropping an 8-5 non-conference decision to Lehman College on Thursday afternoon.
Sophomore Kevin Reyes (Bronx, N.Y./AECI) drove in a pair of runs on a double and another on a sacrifice fly and sophomore Peter Terranova (Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian) had a strong outing in relief working three near-perfect innings.
- Final Score: Lehman 8, St. Joseph's 5
- Records: Lehman (8-12), St. Joseph's (2-17)
- Location: Bronx, N.Y. — South Field
How It Happened
- After the Bears stranded the bases loaded to open the game, Lehman responded with two in the bottom half of the inning assembling a two-out rally with David Rodriguez's double opening the scoring and a Bear miscue allowing another run.
- A four-hit frame in the third had the hosts tack on three and followed with two more on a Nataniel Toribio double in the fifth to build a 7-0 advantage.
- The Bears were held to three hits over the first five innings before erupting for five in the sixth to generate four runs. Back-to-back doubles by Michael Gonzalez (Brooklyn, N.Y./Midwood) and Kevin Reyes (Bronx, N.Y./AECI) got SJC on the board and RBI singles from J.J. McLaughlin (Elmont, N.Y./Sewanhaka) and Matthew Trudden (Broad Channel, N.Y/Christ The King) trimmed the deficit to three.
- The squads matched each other with solo runs in their next at bats, but the Bears couldn't get the bats going again to cut the deficit further.
For the Bears
- Kevin Reyes was the top run producer with three RBI in a 1-for-2 day with a double and sacrifice fly.
- Peter Terranova (Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian) worked a near perfect three innings in relief retiring 9-of-10 batters he faced, striking out two.
- Matthew Trudden was the lone Bear to knock multiple hits finishing 2-for-3 with a RBI.
- J.J. McLaughlin also drove in and scored a run in a 1-for-4 day at the dish.
- Anthony Palermo (Patchogue, N.Y./Sachem North) extended his hitting streak to seven games and scored twice.
Next Up for the Bears
- The Bears will resume Skyline Conference play hosting sibling rivals SJC Long Island in the first of two league twin-bills this weekend at Calvert Vaux Park. First pitch is set for 12 p.m. with live stats available on SJCBears.com.