DOMINICAN BASEBALL UPENDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN
Courtesy of Nicole Philpot, Dominican College Sports Information
Orangeburg, NY (4/6/11) The Dominican College baseball team was defeated by The University of New Haven, 4-2, in ten innings in a non-conference match-up this afternoon at Veteran's Park. With the loss, Dominican drops to 13-9 overall.
New Haven put their first run on the board in the top of the first after a DC fielding error and hit a follow-up single for the 1-0 lead. Dominican answered back in the bottom of the first as third baseman Michael Levy, Jr. (Salisbury Mills, NY) began the inning with a single down the right field line. Senior second baseman Mario Lopez (Anthony, NM) grounded out and senior rightfielder Dan Robinson (Massapequa, NY) singled to center to move Levy to third base. Sophomore left fielder Tony Blake (Windsor, CT) then grounded out to second to score Levy and even up the score at one a-piece.
The Chargers struck again in the bottom of the second inning as sophomore first baseman Andrew Camardella (Pelham, NY) started off the inning with a double to right center, moved to third on a fielder's choice by sophomore designated hitter Christopher Brown (Tenafly, NJ) and scored on a two-out single by Levy to bring the Chargers ahead, 2-1.
UNH answered in the top of the eighth after a DC error, fielder's choice and a two-out single to tie the score once again at 2-2.
Neither team would put up another run in the eighth and ninth innings, but UNH scored two runs in the top of the 10th to take the lead and the ballgame, 4-2.
Freshman pitcher Greg Gonzalez (Franklin Square, NY) was charged with the loss (0-1), scattering two hits and allowing two runs, one earned, over two innings of work. Starter Caleb Whiteley (San Antonio, TX) received a no-decision after allowing just two runs on five hits while striking out three over eight innings.
Levy sparked the Charger offense going 3-for-5 with one RBI while Robinson and Camardella had two hits each in the loss.
The Chargers return to action tomorrow night at Nyack College in conference play scheduled for 7:15 pm at Nyack High School.