Baseball Outlasted By Stonehill, 18-7

Baseball Outlasted By Stonehill, 18-7

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.

NOTES
• Concordia falls to 1-4.

• Stonehill improves to 3-3.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
• 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.

UP NEXT
The baseball team sees Stonehill again on the diamond on Sunday, Mar. 1 with first pitch set for 1 p.m.

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