#NJCUBB Claim a Victory and a Loss Against St. Joseph


Kristen Hazzard, Sports Editor

NJCU Baseball challenged St. Joseph’s College in a non-conference doubleheader on April 17. The team is currently 16-11 for the overall season.

Game 1 turned out to be a tight game with the Gothic Knights two runs behind 6-8 to St. Joseph. The team collected six runs, five hits and three errors.

In the fourth, Juan Pena doubled down the left field and Dan Berardi scored an unearned run. There was one player left on base by the end of the inning.

The Gothic Knights had the bases loaded in the fifth with three complete runs to home. Mike Ramirez earned a walk and Matt Corsi scored. Pena was hit by the pitcher which allowed Jan Castellano to score. Bill Feehan earned a walk and Nick LoGatto scored. There were only three players left on base by the end of the inning.

Corsi opened the top of the sixth with a walk, he later advanced to third however was out at home. Berardi earned a walk. Nick LoGatto successfully tripled to center field which allowed Tom Pulcine to score. Pena singled to shortstop which allowed LoGatto to drive in the final run of the game.

Anthony Zicaro fired a total of 49 pitches and was in for two innings. He collected four earned runs, one walk, one strikeout and four groundouts.

In Game 2, the Gothic Knights redeemed their selves and claimed victory. The team collected five runs, eight hits and two errors.

Winning pitcher Jason Rivera threw a total of 95 pitches and was in for five innings. He collected one earned runs, two walks, six strikeouts and four groundouts.

In the second, Matt Corsi hit a fly ball to center field and Bill Feehan scored.

The Gothic Knights unleashed four impeccable runs in the fifth. Juan Pena was thrown a bunt and singled. He advanced to second on an error by third base and Mike Ramirez scored. Dan Berardi hit a fly ball to center field which allowed Nick LoGatto to score. Corsi singled to left field and Pena scored. Mike McLaughlin also flied out which allowed Bill Feehan to score. The team won 5-3 by the bottom of the seventh in game two.

The team is scheduled to play St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) on April 18. Stay tuned here and on NJCU Gothic Knights for more information about NJCU Athletics.