Score: Nyack 2| Mercy 9
Nyack record: 2-11
Mercy record: 5-9
Location: Mercy Field
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Nyack Baseball travelled to play the Mercy College Mavericks in a non-conference match on Thursday, March 17th. The Mavericks consistently drove the ball through the infield to move runners around the diamond, garnering a 7 point lead on the Warriors by the 9th inning.
Nyack procured 3 hits and 2 runs for the match against Mercy. Senior John Kennedy (Orlando, FL) started the match strong as the lead batter coming out of the dug out with a single to left field. Kennedy earned the first of Nyack's 3 hits for the day. Ruben Correa (Orlando, FL), a junior, singled to right field to gain some momentum for the Warriors with 1 out in the 2nd inning. After the 2nd out, Correa stole second, putting himself in scoring position. Senior Phil Erwin (New Durham, N,H.) doubled to left field to drive in Nyack's second, and final, run for the night.
Nyack filtered through five pitchers against the Mavericks offense. Craig Jacobs (Hawthorne, NJ) earned the loss, having pitched four innings for the Warriors. Jacobs faced 22 batters and earned 41 strikes out of his 70 pitches. The remaining four pitchers, Tony Campbell (Katy, TX), Omar Celaya (Yuma, AZ), Connor MacHardy (Hampton, NH), and Juan Rodriguez (Bronx, NY) pitched for one inning each.
Both of Nyack's runs were scored by Christian Benitez (El Paso, TX) who fought the count earning 2 walks and a fielder's choice to appear on base for the Warriors. Benitez demonstrated ample speed with 3 stolen bases against the Mavericks defense. He put Nyack on the scoreboard in the top of the first by stealing third and forcing an error that advanced him across the plate. Benitez was also a part of one of Nyack's two double plays for the day, gunning the runner out at 1st base after catching a line drive.
The game against the Mavericks of Mercy College would conclude with a 9-2 victory for Mercy. The loss regressed Nyack to 2-11 for the 2016 season.
The Warriors will return to the field on Saturday, March 19th for a double header against Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, PA. These CACC games are scheduled to begin at 12:00PM and 3:00PM.