Bears Rally for 6-5 Win over Gaels

Bears Rally for 6-5 Win over Gaels

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (April 24, 2014) - The NYIT baseball team has put together a two-game win streak with Thursday afternoon's 6-5 edging of Iona College at Angelo Lorenzo Memorial Field. The Bears improved to 3-33 on the season, while the Gaels dropped to 6-24 overall.

Freshman Frank Sanacore (Staten Island, N.Y.) went 3-for-4, while sophomore Joe Daru (Bangkok, Thailand) and junior Nick Sebastian (Pawtucket, R.I.) were both 2-for-4 at the plate. 

The Gaels earned a 4-3 advantage after the first inning and then pushed it to 5-3 in the third. The score remained that way until NYIT tacked on two runs in the top of the seventh to knot the score.

Sanacore singled up the middle and then advanced to third on a Daru base hit. Sanacore then scored on a throw down at third that put out Daru. Josh Canabal (Miami Shores, Fla.) was the game equalizer on a Sebastian double down the left field line. Canabal reached on a fielder's choice.

The game-winning run was then scored by freshman Anthony Martelli (Franklin Square, N.Y.) in the bottom of the eighth. He was hit by a pitch and then advanced to second on a Matt DiBiase (Wantagh, N.Y.) sac hit. Martelli finally scored on a Gael's fielding error. A 1-2-3 top of the ninth gave the Bears their third victory of the season.

The win went to freshman reliever Elias Martinez (Queens, N.Y.), he tossed 7.0 innings where he surrendered just three hits and struck out one. The loss was dealt to Victor Martin (0-1), who tossed 2.0 innings of relief where he gave up three runs on three hits.

NYIT returns to action on Friday, April 25 on the road against the University of Maine. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Orono, Maine.


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