RIVERDALE, N.Y. (April 22, 2014) - Sophomore Joe Daru (Bangkok, Thailand) scored the game-winning run in the top of the first inning as the NYIT baseball team earned a 13-0 victory over Manhattan Tuesday afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park. The Bears are now 2-33 on the season and the Jaspers are 8-27 overall.
Senior Tommy Cardona (Bronx, N.Y.) went the distance and surrendered just five hits in the outing. He walked six and struck out three. The loss was dealt to starter Michael Martin (1-6), who went 4.0 innings of six runs on seven hits and four strike outs.
Daru went 2-for-4 at the plate with three runs and an RBI. Josh Canabal (Miami Shores, Fla.), who drove home Daru with a single up the middle, was 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs.
The Bears made it a 2-0 game in the third as Nick Sebastian (Pawtucket, R.I.) doubled down the left field line to score Canabal. NYIT then tacked on four more runs in the fourth to lead 6-0. After two quiet innings, the Bears added two runs in the seventh with base hits from Gerson Sotolongo (Miami, Fla.) and Frank Sanacore (Staten Island, N.Y.) that brought home Louis Mele (Bethpage, N.Y.) and Anthony Martelli (Franklin Square, N.Y.).
NYIT was not done yet as the Bears rallied for five runs in the ninth for the 13-0 final. Manhattan scattered five hits over the nine innings and left 10 stranded.
The Bears return to action on Thursday, April 25 when they host the Gaels of Iona College. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Angelo Lorenzo Memorial Field in Old Westbury, N.Y.
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