Fort Pierce, FL- The men's baseball team opened their FL trip with a 12-0 victory over University of Mary yesterday afternoon, and fell to Post University in a non-league game yesterday evening by a score of 2-9 at the Lawnwood Athletic Complex.
The Warriors would add 7 runs in the opening frame agains the University of Mary to take a commanding 7-0 lead of the ballgame. Nyack would capitalize with 3 extra base hits, a triple and double off the bat of John Kennedy and an rbi double off of Cole Tobin. Jan-Pi Crespo would drive in the opening run and the Warriors would take advantage of several Marauder miscues on their way to a 7-0 lead.
Nyack would drive in three more runs in the 4th, the first an rbi single off the bat of Phil Erwin, and two more coming off a misplayed hard groundball from Ryan Kahl. Nyack would add one more in the 6th on an rbi groundout from Erwin, scoring Larry Vidaurre who had led off the inning with a double, and one more in the 9th on an rbi single from Josh Brunvoll.
Cole Tobin picked up the win for the Warriors on the mound, throwing his first complete game shutout of his college career. Tobin allowed just one hit and struck out 7 Marauders while walking 2.
Vidaurre and Kennedy each totaled 3 hits, and Tobin also added a pair of hits
Post University would take advantage of three Warrior defensive miscues in the first inning to jump out to a 6-0 lead in game two. Nyack would add one run in the bottom of the 1st to cut the deficit to 6-1, but Post would add single runs in the 2nd, 8th and 9th innings on their way to a 9-2 win.
Craig Jacobs battled through a tough start to the game, but finished strong, allowing 1 run after the first inning and striking out 8 batters while surrendering only 6 hits. Tobin would also tally a pair of hits in the game two loss.
Nyack was initially slated to take on Southeastern University today at 1 PM, but pending thunderstorms have pushed the game to a Sunday start at 1 PM. The Warriors will finish their Florida schedule with 5 games over a 3-day span when they take on AIC Saturday, Southeastern Sunday, and Mercy College Monday.