WATERBURY, Conn. – The Concordia Clippers baseball team continued their Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) schedule on Saturday afternoon with a visit to Post University. Concordia was unable to come away with a victory on the day as the Eagles took 7-6 and 11-0 wins.
The first game would remain scoreless through the first three innings until the Clippers broke the tie with three runs in the fourth inning. Sophomore Joseph Impeduglia (Staten Island, N.Y.) would score on an error by the third baseman and junior Andre Jackson (Massapequa, N.Y.) would score off a RBI single from freshman Jake Partridge (Bardonia, N.Y.). Concordia's final run of the inning came off a sacrifice fly from junior John Calabrese (Lodi, N.J.) which allowed junior Jaylin Martinez (Paramus, N.J.) to score and give the Clippers the 3-0 advantage. Post would answer back in the home half of the fourth with five runs as the Eagles took a 5-3 lead.
Neither team would add to their run total in the next three inning as Concordia would knot the score at 5-5 in the eighth as Jackson scored on a RBI from Partridge and Martinex scored off of Calabrese's RBI. In the ninth the Clippers would score the go ahead run as a single for Impeduglia allowed junior Tyler Epple (Levittown, N.Y.) to score from second base and give Concordia the 6-5 advantage. Post managed to score the game-tying run with one out in the bottom of the ninth and a RBI single would end the game as the Eagles took the 7-6 walk-off victory.
Sophomore Michael Romano (Yonkers, N.Y.) pitched 5.1 innings for the Clippers in the no-decision as he allowed two earned runs on seven hits while striking out two batters. The bullpen combined to allow two earned runs on four hits in 3.0 innings as sophomore Enrico Locaseio (Staten Island, N.Y.) was tagged with the loss.
Game two saw Concordia only record two hits in the game as Post scored 11 runs in the game to take an 11-0 win. Junior Raymond Rosado (Brooklyn, N.Y.) pitched 2.2 innings in the loss as he allowed three earned runs on two hits while striking out a batter. The bullpen completed the final 3.1 innings allowing two earned runs on eight hits and struck out two batters.
The Clippers (8-11, 4-2 CACC) will return to action on Tuesday to visit Nyack College for a CACC doubleheader. First pitch at Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, N.Y. is set for 12 p.m. as fans unable to attend can follow the action by clicking on the live stats link under the baseball schedule page on ConcordiaClippers.com.