Baseball Team Loses Third Straight

FARMINGDALE — A lack of timely hitting in the middle innings, some bad luck on hard hit balls, and several mental mistakes helped add up to another unexpected loss for the SUNY New Paltz baseball team on Thursday afternoon in Long Island.

New Paltz (4-8) lost a back-and-forth battle, 8-6, to SUNY Farmingdale.

Freshman Matt Forger (Bellerose/Martin Van Buren) had a pinch-hit RBI triple, and also scored on a wild pitch in the top of the eighth, to provide New Paltz’s first lead since the first inning. But a bases clearing triple in the bottom half of the inning allowed Farmingdale to claim the victory.

Due to the weather forecast, which calls for inclement conditions over the next few days, New Paltz (4-8) will likely have to wait until next Wednesday to try to end its three-game losing skid. At that time, the Hawks will have an opportunity to avenge Tuesday’s 2-1 loss at Vassar, when they host the Brewers for a 3:30 p.m. contest at the friendlier confines of Campbell Field.

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