Pioneer Baseball Drops Two to St. Francis
May 3, 2003
BRIDGEPORT, CT - Junior pitcher Robert Eberhart (Freeport, NY) hurled a complete game five-hitter and got a two-run homer from first baseman Joe DeSiena (Brooklyn, NY) to help St. Francis College of NY to a 7-1 Northeast Conference baseball win over Sacred Heart University in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon. The Terriers took advantage of seven walks in the second game to complete the sweep, 9-2.
Sacred Heart, 13-28 overall and 7-16 in the NEC, got on the board first in the opener with a run in the second on an RBI single by freshman Dave Kaloyanides (Reading, MA). The hit scored sophomore Curtis Lewsey (Greenwich, NY), who had walked.
The Terriers, 17-16-1 over and in second in the NEC with a 13-8 mark, scored twice in the fourth inning thanks to a two-run double by senior Jesse Boles (Maplewood, NJ) down the left field line. They put up four in the fifth inning on doubles by Bryan Mancini (Brooklyn, NY) and Anthony Guidice (Brooklyn, NY), and the homer by DeSiena.
Eberhart got off to a shaky start for the Terriers, giving up four hits and three walks in the first three innings. He worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the second, allowing the Pioneers just the single run. From the third inning on he allowed just two bases runners, when he hit a batter in the fourth and a lead off single in the fifth. He finished the game with three strikeouts and earning his first win of the year against three losses.
Sacred Heart start Dan Scott (Nanuet, NY) dropped to 2-9 with the loss. He left the game in the fifth inning with an injury. He was charged with four runs in four innings of work.
In the second game, St. Francis got an RBI groundout by Mike Molinini (Staten Island, NY) and an RBI single by Anthony Esposito (Brooklyn, NY) to take a 2-0 lead in the second. SHU got one back in the bottom of the inning on a single by Greg Delmonico (Brewster, NY).
The Terriers broke open a 3-2 game in the fifth with five runs off SHU starter Eric Bushor (Uncasville, CT). He walked the first two batters then gave up a single to load the bases. Boles then walked to force in a run. Another run scored on a passes ball, and Vinny Caiazza drove in another with an RBI single. Mancini drove in the fifth run with a deep sacrifice fly to center.
Senior Charlie Patamarapipan (Flushing, NY) went the first five innings for the Terriers to up his record to 5-1. He struck out four and allowed just four hits.