BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Concordia College New York baseball team begins the final week of the 2019 regular season on Tuesday, April 23 at Caldwell University in the first leg of a home-and-home Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) North Division series, with the Clippers hosting the second doubleheader on Thursday, April 25 at 1 p.m. before traveling to Goldey-Beacom College for the season finale on Saturday, April 27.
Match Information: Caldwell
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. (Game 1), 6:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Location: Caldwell, N.J. | Kiwanis Oval
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. (Game 1), 4:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Location: Bronxville, N.Y. | Clipper Baseball Field
All-Time Series: Concordia leads 23-10
Last Time: Caldwell, 4-0 (Game 1) Caldwell, 2-1 (Game 2) (April 17, 2018)
Media: Live Stats (Tuesday) | Live Video (Tuesday) | Live Stats (Thursday Game 1) | Live Stats (Thursday Game 2)
Match Information: Goldey-Beacom
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. (Game 1), 3:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Location: Hockessin, Del. | Doyle Field
All-Time Series: Goldey-Beacom leads 3-1
Last Time: Goldey-Beacom, 10-4 (Game 1) Goldey-Beacom, 12-5 (Game 2) (April 10, 2018)
Media: Live Stats
About the Clippers
Concordia (11-30, 6-20 CACC) begins its North Division series against Caldwell after falling in both outings of a doubleheader against South-Division leader Felician University on Wednesday, April 17 be scores of 8-6 and 4-3.
The Clippers are hitting .283 (373-1320) with a .383 slugging percentage off the strength of 70 doubles, nine triples and 15 home runs on top of 253 runs scored, 227 RBI and 167 walks. Freshman outfielder Matt Rinaldi (Eastchester, N.Y.) paces five clippers hitting over .300 with a .345 clip, joined by senior infielder Tyler Epple (Levittown, N.Y.), junior outfielder/first baseman Joseph Impeduglia (Staten Island, N.Y.), junior shortstop/second baseman Kendell Luquis (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and sophomore catcher/first baseman Hermes Abreu (Bayshore, N.Y.) who chip in batting averages of .333, .311, .308 and .303 with Epple holding a .475 on base percentage which sits 10th in the CACC. Impeduglia ranks amongst the best in the conference with a CACC-leading 33 walks and seven home runs which ties for third on top of a team-best 37 runs scored. Epple contributes a team-high nine doubles with sophomore shortstop Blake Burgan (Holbrook, N.Y.) logging a team-best two triples while sophomore outfielder Jake Partridge (Bardonia, N.Y.) steals a team-leading 12 bases.
On the mound, Concordia sports a team ERA of 7.67 with 216 strikeouts and 166 walks in 326.0 innings. Junior RHP Michael Romano (Yonkers, N.Y.) logs a team-leading 46.2 innings of work, with junior RHP Jacob Bannon (Glendale, N.Y.) holding a team-low 4.73 ERA. Junior RHP Enrico Locascio (Staten Island, N.Y.) fans a team-high 29 batters in eight starts with a team-best three wins while junior RHP Patrick Rivera (Elmont, N.Y.) makes a team-leading 16 appearances that ties for fifth with junior RHP Connor Stapleton (Staten Island. N.Y.) recording all four of Concordia's saves to sit second in the league.
About the Cougars
Caldwell (11-24, 9-17 CACC) hosts Concordia in the first half of the division series after splitting a twinbill against Jefferson University on Wednesday, April 17, taking the opener 3-2 before falling in the second outing 1-0.
The Cougars are hitting .280 (312-1114) as a team with a .360 slugging percentage coming from 54 doubles, four triples and nine home run while tallying 170 runs scored, 155 RBI and 92 walks. Dhilon Barbetti leads seven Cougars hitting over .300 with a .333 clip, while Jack Zosulis paces the offense behind a team-leading 29 RBI and 20 runs scored on top of three home runs that matches Anthony Parente. Joseph Mitchell chips in a team-high nine doubles, with Travis Brunson adding two triples while Mason Marino draws 18 walks and Alejandro Mejia steals a team-best 13 bases.
On the mound, Caldwell holds a team ERA of 9.37 with 191 strikeouts and 213 walks in 273.2 innings. Tom Disch logs a team-leading 48.1 innings of work, with Anthony Frascati sporting a team-low 5.23 ERA to go with a team-high 37 strikeouts and two saves while Frank Lehmann and Jerry Gamone both have two victories.
About the Lightning
Goldey-Beacom (13-29, 12-14 CACC) faces Chestnut Hill in a South Division series prior to hosting Concordia, entering the final week of the season after dropping a pair of non-conference contest at Pace University by scores of 8-4 and 5-0 on Friday, April 19.
The Lightning are hitting .261 (339-1297) as a team with a .384 slugging percentage coming from 68 doubles, eight triples and 25 home run while tallying 196 runs scored, 162 RBI and 131 walks. Ivan Solis records a team-leading .379 batting average, with Brandon Abdul and Justin Hill both hitting 11 doubles while Abdul leads the team with two triples and Hill adds five home runs, 28 runs scored and eight stolen bases. Jeff Gillis contributes a team-best 24 RBI while Trent Hearm draws a team-high 18 walks.
On the mound, Goldey-Beacom holds a team ERA of 7.07 with 268 strikeouts and 212 walks in 320.2 innings. Jake Trejo leads the pitching staff behind a team-high 51.2 innings, striking out a team-best 41 batters on top of four victories and a 3.83 ERA while Carlos Solis makes 14 appearances with two saves and Anthony Dimartino makes eight starts.