Pomona, NY - The men's baseball team split a pair of games with rival Dominican College yesterday afternoon and evening at Provident Bank Park. The Warriors would fall 6-5 in game 1 but would rally to take the nightcap by a score of 8-4. The split brings Nyack's overall record to 21-16 and 12-4 in league play.
Trailing 2-0 in game 1, John Kennedy would drive in the Warriors first run of the game in the fifth to make the score 2-1 DC. Dominican would extend their lead to 4-1 after 7 innings, but Cole Tobin would answer with an opposite field blast, his fifth of the season to bring the Warriors back to within 1 at 4-3. Dominican would add two more in the bottom of the eighth to extend its lead to 6-3, which would be just enough to keep the Warriors at bay as a 2-rbi single from Kennedy in the ninth would take the score to 6-5 DC before they recorded their final out.
Zack Kamerman turned in another solid outting for the Warriors, pitching 7 strong innings, allowing 3 earned and striking out 7 Chargers. Kennedy, Eric Roe, and Dylan Schantz would each collect multiple hits for the Warriors in game 1.
Nyack wouldn't wait long to respond in game 2, as the Warriors would scratch their first run across in the top of the first inning. After a two-out walk to Tobin, Brent James would drive a ball deep to the warning track in right field where it would glance off a Dominican defender and score Tobin all the way from first base.
Nyack would add 3 runs in the top of the third, capitalizing on a Dominican throwing error on a groundball off the bat of Tobin to score 2 runs, and a line single off the bat of Ryan Kahl to bring in the Warriors 3rd of the game. In the 4th, a Kennedy double to right field with two outs would score Schantz and give the Warriors a 5-1 lead. Dominican would pull the score to 5-3 in the 6th, but Nyack would answer an inning later on a line single off the bat of Brent James to score Jan-Pi Crespo from 3rd and make the score 6-3 Warriors. Nyack would cap off their scoring in the 8th on another RBI single from Kennedy for the Warriors 7th run and a squeeze bunt off the bat of Jan-Pi Crespo to give Nyack its 8th run of the contest.
Matthias Westfall would go the distance for the Warriors, pitching 9 innings allowing 4 earned and striking out 7. James, Crespo, and Kennedy would each collect multiple hits in the win.
Nyack (21-16, 12-4) returns to action this Saturday when they take on Philadelphia University for a CACC DH beginning at noon.