Early Home Runs In Game Two Powers Baseball To Doubleheader Split With Dominican

Early Home Runs In Game Two Powers Baseball To Doubleheader Split With Dominican

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Sophomore right fielder/second baseman Jake Partridge (Bardonia, N.Y.) tallied three hits in each outing of Wednesday's Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader with his second home run of the season in the opener while junior designated hitter Joseph Impeduglia (Staten Island, N.Y.) hit his first collegiate grand slam off his fourth homer of the campaign in the second decision with junior right-handed pitcher Enrico Locascio (Staten Island, N.Y.) tossing his first collegiate complete game, leading the Concordia College New York baseball team to an 8-2 victory against regionally-ranked Dominican College (N.Y.) after the Clippers' late rally fell short in the opener, 14-13.

• Concordia moves to 9-20, 4-10 in CACC play.

• Dominican, ranked eighth in the most recent National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) East Regional Poll, moves to 15-12, 8-6 in league action.

• Partridge went 3-4 with a home run, three runs scored, two RBI and two stolen bases.

• Junior second baseman Kendell Luquis (New Rochelle, N.Y.) went 2-4 with two RBI, one run scored and one walk.

• Freshman designated hitter Matt Rinaldi (Eastchester, N.Y.) went 2-5 with two RBI and one run scored.

• Junior RHP Michael Romano (Yonkers, N.Y.) got the start for Concordia, allowing eight runs with seven earned off seven hits in 3.2 innings.

• For Dominican, Kennee Torres went 3-5 with two runs scored and one RBI while Anthony Bartolomei went 2-4 with three runs scored and two walks. Eric Sandusky got the win on the mound, holding Concordia to three runs with two earned off six hits in 5.0 innings.

• Leading off the top of the first with a single, Torres rounded the bases on a groundout from an Elijah Taverez to give Dominican a 1-0 lead.

• Dominican loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the first off a hit by pitch and back-to-back walks, using a sacrifice fly from Joshua Colon to plate Jordan Bernacet to take a 2-0 advantage.

• The Chargers hit a pair of doubles sandwiching a base on ball with two outs in the top of the third to score Bartolomei and create a 3-0 lead.

• Back-to-back doubles with one out in the top of the fourth from Colon and Torres scored Colon, with a base hit from Tavarez sending Torres home before a two RBI double from Brian Rotella and Concordia error allowed three more runs to score, giving the visitors an 8-0 lead.

• Concordia took advantage on an error to start the bottom of the fourth, sending sophomore catcher Josh Corredor (St. Cloud, Fla.) home on a bases-loaded walk for first baseman Peter Lawless (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) with a sacrifice fly from Partridge platting senior third baseman Andrew Medina (Brentwood, N.Y.) and a Luquis base hit scoring senior center fielder Andre Jackson (Massapequa, N.Y.) to make it 8-3.

• Dominican took advantage of two Concordia errors in the top of the fifth to score a pair of runs and take a 10-3 advantage.

• Partridge led off the bottom of the sixth with a home run, while a two-out single from Corredor platted Rinaldi to make it 10-5.

• Reaching base on a fielder's choice and advancing to third via a pair of stolen bases, Partridge scored on a failed pickoff attempt by Dominican to make it 10-6.

• Leading off the top of the eighth with a walk and hit by pitch, the Chargers used a single and double from Bernacet and Rotella to plate both runners while a Clippers' error and sacrifice fly from Colon added two more runs to extend the separation to 14-6.

• Concordia used eight-consecutive hits with one out in the bottom of the eighth with Lawless, Rinaldi and Media all recording doubles to score seven runs and cut the deficit down to one at 14-13.

• Concordia recorded 17 hits while the Chargers had 18.

• The Clippers left 13 runners on base, Dominican stranded eight.

• Concordia committed five errors, Dominican had three.

• Concordia stole three bases, the visitors stole eight.

• Partridge went 3-4.

• Impeduglia went 1-2 with a grand slam and two walks.

• Senior shortstop Tyler Epple (Levittown, N.Y.) went 2-4 with his first home run of the season and two runs scored.

• Locascio limited the Chargers to two runs off four hits with four strikeouts in the complete-game win.

• For Dominican, Colon went 1-1 with a run scored and two walks. John-Michael Broderick got the start, allowing six runs off eight hits in 3.0 innings.
• Epple blasted a two-out solo home run in the bottom of the first to give Concordia a 1-0 lead.

• Leading off the bottom of the second with a base hit, Medina touched home off a junior left fielder Nick Vlahakis (Oceanside, N.Y.) single before an Impeduglia grand slam created a 6-0 advantage.

• Reaching base via a walk, Brian Sanders sent Colon home on a two-out double to make it 6-1.

• Dominican loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the fourth, with the Chargers only able to score one run off a sacrifice fly from Benjamin Meza to score Bartolomei and make it 6-2.

• Loading the bases in the bottom of the fourth off a pair of singles and one walk, Lawless sent Epple with a sacrifice fly and create a 7-2 lead.

• Concordia took an advantage of a two-out Dominican error in the bottom of the fifth, scoring Vlahakis on a Rinaldi double to extend the separation to 8-2.

• Concordia recorded 12 hits, the Chargers tallied 13.

• The Clippers left seven runners on base, Dominican stranded three.

• Dominican committed two error.

• Dominican stole two bases.

The baseball team travels to Dominican on Thursday, April 4 with first pitch for the doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m.

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