Baseball Takes Two from Concordia in Saturday Sweep

Baseball Takes Two from Concordia in Saturday Sweep

Nyack, NY - The men's baseball took a pair of CACC games this afternoon at Nyack HS by score of 5-2 and 3-2.  The wins bring the Warriors overall record to 12-17 on the season and to 9-3 in conference play.

Game 1:
The Warriors would strike first in game 1, pulling out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when John Kennedy scored on a dropped fly ball off the bat of Ryan Kahl.  Concordia would knot the game at 1-1 in top of the third, but Kennedy would answer with a solo blast to the opposite field in the bottom of the inning to put Nyack back ahead 2-1.  Concordia would answer back in the top of the next frame to make the score 2-2

Back to back singles from Ruben Correa and Yoni Rodriguez would start the 6th for the Warriors.  A double steal would put two men in scoring position for Carlos Pino who would deliver a 2-out opposite field single to give Nyack a 4-2 lead.

The Warriors would score their 5th run of game 1 when Christian Benitez would get things started with a leadoff double, move to third on a sac bunt by Phil Erwin, and come home on a Ryan Kahl RBI single.

Erik Bussey would toss his 4th consecutive complete game, allowing 2 earned, scattering 7 hits and striking out 2.

Kennedy, Benitez, and Correa would each tally 2-hit efforts in the win.

Game 2:
Nyack would get on the board first in game two when Jesse Barton drove in Ruben Correa with a sac fly to give Nyack a 1-0 advantage in the bottom of the 2nd inning.   The Clippers would tie the game at 1-1 with a sac fly  of their own, making the score 1-1 after 3 1/2 innings.  

A walk by Kennedy and a hit by pitch by Benitez would set the table for the Warriors in the bottom of the 5th.  Kennedy and Benitez would execute the double steal and Erwin would bring in the go ahead run with a sac fly to give Nyack the 2-1 lead.  

Nyack would score their 3rd run of the contest in the 6th, when Benitez scored on an Erwin single when Erwin got hung up between first and second long enough for Benitez to come in.

Concordia would notch one run in the 8th, but would be unable to bring in the tying run as the Warriors held on for a 3-2 win.

Jose Corrales picks up the win for Nyack, throwing 7.2 innings, scattering 5 hits against 3 walks, while striking out 7.  Omar Celaya and Tony Campbell would combine to pitch the final 1 and a 1/3, with Celaya notching his first save of the 2016 season.

Nyack would pound out ten hits in the win, with Correa, Rodriguez, and Jack Hudak each totaling 2 hits a piece.  Kennedy and Benitez tallied a pair of stolen bases each in the game 2 win.

Nyack returns to action Monday when they host Chestnut Hill for a conference DH beginning at noon.