Baseball Bids Farewell to Quintet of Seniors in Doubleheader Loss to Dominican (N.Y.)
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (May 5, 2012) – The Mercy College baseball team bid farewell to a quintet of seniors as they played their final doubleheader as Mavericks against Dominican (N.Y.) College on Saturday afternoon. The Mavericks fell in both games by scores of 6-1 and 3-2.
Dominican gets back above .500 with a 25-24 record while Mercy closes out its season at 7-39.
Dominican 6, Mercy 1
Mercy jumped out to an early 1-0 lead as a pair of leadoff singles led to an RBI double from freshman designated hitter Bryan Greig (New City, N.Y.). The Chargers tied things up with an unearned run in the next inning as the runner advanced to third on a bad throwout attempt from the catcher and was brought home by the next batter. The Mavericks nearly responded in the bottom of the frame, putting men on first and third base with one out, but neither could be sent home and the score remained tied.
Dominican scored the go-ahead run in the top of the fourth inning thanks to senior right fielder Christopher Gonzalez (Bronx, N.Y.) who walked, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on another bad throw from the catcher. The Chargers added another four runs in the sixth inning, including two on a base-loaded double by Gonzalez, and the Mavericks could not get back into it.
Sophomore shortstop Jeremy Lovera (Carmel, N.Y.) was 1-3 for the Mavericks with a run and stolen base. Senior Chuck DeHart (Staten Island, N.Y.) lasted four innings in the celebratory start, allowing two unearned runs on two hits and a pair of walks while striking out four batters. Senior Tyler Savin (Wantagh, N.Y.) struck out three over three innings in relief.
Gonzalez went 1-1 with two walks, three runs, two RBI and two stolen bases while junior first baseman Andrew Camardella (Pelham, N.Y.) went 2-4 with a run and freshman second baseman Peter Martinez (White Plains, N.Y.) was 1-2 with two RBI for the Chargers. Senior Dustin Javins (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) went three innings, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while whiffing three. Sophomore Ryan Calby (Huntington Station, N.Y.) picked up the win with four strikeouts over three hitless innings.
Dominican 3, Mercy 2
A leadoff double led to the first Chargers run in the top of the second inning and Mercy nearly responded in the third as the Mavericks loaded the bases with no outs but were unlucky not to come away with anything.
Mercy finally did even the score in the fifth inning as junior right fielder Andrew Bock (Malverne, N.Y.) grounded into a fielder's choice that allowed sophomore left fielder Michael Dern (Roslyn, N.Y.) to score.
The Chargers broke the tie in the next frame, however, as Camardella brought a run home with a groundout and another crossed the plate on the shortstop's throwing error, making the score 3-1. Mercy got one back with a bases-loaded RBI groundout by freshman centerfielder Giovanni Lasalandra (Warwick, N.Y.) in the sixth inning but came up one short in the end.
Freshman second baseman Vinny Orlando (East Meadow, N.Y.) was 0-1 with a pair of walks and a run scored while sophomore catcher John Casten (Walden, N.Y.) went 1-2 with a walk. Senior Billy Dring (Mahopac, N.Y.) surrendered one run on just three hits and a walk while punching out three over five innings and senior Walter Kowalczyk (Valhalla, N.Y.) was tagged with the loss while also striking out three over two innings.
Junior left fielder Tony Blake (Windsor, Conn.) led the Chargers at the plate, going 2-3 with a double and run. Junior Caleb Whiteley (San Antonio, Texas) gave up just one hit and two walks while striking out four over three innings in the start. Freshman Anthony Pastrana (Queens, N.Y.) earned the win despite allowing two runs on three hits and two walks while whiffing three in three innings and freshman Nicholas Kevlin (Conway, N.H.) picked up the save, walking one in his lone inning of work.