NEW YORK – The University of Maine at Presque Isle Baseball team (2-22) got swept in CUNYAC action this weekend. The College of Staten Island, Baruch College, and John Jay College would all win both ends of doubleheaders on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Saturday, Game 1 – CSI 11, UMPI 0
The College of Staten Island (9-6-1) would get a complete game, one-hit shutout in the first game of the matchup. Derek Jentz (JR, Staten Island, NY) would walk no one and strike out eight while keeping the Owls' bats off balance all game long. Glenn Glennerster (JR, Staten Island, NY) would go three for four with a double, two runs scored, and two RBI in the win. The Dolphins would collect 13 hits as a team.
Saturday, Game 2 – CSI 13, UMPI 3
The Owls would jump on the board early in the second game of the day. Matt Curry (JR, Caribou, ME) would drive in a run with a single up the middle and Will Stinson (FR, Skowhegan, ME) would knock in two more with a single to left. The Dolphins offense would take over from there and a five-run fourth inning would blow the game open. In that big inning the Owls looked to have a way out with no damage as with two on and one out, they would get a big strike out by UMPI starting pitcher Martin Egan (FR, East Bridgewater, MA). Frank Muzzio (JR, Staten Island, NY) would deliver a clutch two RBI double to deep right. An error and two more hits would score three other runs. The UMPI offense would not be able to get anything going the rest of the afternoon while CSI would continue to put pressure on and build a lead.
Stinson would lead the Owls with a two for three effort, which included two RBI.
Sunday, Game 1 – BC 10, UMPI 2
The Baruch College Bearcats (9-10) would collect three hits and two runs to take an early lead in the first. The Owls would respond in the third when Brad Patterson (FR, Harker Heights, TX) would triple to lead off the inning. He would score on Matt Cauchon's (JR, Kingston, MA) single to right to cut the lead in half.
The bottom of the third would spell trouble for UMPI. After a leadoff single, a misplayed pop up in the infield would set runners up on first and second with no one out. Back-to-back doubles would plate three runs, and a one-out double steal would add to the lead. The Owls would not be able to come up with the big hit to get them back into the game as they would leave runners on base in every remaining inning of the game. They would get one in their last ditch effort off of a sacrifice fly from Curry.
Sunday, Game 2 – BC 10, UMPI 0
For the second time in four games the Owls would be baffled by an opposing pitching staff, and were only able to collect one hit in the nightcap. Three Bearcat pitchers would combine for the shutout, and would strike out 13 batters in the effort. Solomon Fast (JR, Phillips, ME) would collect the lone hit, a ringing double to left center field with two outs in the seventh. Dan Daley (SR, West Islip, NY) would lead Baruch offensively, going two for three with four RBI and a double.
Monday, Game 1 – JJC 8, UMPI 3
John Jay College (7-11) would set the pace early, getting two first-inning homeruns. Zach Hyde (JR, Myrtle Beach, SC) would hit a two-run blast to left field. Later in the inning, with two outs, Jurrel Diaz (SO, Staten Island, NY) would line a ball to center. The diving effort came up short and the ball would bounce to the fence, allowing Diaz to touch them all and be credited with a three-run inside-the-park homerun. The Owls would finally get on the board in the seventh, when Jesus Garcia (JR, Jewett City, CT) would draw a bases loaded walk. Angel Morales (FR, Windsor, CT) would drive in a run on a fielder's choice ground ball and an error would add a third before the Owls would be retired from the inning.
Monday, Game 2 – JJC 12, UMPI 1
Seven hits, four walks, and an UMPI error in the first two innings would help the Bloodhounds build an eight run lead that would put the game out of reach for the Owls. UMPI's lone run would come in the sixth as Egan would single to score Garcia. CJ Meyer (SO, Bellmore, NY) would lead the attack for John Jay with four RBI in his two for three effort.
The Owls travel to New Hampshire on Friday to play Rivier in a single game starting at 11:30 AM. On Saturday the Owls will take on Eastern Nazarene in doubleheader action. The first pitch is scheduled for noon.