STAC Splits 2nd Doubleheader against D’Youville On The 26th


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Jeremy Silber, Contributor

The Spartans split a doubleheader with the D’Youville Saints on Sunday to bring their record to 9 – 11.

By winning the first two games on Saturday and their third Sunday morning against D’Youville, the Spartans registered their first series win of the season. 

Game one at Bobo Field saw the Spartans edge the Saints 9-8.  The Spartans had nine runs on 14 hits, eight RBIs, three walks, and eight strikeouts.  

They started the scoring in the top of the second when catcher Sean Lynch scored on a wild pitch.  

After the Spartans fell behind 3-1, Lynch doubled in the top of the third to tie the game at 3.  Right fielder CJ Cumbo hit the go-ahead two-run double to give the Spartans a 5-3 lead.

In the sixth,  the Spartans scored 3, starting with an RBI single by first baseman Greg DiGaro. Lynch’s sacrifice fly to right brought Cumbo home and advanced DiGaro to third.  Nick O’Connor followed with a two-run home run.

The final 2 runs of the inning came on a home run by left fielder Nick O’Connor.

Andrew Alameda got the start on the mound for the Spartans.  He threw five innings while allowing seven hits, a home run, and one base on balls. Alameda only struck out one batter. 

He also committed two of the four Spartan errors of the day. The first being on a wild pitch, the second on a botched throw to first base on a bunt. 

Matthew Polimeni relieved Alameda in the sixth who pitched two innings, striking out four while allowing only one hit, one earned run, and one walk.

Ricardo Gonzalez pitched part of the eigth inning and gave up a three-run home run to Saints DH and starting pitcher Billy Morris.

D’Youville scored four unanswered runs but the Spartans shut the door with Mateo Reyes striking out the side to pick up his seventh save of the season.

The Saints took the second game 7-5. Their five runs came on nine hits and seven walks. Spartan hitters struck out nine times.

The Spartans scored first when third baseman Joe Scarmadella hit an RBI single to bring Nick O’Connor home.

Center fielder David Potenza  got two out of the five RBIs on a walk with the bases loaded in the second, a go-ahead single to center field in the bottom of the eigth. He had five RBIs on the day.

The Spartans had a 4-3 lead thanks to Potenza’s single, but lost the lead in the eighth when the Saints scored four runs.

The Spartans attempted to rally  during the last licks when Sean Lynch singled to bring Drew Jemison home to make the 7-5. 

Bobby LaFevre got the start for the Spartans.  LaFevre tossed four innings, striking out five, while allowing six hits, and three earned runs. 

Jeremiah Vega relieved LaFevre in the fifth and didn’t allow a run over two innings. Vega pitched two innings, allowing no runs on two hits and striking out one batter.

Ryan Callaghan came on in the seventh and allowed three earned runs over two innings of relief.  Callaghan picked his first loss for the Spartans allowing three earned runs on three hits.  Callaghan only had one strike out and one walk during his outing.

Bryan Krolikowski came in to relieve Callaghan’s rough outing. Krolikowski struck out zero and allowed one earned run on two hits and one walk.

The Spartans play Pace University in a home game at Clover Stadium? on Wednesday March 29th at 3:30 p.m.