Rams fall twice to conference opponent Concordia (N.Y.)

Baseball Bats
Baseball Bats

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Philadelphia University baseball team dropped a pair of contests to Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) opponent Concordia (N.Y.) Saturday afternoon. Game one's score was 10-8, and the nightcap was 7-2.

Philadelphia (5-20, 0-5 CACC) jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning of game one. Left fielder Ken McCormick and center fielder Rick Reigner both had two-RBI singles with two outs.

Concordia (5-19, 3-4 CACC) came back with five runs in the bottom half of the frame. Jason Berrios had the big hit with a two-run double.

Right fielder Ryan Shellock put the Rams back in front 7-5 with a two-run single in the third inning.

The Clippers trailed 8-6 heading into the home half of the eighth and scored four times in the frame. Catcher Luis Gonzalez drove-in the go-ahead runs with a two-run single up the middle.

McCormick, Reigner and Shellock all had two hits for the Rams, who had eight in the game. Berrios led the Clipper 17-hit attack with a 3-for-5 effort.

Ted Christopher earned the victory after 1.2 innings of scoreless relief. Russell Trojan took the loss after allowing four runs in one inning.

The two teams traded RBI singles in the first inning. Then in the fifth Concordia took control of the contest with four runs, two coming on a single by Erik Poldroo, in the fifth.

Philadelphia got a single run back in the sixth on a groundout by catcher TJ Burgmann.

Reigner and first baseman Jordan Force both went 2-for-4 for the Rams. Concordia's designated hitter Luis Gonzales and Poldroo had three-hit games.

Anthony Pisano was the winning pitcher after striking out six in eight innings of work. He allowed two runs, one earned, on seven hits. Zach Harper suffered the loss. He gave up five runs on nine hits and fanned three in 4.1 innings.

Philadelphia returns home to face East Stroudsburg in a non-conference contest Monday, March 26 at 3 p.m.