LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Sophomore first baseman AJ Gonzalez (Carmel, N.Y.) led the Concordia College New York offense on Saturday afternoon behind a team-best three hits while senior designated hitter Joseph Impeduglia (Staten Island, N.Y.) and senior third baseman Andrew Medina (Brentwood, N.Y.) each tallied two RBI in an 18-7 setback against Stonehill College.
• Concordia falls to 1-4.
• Stonehill improves to 3-3.
• Gonzalez went 3-5 with a double.
• Impeduglia went 1-3 with a double, two RBI and one walk.
• Medina went 1-4 with two RBI.
• Junior left fielder Jake Partridge (Bardonia, N.Y.) went 2-4 with a double, two runs, one RBI and one walk.
• Freshman centerfielder Leo Alvarez (Oceanside, N.Y.) went 1-4 with a walk and run scored.
• Senior right-handed pitcher Patrick Rivera (Elmont, N.Y.) received the loss after allowing eight runs, five earned, off five hits in 4.0 innings.
• For Stonehill, Matt Farragher went 3-5 with a double, home run, three RBI, three runs and one walk. Jonathan Rice earned the victory on the mound.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Concordia got the first four baserunners of the top of the third on base, with the stretched capped by an Impeduglia double and Gonzalez double back-to-back to score freshman Jordan Rios (Deer Park, N.Y.), Alvarez and Impeduglia. Gonzalez rounded the bases off a double from Partridge, followed by a Medina base hit that sent junior catcher Hermes Abreu (Bay Shore, N.Y.) and Partridge home and propel Concordia to a 6-0 lead.
• Stonehill loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the third, scoring one run off a walk before a bases-clearing double made it 6-4.
• A double and single back-to-back with one out in the bottom of the fourth allowed one Stonehill run to score before a Clippers' error allowed the inning to continue with the following at bat resulting in a three-run home run that created an 8-6 score.
• Leading off the top of the fifth with a walk, Partridge touch home plate on a RBI groundout from senior second baseman Kendell Luquis (New Rochelle, N.Y.) groundout to cut the separation in half at 8-7.
• A two-out Skyhawks single in the bottom of the fifth scored a run to make it 9-7.
• Stonehill loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the sixth, with Concordia managing to get one out before a double and single in consecutive at bats scored four runs while a Clippers' fielding error allowed another run to score and create a 14-7 separation.
• The Skyhawks took advantage on a Concordia error to start the bottom of the seventh to score and run and extend the gap to 15-7.
• Stonehill kicked off the bottom of the eighth with a single and double to score one run, while a sacrifice fly and solo home run scored two more to create the final score.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Concordia recorded 12 hits while Stonehill tallied 17.
• The Clippers left eight runners on base while Stonehill stranded six.
• Concordia committed four errors, allowing five runs to score. The Skyhawks had one error.
The baseball team sees Stonehill again on the diamond on Sunday, Mar. 1 with first pitch set for 1 p.m.