ORONO, Maine (April 27, 2014) - The NYIT baseball team brought the four-game weekend series at the University of Maine to a close with a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Mahaney Diamond. NYIT improved to 4-36 on the season, while the Maine is now 17-23 overall.
The win went to David Plotkin (Miami, Fla.), who earned his first collegiate victory. He tossed 8.2 inning in the start and surrendered two runs on eight hits. He also struck out two. Elias Martinez (Queens, N.Y.) earned his first collegiate save with one-third inning of no-hit, no-run work. He struck out one. The loss was dealt to reliever Charlie Butler (1-4).
NYIT earned its first run in the second inning as Louis Mele (Bethpage, N.Y.), who reached on a single up the middle, scored on a wild pitch. The Bears then made it a 2-0 gave in the third off a Mele double to right center. Tom Joannou (Merrick, N.Y.) scored.
However, Maine knotted the score, 2-2, with a run in the bottom of the third and again in the sixth.
Yet, the Bears had the final say in the top of the ninth. Nick Sebastian (Pawtucket, R.I.) hit a one-out single to right field to get on and then scored on a Black Bears throwing error.
NYIT returns to action on Tuesday, April 29 when it hosts Army in a midweek single game. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Angelo Lorenzo Memorial Field.
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