Lyndhurst, NJ – The Concordia College Clippers baseball team was on the road Saturday evening for a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader against the Felician College Golden Falcons. The Clippers fell in game one, 4-1, as the second game would be cancelled due to lighting in the area; a makeup date has yet to be announced.
Concordia would threaten to take an early lead in the top of the first as Jason Berrios (Brooklyn, NY) led off with a walk and advanced to third following an error by Felician's pitcher. The Clippers were unable to bring home Berrios in the inning with three straight outs as the Golden Falcons got out of the inning with no damage.
In the second inning Concordia had runners on second and third base with one out as the team looked to bring a run in. The Clippers ended the inning with back-to-back strike outs as they were unable to grab the first run of the game.
Felician would strike first in the bottom of the third with an RBI single to center field which scored the runner on second. An error on the play would advance the batter to third base and managed to score on a wild pitch during the next at-bat. Concordia was unable to score in the next three innings as the team left four runners stranded on base.
The Golden Falcons added a run in the bottom of the sixth as the Clippers scored their first run of the game in the seventh. David Perlleshi (Eastchester, NY) recorded a sacrifice fly to center field as Yonatan Rodriguez (Tarrytown, NY) scored from third base.
In the home half of the seventh Felician grabbed their fourth run of the game off an RBI single through the left side of the infield. Concordia was unable to respond in the last two innings as the Golden Falcons held on for their 19th win of the season, 4-1.
Felix Lopez (Brooklyn, NY) was tagged in the loss for the Clippers as he allowed one earned run on seven hits while striking out six batters in 6.0 innings of work. Christopher Rodriguez (Queens, NY) closed out the final 2.0 innings as he was tagged for a run and two hits.
Game two would be called off due to threatening weather as lightning was seen in the vicinity. The game will be made up at a later date which has yet to be officially announced at this time.
Concordia (10-29, 8-9 CACC) will be on the road for their next conference doubleheader on Wednesday. The Clippers will travel to Nyack College to take on the Warriors with game one scheduled to begin at 12pm.