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Mercy Baseball Loses Two to C.W. Post in East Coast Conference Play, 4-2, 5-0

Mercy Baseball Loses Two to C.W. Post in East Coast Conference Play, 4-2, 5-0

Linescore game 1

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The Mercy College baseball team lost both ends of a doubleheader to East Coast Conference rival C.W. Post.  The scores in the games were 4-2 and 5-0.

In game one, C.W Post scored twice in the top of the seventh to break the 2-2 tie.  Starting pitcher Kenny Tyson (Miami, Fla./Ulster CC) ran into trouble in that inning, putting the first two runners on base.  Billy Dring (Mahopac, N.Y./Lakeland) came in to relieve Tyson, and surrendered a pair of hits as the Pioneers took the win.

CW Post scored twice in the top of the fourth on three hits.  The inning could have been worse, but was stemmed when shortstop Justin Muscarella (Plainedge, N.Y./Island Trees) cut off a throw from right fielder Andrew Bock (Malverne, N.Y./Valley Stream North), and  threw out a Pioneers runner at third.

In the bottom half of that same inning, Ken Mundy (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream North) doubled to lead off the charge.  Julio Torres (Harlingen, Texas/Harlingen South) then singled and stole second, which brought senior Marc Dern (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream North) to the plate.  Dern promptly singled up the middle, plating two, knotting the score at 2-2.

The score remained tied until the top of the seventh, when the Pioneers scored two runs on three hits to take the 4-2 win.

In the rubber match, junior southpaw Keith Kreig (City Island, N.Y./Mount St. Michael Academy) took the start and threw six strong innings.  He scattered just two hits, one a bunt single and gave up just one run in the sixth.  Stephen Marsar (Seaford, N.Y./Holy Trinity) relieved Krieg to pitch the seventh.  Junior infielder Michael  Ferrante (Long Beach, N.Y./Long Beach) went 2-5 in both games and was robbed of a hit on a diving stop by Zack Graczyk in the 5-0 loss.

With the pair of defeats, the Mavericks now own a 13-24 record (8-16 ECC) while C.W. Post improves to 25-11-1 (19-5 ECC).  These two teams will meet again on Sunday from Brookville, New York.  The first pitch is scheduled for 12pm.