Orangeburg, NY - The men's baseball team took a pair of conference games from Dominican College this afternoon and evening by scores of 7-5 and 4-1. The two wins pull Nyack's CACC record to 3-3 on the season.
Game 1 Recap:
Ruben Correa would push Nyack to an early 1-0 lead in game 1 in the top of the first inning with a 2-out rbi single. Dominican would immediately answer in the bottom of the first, taking advantage of a Nyack miscue to knot the score at 1-1.
The score would remain 1-1 until the top of the 5th inning, when Jack Hudak began the rally with a leadoff double. Christian Benitez would triple in Hudak to give Nyack a 2-1 lead and would score on an rbi single off the bat of Ryan Kahl. Correa would drive in Phil Erwin with an rbi single to make the score 4-1, and Yoni Rodriguez would double in Correa to give the Warriors a 4-1 lead. Jesse Barton would bring in Rodriguez with an rbi single to make the score 6-1. DC would put up a 2-spot in the bottom of the inning to make the score 6-3.
Nyack would add a key insurance run in the top of the 7th on another rbi single from Jesse Barton.
Erik Bussey would go the distance in the Nyack win, his 2nd complete game of the season. Bussey would strike out 6 Chargers, allow 4 runs, and strike out 6 batters in the win.
Benitez, Kahl, Correa, and Jack Hudak would each collect multi-hit performances in the win.
Game 2 Recap:
Dominican would grab an early 1-0 lead in game 1 and hold that advantage until the top of the 6th inning.
With 2-outs, John Kennedy would leg out in an infield single and bring in Jesse Barton to knot the score at 1-1. With Erwin batting a wild pitch would plate both Hudak and Kennedy, all the way from 2nd base to give Nyack a 3-1 lead.
The Warriors would get an insurance run off the bat of Jack Hudak on an infield single scoring Phil Erwin and making the score 4-1.
Dominican would threaten with multiple base runners in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings, but the Nyack pitching staff would keep the chargers off the board and hold on for the 4-1 win.
Jose Corrales picks up the win, throwing 6 strong innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 10 batters. Jack Kelley and Tony Campbell would combine to throw 3 scoreless frames at the end of the game. Kelley picks up his first save on the 2016 season.
The Warriors return to action Saturday when they travel to Post University for a CACC DH.