Senior Tyler Terlecky finished 3-4 with two runs scored and four RBI Wednesday afternoon as the Hawks fell to visiting Old Westbury 19-9. New Paltz drops to 9-22 on the season.
Chris Paulicelli, Paul Merola, Devin Scalabrini and Michael Marash all finished 2-4 on the day as the Hawks totaled 13 hits and left five runners on base. First year Timmy Chelius took the loss on the mound as he allowed seven runs (4ER) on nine hits in the three innings.
The Hawks trailed 7-0 early before scoring two runs in the bottom of the fourth. With two outs and a runner on first, Terlecky hit his second homerun of the season over the left field fence. New Paltz scored four runs on five hits in the sixth inning to make it a one run game as the Panthers led 7-6. Paulicelli singled and advanced to second on a single up the middle by Merola. Terlecky loaded the bases on a walk before first year Matt O’Neill hit a two-run RBI single. Scalabrini followed with a single down the left field line to load the bases. Jonathan Shanks reached on a fielders choice as the Panthers opted to get O’Neill out at third, while Terlecky scored. With two outs and runners on first and second, Marash produced an RBI single to center field before the final out.
Old Westbury tallied with nine runs in the top of the seventh and the Hawks were unable to come back. New Paltz scored two runs in the seventh on a single by Terlecky and completed their scoring in the eighth on an RBI double to right field by Jimmy Donohue.
New Paltz heads to Oneonta on Saturday April 25th for their final conference game of the season and are looking to sweep the Red Dragons in hopes of still having a chance at post season play.