Queens baseball drops three to Adelphi

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The Queens College men’s baseball team dropped four straight this past week, including a three-game set against New York Collegiate Athletic Conference foe, the Adelphi Panthers over the weekend.

In the first of the three games played Friday, Queens pitcher Keith Haack surrounded eight earned runs on nine hits through seven innings before giving way to Robert Behrman, who gave up four earned on five hits in the eighth en route to a 12-3 Adelphi shelling.

Offensively, Behrman, Stewart Goodwin and Joe Rogosich all had two hits, while Behrman, Austin Shafran and Nick Gulotta each picked up an RBI.

In the first game of the doubleheader Saturday, Queens again had lackluster pitching, as starter Jason Lassa was touched for four earned runs and six hits in the first inning before being pulled for Edmund Agosto, who gave up three runs in two innings. Relievers Tom Keaner and Carl Waldheim both gave up a run apiece in two innings of work.

The Knights got two hits and three RBIs from lead-off man Goodwin, Mike Eddy also had two hits and drove in a run to make the final score 12-4. .

In the nightcap, the Knights again were victimized by their poor starting pitching, as Jason Otto gave up nine earned runs through three innings. Mike Paclucci game on in the fourth and pitched four solid innings, allowing just one hit and no runs while striking out two,

Goodwin was again the offensive standout for Queens with a hit and two RBIs in the 9-3 defeat.

Earlier in the week Queens lost to St. Thomas Aquinas, 6-5, in nine innings, after moving in front, 5-4, in the top of the ninth. Lou Walsh went seven innings for the Knights, surrendering seven hits and three runs. Jason Lesse gave up the game-wining run in the bottom of the ninth to pick up the loss.

Eddy was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Shafran was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Rogosich and Goodwin also picked up RBIs.

The Knights are now 3-11 overall and 3-6 in NYCAC play.

Reach Sports Editor Anthony Bosco by e-mail at TimesLedger@aol.com or call 229-0300, Ext. 130.

Posted 7:03 pm, October 10, 2011
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