ASHLAND, VA — The SUNY New Paltz baseball team finished day one of their three-game weekend at Randolph-Macon College, 1-1. The Hawks defeated Maryville 5-4 in fourteen innings in game one and lost game two 15-14, to host Randolph-Macon, yesterday. This afternoon, SUNY New Paltz battled Randolph-Macon and lost their second straight to the Yellow Jackets, 22-0, in as many days.
In Saturday’s early game, SUNY New Paltz (1-0) was led by freshman second baseman Tyler Antrim (East Haddam, CT), who went three-for-three, drawing two walks and scoring two runs to help the Hawks earn their first win of 2006. Senior outfielder Bill Kelts (Waterford, NY) added one hit, one run scored, and two runs batted in.
With SUNY New Paltz a head 4-1, in the sixth inning, Maryville (1-7) managed to score three runs over the next three innings to tie the game, 4-4. The game remained tied at the end of nine innings. In the bottom of the 14th inning, Antrim walked and senior catcher Josh Gutes (Hauppauge, NY) singled, advancing Antrim to third. Kelts followed with a sacrifice fly to centerfield, knocking in the game-winning run.
Gutes earned the win for SUNY New Paltz. Pitching six innings in relief, he allowed five hits and one run. Junior Adam Rosen (Goodlettesville, TN) suffered the loss for the Fighting Scots, yielding one earned run in seven innings. He allowed four hits and three walks while striking out three. Rosen also produced two runs for Maryville, going two-for-four.
SUNY New Paltz (1-1) came up with three runs in the eighth, to take a one-run lead over Randolph-Macon, 9-8, in game two, but ultimately fell 15-14. Junior third baseman John DeKams (Kings Park, NY) and Gutes each had two hits and drove in three runs. Kelts launched a solo homerun and collected three RBI. Senior first baseman Dean Glanzman (Commack, NY) went four-for-six with two doubles, knocking in one.
Randolph Macon (5-1) had a seven-run ninth inning in route to the 15-14 victory. Senior outfielder Daniel Mullins (Chesterfield, VA), senior infielder Travis Beazley (Beaverdam, VA), freshman outfielder Rusty Linville (Richmond, VA), and freshman infielder Charlie Hartt (Richmond, VA) each had three RBI for the Yellow Jackets.
Junior pitcher Greg Campo (Staten Island, NY) finished the afternoon with five innings pitched, allowing eight runs on seven hits. DeKams suffered the loss for the Hawks. Sophomore pitcher Devin O’Meara (Mesa, AZ) picked up the win for the Yellow Jackets.
In Sunday’s contest, SUNY New Paltz (1-2) was three-hit by the Randolph-Macon (6-1) pitching staff. Beazley started the Yellow Jackets out on the right foot pitching six scoreless innings allowing two-hits and three walks, while striking out ten to pick up his third win of the season. The Yellow Jackets combined for 21 hits to post a 22-0 victory over the Hawks, including a ten-run fifth inning.
Freshman infielder Tyler Terlecky (Binghamton, NY), Glanzman and Kelts all recorded a hit for the Hawks. Senior catcher Seth Rapoza (Kill Devils Hill, NC) was two-for-three, including a two-run homer for Randolph-Macon. Junior infielder Joey Crawford (Amhearst, VA) went four-for-five with three runs scored and two runs batted in, as Linville was three-for-five and knocked in four runs.
Senior pitcher Joe Gugliotta (Bayport, NY) threw three and two-thirds innings allowing three runs and walking four in the loss for SUNY New Paltz.
The SUNY New Paltz baseball team will return to action on March 3, for a 2:00 pm road contest against St. Mary?s College (MD).