PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — The St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) baseball team (10-10-1, 3-7 Skyline) battled the College of Mount Saint Vincent (11-10, 6-4 Skyline) in a Skyline Conference doubleheader at the SJC Outdoor Field Complex on Saturday, dropping both games as CMSV outhit the Bears 26-10 on the day.
How It Happened (Game 1): Mount Saint Vincent 15, St. Joseph's 5
SJC Starters: Schwartz (SS), Langan (RF), Palermo (3B), Ryan (C), Reyes (LF), DeLuca, (1B), Trudden (2B), Lombardi (DH), Zinser (CF); Watters (P)
A hit batsman and walk set up first and second for the Dolphins and Pedro Fortoso followed with an RBI single to center giving his team the first run of the game in the top of the second.
SJC answered in the bottom half as a Will DeLuca (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream Central) double, paired with two CMSV errors and RBI knocks from Adam Schwartz (Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner) and Anthony Palermo (Patchogue, N.Y./Sachem North), led to a 5-1 advantage after two.
Four singles and a dropped fly ball gave the Dolphins three runs in their half of the third to immediately cut the deficit to one (5-4). Anthony Nocero singled home Matt DiNorcia to tie it at five in the fourth and Nick Saranczak stroked an RBI double in inning six for CMSV's first lead of the game, 6-5, entering the seventh.
The Dolphins went off for nine runs across the last two innings while holding the Bears scoreless to secure the victory behind four-straight singles in the ninth along with an error and two hit batters. Mount Saint Vincent entered the twin-bill at sixth in the league, the Bears at seventh, and CMSV moved to fifth with the sweep.
How It Happened (Game 2): Mount Saint Vincent 2, St. Joseph's 0
SJC Starters: Schwartz (SS), Palermo (3B), Ryan (DH), DeLuca (1B), Reyes (LF), Langan (RF), Trudden (2B), Zinser (CF), Caputo (C); Bunnicelli (P)
C.J. Bunnicelli (Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell) and Peter Sanderson were locked in a pitcher's duel for the first three innings as the game remained scoreless heading into the fourth.
Michael Grisanti launched a solo homer in the top of inning four for the first run of the game and Mount Saint Vincent tacked on the only other tally of the contest with three hits in the sixth in a low scoring affair.
The Bears only mustered three hits on the game as Sanderson went the distance and earned the shutout. Bunnicelli had a quality start as well, going seven full innings allowing just two runs on six hits with four walks and eights strikeouts.
For the Bears
- Schwartz had a hit in both games with an RBI, a double, and a stolen base.
- Palermo drove in two RBI in game one and stole a base in game two while Matthew Trudden (Broad Channel, N.Y./Christ the King) went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the first outing.
- Andrew Watters (Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian) pitched six frames in the opener striking out eight giving up four earned runs on 12 hits.
Next Up for the Bears
Another Skyline set tomorrow (Mar. 7) on the road at Farmingdale State. First pitch is set for noon and a link to live stats will be available at SJCBears.com.