The baseball team had a mixed week going 2-2, following two losses to Skidmore with victories over Farmingdale State College.
The Golden Eagles (14-13, 12-2) were defeated by Skidmore in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon, 7-0 and 7-2.
SJC’s offense only had four hits during the first game against Skidmore senior Nick Laracuente. Laracuente, who improved to 5-0 on the season while pitching his second shutout of the year, tied the Skidmore College record for total wins with 20. His ERA is now 0.49 for the season.
The Golden Eagles improved offensively in the second game with eight hits, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the lead set by Thoroughbred’s Rob Rubenstein and Mike Pannozzi, as they combined for four RBI.
Much like last weekend’s rebound, the Golden Eagles shook off the losses on Saturday by sweeping Farmingdale State College Sunday afternoon.
The first game was a pitching duel between SJC’s Joe Benkert and Farmingdale’s Chris Phelan—a Patchogue native—that saw SJC grind out a 2-1 victory over the Rams.
As much as the pitchers shined in Game 1, hitters took center stage in the second game, as the Golden Eagles defeated the Rams, 11-10.
Senior third baseman led the charge for the Golden Eagles, driving in four runs, three coming from a bases-clearing double in the fifth inning.
The Golden Eagles next take the field this Saturday as they travel to Mount Saint Mary for a doubleheader beginning at noon.
Outstanding Week for SJC Softball
The SJC softball team crushed competitors this past week, winning seven of its 10 games.
The girls swept doubleheaders against Briarcliffe, John Jay and Purchase, and split against Drew. The only slipup SJC had came on its final doubleheader of the week, as they were swept by Farmingdale State College on Sunday afternoon.
With the impressive week, SJC improved its record to 11-11 overall and 5-5 in conference, which brings them up to fifth place in the Skyline Conference.
Briarcliffe Lacrosse Gains No. 5 Spot
The lacrosse team dominated their two opponents this past weekend, propelling them to the No. 5 spot in the MCLA poll.
The first victory came against the Bridgewater State Bears 24-0. Briarcliffe kept up its impressive play on Saturday night, easily defeating University of Maine, 17-7.
Briarcliffe's explosive offense is led by its two top-15 scorers. Matt Karp is 10th in the nation, with 22 goals and 11 assists and teammate Jonathan Trama 14th in the nation with 18 goals and 12 assists.
Briarcliffe Baseball Pulls Out Victory Despite Late Scare
Briarcliffe defeated Globe Monday afternoon, 7-6, improving its record to 19-11. Pitcher Joe Russo pitched eight solid innings, only allowing three runs.
Briarcliffe seemed poised to take the 7-3 victory home, but relief pitcher Kurt Stettner made it interesting as he allowed three runs in the ninth.
Sam Braverman hit his third homerun of the season and Eric Wiener was 2-for-3 with a RBI.
Joe Russo also performed well on the other side of the plate, as he went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI. Chris Ahearn also swiped four bases in the Briarcliffe victory.