MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Sophomore third baseman AJ Gonzalez (Carmel, N.Y.) recorded his first multi-hit outing as a member of the Concordia College New York baseball team on Saturday afternoon, tallying two hits in the Clippers 16-2 setback against Stonehill College.
• Concordia falls to 1-2.
• Stonehill improves to 2-1.
• Gonzalez went 2-3 at the plate.
• Senior first baseman Joseph Impeduglia (Staten Island, N.Y.) drew a pair of walks with one run.
• Freshman second baseman Austin Vlahakis (Oceanside, N.Y.) scored one run.
• Freshman right fielder Leo Alvarez (Oceanside, N.Y.) went 1-4 with a RBI.
• Senior right-handed pitcher Michael Romano (Yonkers, N.Y.) was credited with the loss after tossing 4.0 innings with six runs, three earned, off five hits with five walks and two strikeouts.
• For Stonehill, Joh Orzechowski went 3-5 with three RBI, one run and one walk.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Loading the bases off three walks in the bottom of the fourth, Stonehill used a pair of singles sandwiching a Clippers' error to take a 4-0 lead.
• Leading off the bottom of the fifth with an error, Stonehill scored a pair of runs off a single before another unearned run crossed home plate to make it 7-0.
• Reaching base off a one-out walk, Impeduglia touched home plate off an Alvarez double to make it 7-1.
• The Skyhawks capitalized on back-to-back Clippers' errors in the bottom of the seventh to score eight runs and boast a 15-1 advantage.
• Leading off the top of the eighth with a walk, Vlahakis scored his first collegiate run off a bases-loaded walk for freshman third baseman Deven Silva (Yonkers, N.Y.) to make it 15-2.
• A one-out single for Stonehill sent a Skyhawk home to create the final score.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Concordia recorded five hits while Stonehill tallied 12.
• The Clippers left seven runners on base while Stonehill stranded 11.
• Concordia committed five errors, allowing 12 runs to score. Molloy had two errors.
The baseball team concludes its S.C. trip on Sunday, Feb. 23 with a 12 p.m. contest against Pace University..