Baseball Concludes Season With Games Against Bridgeport and St. Thomas Aquinas This Week

Baseball Concludes Season With Games Against Bridgeport and St. Thomas Aquinas This Week

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (May 2, 2017) - The Mercy College baseball team will close out their season series with Bridgeport on Wednesday afternoon, before they begin their four-game series with East Coast Conference foe Saint Thomas Aquinas on Thursday, May 4th in a single game set for 8 p.m. The Spartans and Mavericks will then square up for a doubleheader on Saturday, May 6th at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and will close the series on Sunday May 7th with game time set to start at 2:00 p.m.

 

Who, What and Where 

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 3 – 3:00 p.m.

Records: Mercy (10-27, 4-16 ECC), Bridgeport (20-16, 10-6 ECC)

Location: Bridgeport, CT.

 

Date/Time: Thursday, May 4th  – 8 p.m.

Records: Mercy (10-27, 4-16 ECC), St. Thomas Aquinas (31-13, 15-5 ECC)

Location: Pomona, N.Y.

 

Date/Time: Saturday, May 6th  – 12:00 & 3:00 p.m.

Records: Mercy (10-27, 4-16 ECC), St. Thomas Aquinas (31-13, 15-5 ECC)

Location: Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

*Senior Day

 

Date/Time: Sunday, May 7th  – 2:00 p.m.

Records: Mercy (10-27, 4-16 ECC), St. Thomas Aquinas (31-13, 15-5 ECC)

Location: Pomona, N.Y.

 
 

Scouting the Mavericks

Mercy enters this week's contests looking to get back into the win column, as the Mavericks dropped a 2-1 decision to ECC foe LIU Post on Sunday afternoon at Mercy Field. Sophomore Anthony Murphy went 1-for-4 and senior Charles Fina and junior John Young went 1-for-3. Freshman John Mooradian recorded an RBI in the loss. Leading the Mavericks at the plate is Murphy, who holds a team best .348 batting average, a .518 slugging percentage, a .421 on base percentage, 39 hits, 19 RBI, and three homeruns. Last week, Murphy batted a team-best .462 (6-for-13) with three runs, a home run and three RBI. The sophomore went 3-for-6 with two runs, three RBI and a home run in a doubleheader at LIU Post on Saturday. Murphy recorded a hit in all four games he played in. After this performance, he was named to the ECC Baseball Honor Roll recognition. Another threat in the batter's box is junior Joseph Sadallah, who holds a .309 batting average with 38 hits, 22 runs scored, and six triples. On the mound for Mercy is senior Kenny Costa, who holds a 3.94 earned run average, with 61.2 innings pitched and 28 batters struck out. Another threat on the mound is senior Matt Nalbone, who has recorded four wins with 61.2 innings pitched and 47 strikeouts.

Scouting the Purple Knights

The Purple Knights enter this midweek contest ready for action, as they snapped a five-game losing skid with a 12-4 East Coast Conference road win over the host Queens (N.Y.) College Knights on Friday afternoon in New York City. Senior Anthony Alicki moved into the top spot on the University of Bridgeport career wins list with all-time win number 14 with the victory. Alicki threw seven strong innings in which he allowed six hits and three runs with seven strikeouts and one walk. Leading the Purple Knights at the plate is Zach Burger, who holds a .323 batting average with 43 hits, 28 RBI, 26 runs scored, ten doubles, five homeruns, and one triple. Dylan Steigerwald is also a tough competitor in the batter's box, recording 45 hits, 27 runs scored, 27 RBI, five doubles, and one triple. Alicki takes control on the mound for Bridgeport, throwing 46.2 innings and striking out 62 batters.

 

Scouting the Spartans

The Spartans enter this weekend's series after recording a East Coast Conference double-header sweep at Molloy, winning both games by 8-7 scores. The Spartans are currently ranked No. 3 in the NCBWA and No. 4 in the NCAA East Regional Polls for this week. Leading the Spartans at the plate is Joseph Pena, who currently holds a .386 batting average with 59 hits, 49 runs scored, 28 RBI, ten doubles, five homeruns, and three triples. Leading the Spartans on the mound is Frankie Moscatiello, who continued to shine for the Spartans this week, lowering his league best ERA to just 1.50. He tossed seven innings in a win over Molloy, allowing just two unearned runs on five hits while striking out 10. The victory improved him to 6-1 on the season, placing him second in conference wins, and his 74 strikeouts also leads the circuit. After this performance he was named ECC Baseball Pitcher of the Week.