BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Concordia College New York baseball team begins Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play on Wednesday, Mar. 20 against Bloomfield College in the first leg of a home-and-home North Division Series slatted for a 1 p.m. first pitch, with the second doubleheader date against the Bears set for Friday, Mar. 22. Following the four-game series, the Clippers trek to Jefferson University for a doubleheader on Saturday, Mar. 23 starting at 12 p.m.
Match Information: Bloomfield
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. (Game 1), 4:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Location: Bronxville, N.Y. | Clipper Baseball Field
Date: Friday, March 22, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. (Game 1), 4:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Location: Newark, N.J. | West Side Park
All-Time Series: Concordia leads 20-13
Last Time: Concordia, 9-4 (Mar. 6, 2019)
Media: Live Stats (Wednesday Game 1) | Live Stats (Wednesday Game 2) | Live Stats (Friday)
Match Information: Jefferson
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. (Game 1), 3:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Location: Philadelphia, Pa. | Alumni Field
All-Time Series: Concordia leads 33-17
Last Time: Concordia, 5-4 (Game 1) Jefferson 10-4 (Game 2) (April 21, 2018)
Media: Live Stats (Game 1) | Live Stats (Game 2)
About the Clippers
Concordia (5-10) begins league play after besting Molloy College 13-6 in the second contest of a doubleheader on Saturday, Mar. 16 after falling against the host Lions 17-10 in the opener.
The Clippers are hitting .288 (149-517) with a .395 slugging percentage off the strength of 26 doubles seven triples and five home runs while tallying 94 RBI and 73 walks with 30 stolen bases. Junior outfielder Joseph Impeduglia (Staten Island, N.Y.) ranks second in the league with 16 RBI and tied for second with three home runs while tying for third with 15 runs scored and seventh with nine walks. Freshman outfielder Matt Rinaldi (Eastchester, N.Y.) paces the offense with a .419 batting average on top of six stolen bases that matches sophomore outfielder Jake Partridge (Bardonia, N.Y.) for fifth within the CACC. Sophomore shortstop Blake Burgan (Holbrook, N.Y.) boasts a team-leading five doubles and two triples that ties for the most in the conference, with senior infielder Tyler Epple (Levittown, N.Y.) having 19 total hits that ties for fifth in the conference on top of a .365 batting average.
On the mound, Concordia sports a team ERA of 6.80 with 100 strikeouts and 60 walks in 127.0 innings. Freshman RHP Sean Malamud (Staten Island, N.Y.) logs a team-leading 19.2 innings, ninth-most in the conference, with a 3.66 ERA that places eighth in the league and team-best two victories that ties for third in the CACC. Junior righty Enrico Locascio (Staten Island, N.Y.) fans a team-leading 14 batters over a team-high four starts while junior RHP Jacob Bannon (Glendale, N.Y.) sports a team-low 2.89 ERA in 9.1 innings over five appearances and junior RHP Patrick Rivera (Elmont, N.Y) making a team-high seven appearances.
About the Bears
Bloomfield (0-16) enters its conference schedule after being swept by Queens College (N.Y.) in a four-game series on Saturday, Mar. 16 and Sunday, Mar. 17.
The Bears are hitting .212 (102-482) as a team with a .280 slugging percentage coming from 26 doubles, two triples and one home run while tallying 52 RBI and 68 walks. Darwin Tavarez leads BC with a .311 batting average, matching Elmy Antonio with three stolen bases, with Justin Sanchez boasts a team-high .462 slugging percentage off two doubles, a triple and home run. Khalid Legette scores a team-leading 10 runs with six RBI while Kendon Strachan hits a team-high five doubles.
On the mound, Bloomfield holds a team ERA of 9.44 with 90 strikeouts and 98 walks in 123.0 innings. Anthony Maldonado logs a team-leading 16.0 innings over five appearances, striking out a team-high 11 batters with a 5.06 ERA. Patrick Haas makes a team-high eight appearances, with Wilfrido Valenzuela sporting a 3.60 ERA in 10.0 innings.
About the Rams
Jefferson (2-12) faces Goldey-Beacom College in a home-and-home South Division Series prior to hosting Concordia, beginning CACC action after splitting a four-game series at Salem International.
The Rams are hitting .244 (108-442) as a team heading into the week with a .380 slugging percentage coming from 24 doubles, three triples and 10 home runs while tallying 66 RBI and 54 walks. Timonthy Brodhag paces the Rams with a .412 batting average, adding five doubles, a triple and three homes for a .725 slugging percentage on top of a team-leading 15 RI and 11 runs scored that matches Arturo Figueroa. Figueroa leads Jefferson with seven walks, six doubles and five stolen bases.
On the mound, Jefferson holds a team ERA of 9.08 with 113 strikeouts and 71 walks in 107.0 innings. Patrick Hohlfeld logs a team-high 16.0 innings, with Daniel Sabath recording a team-leading 19 strikeouts with one victory. Jack Galligan holds the Rams' other victory, sporting a 5.73 ERA in 11.0 innings while Andrew Dark and Brandon Smith both make nine appearances.
The baseball team begins its home-and-home series against Post University on Tuesday, Mar. 26 at home, with the second leg on Friday, Mar. 29.