BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Concordia College New York baseball team enters its first of two consecutive weeks with four home games on Tuesday, Mar. 26 when Post University comes to the Clipper Baseball Field for the first half of the home-and-home Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) North Division Series starting at 1 p.m., with the second doubleheader of the series at Post on Friday, Mar. 29 starting at 12 p.m. before the Clippers return home to host the University of the Sciences on Saturday, Mar. 30 in a 12.p.m. doubleheader.
Match Information: Post
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. (Game 1), 4:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Location: Bronxville, N.Y. | Clipper Baseball Field
Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. (Game 1), 3:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Location: Waterbury, Conn. | Municipal Stadium
All-Time Series: Post leads 14-13
Last Time: Post, 10-2 (Game 1), Concordia, 6-5 (Game 2) (May 2, 2018)
Media: Live Stats (Tuesday Game 1) | Live Stats (Tuesday Game 2)
Match Information: USciences
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. (Game 1), 3:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Location: Bronxville, N.Y. | Clipper Baseball Field
All-Time Series: Concordia leads 21-12
Last Time: Concordia, 9-7 (Game 1) USciences, 4-2 (Game 2) (April 23, 2018)
Media: Live Stats (Game 1) | Live Stats (Game 2)
About the Clippers
Concordia (7-14, 2-4 CACC) host Post after splitting its doubleheader at Jefferson University on Saturday, Mar. 23, winning the opener 15-5 before a 6-4 setback in the second outing.
The Clippers are hitting .284 (198-698), third-highest in the conference, with a .375 slugging percentage off the strength of 32 doubles seven triples and six home runs while placing third in the league with 144 runs scored, 129 RBI and 98 walks on top of 40 stolen bases. Junior outfielder Joseph Impeduglia (Staten Island, N.Y.) ranks amongst the best in the conference with 21 runs scored, 19 RBI, 14 walks and three home runs that ties for fourth, sixth, sixth and third respectively, while senior third baseman Tyler Epple (Levittown, N.Y.) matches Impeduglia in runs scored and walk. Impeduglia and sophomore shortstop Blake Burgan (Holbrook, N.Y.) both have five doubles, with Burgan hitting two triples that ties for seventh in the conference while sophomore outfielder Jake Partridge (Bardonia, N.Y.) steals a team-high eight bases that ties for eighth in the league. Freshman Matt Rinaldi (Eastchester, N.Y.) paces the offense with a .400 batting average in 13 games, leading four Clippers playing in at least half of Concordia's games with a batting average over .300 with Epple, sophomore catcher/first baseman Hermes Abreu (Bayshore, N.Y.) and senior first baseman/catcher Andrew Medina (Brentwood, N.Y.) currently hitting .324, .322 and .304.
On the mound, Concordia sports a team ERA of 6.85 with 134 strikeouts and 81 walks in 172.0 innings. Junior RHP Michael Romano (Yonkers, N.Y.) logs a team-leading 25.0 innings of work, 10th-most in the conference, sporting a 3.96 ERA that also sits 10th in the league. Junior RHP Enrico Locascio (Glendale, N.Y.) fans a team-high 20 batters in a team-best five starts while freshman Sean Malamud (Staten Island, N.Y.) holds a team-best two victories and junior RHP Patrick Rivera (Elmont, N.Y.) makes a team-leading nine appearances. Junior RHP Connor Stapleton (Glendale, N.Y.) records both of Concordia's saves, putting him in a tie for third in the conference.
About the Eagles
Post (4-10, 2-2 CACC) travels to Bronxville after splitting a twinbill at the University of the Sciences on Sunday, Mar. 25, prevailing in the opener 5-2 before a 4-1 setback in the second game.
The Eagles are hitting .270 (116-429) as a team with a .399 slugging percentage coming from 28 doubles, three triples and seven home run while tallying 69 RBI and 51 walks. Rosario Missiti paces Post with a .404 batting average, tied for the fifth-highest in the CACC, adding a team-leading six doubles that matches Christian Ailberti for sixth in the conference and three home runs that ties for third in the league for a .692 slugging percentage that sits second within the CACC. Missito also leads the team with 13 RBI and 11 runs scored while Isaias Guzman draws a team-high nine walks and Nicholas Gastin steals a team-leading five bases.
On the mound, Post holds a team ERA of 5.68 with 89 strikeouts and 45 walks in 103.0 innings. Chris Torres logs a team-high 14.1 innings, with Matt Goehrig and Michael Munson both striking out 11 batters on top of one victory, matching Tyler Boisvert and Chas Cywin for the team lead while Dan Raglievich sporting a team-low 2.16 ERA.
About the Devils
USciences (7-12, 3-3 CACC) faces Jefferson in a home-and-home South Division Series prior to the Saturday matchup Concordia, having previously split its four-game series with nationally-ranked Wilmington University (Del.) and Post.
The Devils are hitting .247 (143-578) as a team heading into the week with a .339 slugging percentage coming from 23 doubles, nine triples and four home runs while tallying 73 RBI and 67 walks. Nate Steele leads USciences with a .309 batting average, adding a team-high five doubles, one triple and two home runs for a .500 slugging percentage. Steele also boasts a team-high 14 RBI, with Matt McClennen leading the team with 16 walks and 13 runs scored to go with five stolen bases that matches Chris Anderson for the team-high on top of one triple that ties with nine triples.
On the mound, USciences holds a team ERA of 5.85 with 131 strikeouts and 87 walks in 149.1 innings. John McCrane logs a team-leading 24.2 innings of work, striking out a team-high 33 batters with a team-low 4.38 ERA and one mound victory while Kris Morgenweck has the Devils' lone save and complete game and Jake Partridge plus Austin Blumetti both making seven appearances.
The baseball team begins its home-and-home series against Dominican College (N.Y.) on Wednesday, April. 3 at home, with the second leg on Thursday, April. 4.