LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Senior third baseman John Calabrese (Lodi, N.J.) tallied multiple hits in both of the Concordia College New York baseball team's games on Friday, setting his career-high in the opener, with sophomore center fielder Jake Partridge (Bardonia, N.Y.) and freshman right fielder Matt Rinaldi (Eastchester, N.Y.) setting their personal records in the second contest to power the Clippers to a doubleheader sweep over Queens College (N.Y.) and Southern Connecticut State University by scores of 10-6 and 12-7.
• Concordia improves to 4-7.
• Queens drops to 3-5-1.
• Southern Conn. State falls to 3-7.
STANDOUT PERFORMERS (GAME 1)
• Calabrese went a career-best 3-5 at the plate with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI.
• Sophomore second baseman Blake Burgan (Holbrook, N.Y) went 2-5 with a double, run scored and RBI.
• Senior first baseman Andrew Medina (Brentwood, N.Y.) went 1-5 with a triple and two RBI.
• Rinaldi went 1-3 with a triple while adding two runs scored, two RBI and two walks.
• Junior RHP Enrico Locascio (Staten Island, N.Y.) earned the victory with four runs allowed off seven hits with six strikeouts in 5.2 innings.
• For Queens, Eric Roubal went 3-5 with a run scored while Jayson Rodopoulos went 2-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
HOW IT HAPPENED (GAME 1)
• Queen used a walk, single, double and triple with no outs in the bottom of the second from O'Rourke, Roubal, Matt Gutleber and Rodopoulos to score three runs, with a RBI groundout for Spellman creating a 4-0 score.
• Leading off the top of the third with a single, Burgan scored the Clippers' first run of the contest off a sacrifice fly from senior shortstop Tyle Epple (Levitown, N.Y.) with Partridge and junior center fielder Nick Vlahakis (Oceanside, N.Y.) also touching home plate to make it 4-3.
• Beginning the top of the sixth with a walk, Rinaldi knotted the score on a RBI groundout from Medina before a two-out double from Burgan platted Calabrese to give the Clippers a 5-4 lead.
• Getting two runners on base via a hit by pitch and walk, a two-out triple from Calabrese in the top of the seventh scored Epple and junior catcher Denny DeLos Santos (Queens, N.Y.) to extend the separation to 7-4.
• The Clippers added three insurance runs in the top of the ninth, using triples from Rinaldi and Medina to plate junior designated hitter Joseph Impeduglia (Staten Island, N.Y.) and Calabrese with Rinaldi scoring on a passed ball to make it 10-4.
• Queens cut into the separation with a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth to create the final score.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE (GAME 1)
• Concordia tallied nine hits while the Knights had 11.
• Both sides left eight runners on base
• Queens committed three errors
STANDOUT PERFORMERS (GAME 2)
• Partridge set his career-high with four hits, half going for doubles, on top of three runs scored, one RBI and one stolen base.
• Rinaldi set his personal-marks behind four hits and four runs scored to go with three RBI.
• Sophomore catcher Josh Corredor (St. Cloud, N.Y.) went 2-4 with three RBI, one run scored and one walk.
• Epple tallied a single, double and triple to match his career-high with a 3-4 at the plate overall with two RBI, two runs scored and one walk.
• Impeduglia went 2-5 at the plate with two RBI on top of 1.1 scoreless innings on the mound.
• Junior RHP Michael Romano (Yonkers, N.Y.) earned the victory for Concordia after holding Southern Conn. State to five runs, one earned, off eight hits with three strikeouts over 6.0 innings.
• For Southern Conn. State, Jim Palmer went 4-5 with a RBI and run scored.
HOW IT HAPPENED (GAME 2)
• Leading off the contest with a double, Palmer scored on a Nick Lamberti groundout to give Southern Conn. State a 1-0 lead.
• Concordia quickly erased the deficit with a Partridge leadoff double in the bottom of the first followed by a RBI single from Rinaldi, with a double from Corredor sending Rinaldi and Epple home and an Owls' error allowing Corredor to score to create a 4-1 score.
• The Clippers added to its lead in the top of the second, using four-straight hits from Partridge, Rinaldi, Epple and Impeduglia to plate three runs and make it 7-1.
• Southern Conn. State took advantage of a Clippers' error with two outs in the top of the fourth to keep the stanza alive, scoring four runs off a Nolan Cloutier double, John Spoto triple and Palmer single to make it 7-5.
• Leading off the bottom of the fifth with a base hit, a two-out single from Corredor sent Rinaldi home to extend the separation to 8-5.
• Concordia added four runs to its lead in the bottom of the sixth with Partridge scoring Calabrese, Rinaldi sending junior second baseman Kendell Luqius (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and Partridge home and Impeduglia plating Rinaldi to create a 12-5 lead.
• SCSU cut into the separation in the top of the seventh off a two-out double from Tyler Criscuolto which sent Anthony Zambito home and made it 12-6.
• The Fighting Owls loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the eighth, scoring one run off a Zambito walk before Concordia ended the threat with a strikeout to end the scoring.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE (GAME 2)
• Concordia tallied 20 hits while the Fighting Owls had 11.
• The Clippers left 13 runners on base, Southern Conn stranded eight.
• Both sides committed one error.
The baseball team concludes its spring break slate on Saturday, Mar. 9 against the Fighting Owls with first pitch scheduled for 11:30 a.m.