Pomona, N.Y. (4/7/17) The Dominican College baseball squad split a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) double-header with host, Concordia College, in games played this afternoon at the Palisades Credit Union Park. The Chargers edged the Clippers 7-6 in the opening game, while Concordia topped the visitors, 8-4.
Game One: Concordia led 6-0 after four innings of play, but the Chargers got on the board in the fifth as right fielder Joshua Colon (Bronx, N.Y.) hit a two-run single.
DC added two more runs in the seventh on a sacrifice fly ball from Max Franzone (Nanuet, N.Y.) and a fielder's choice. The Chargers scored three runs in the eighth as Colon hit a two out three-run triple to give them the 7-6 win.
Colon had two hits and three RBIs in the game.
Justin Decker (Rotterdam, N.Y.) also had two hits.
Game Two: Dominican jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third on an error and a two-run double off the bat of Arbely Soto (Bronx, N.Y.).
Concordia got a run back in the bottom stanza and took the lead in the fifth with four runs to pull ahead 5-3.
DC scored a run in the sixth on a ground out to cut the lead to 5-4, but the Clippers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth for the 8-4 win.
Soto had two runs batted in in the loss.
Nathanial Popiel (Mechanicville, N.Y.) suffered the loss (1-3) in five and 2/3 innings, allowing eight runs (six earned) on nine hits and six strikeouts.
With the split, Dominican is now 10-13 overall and 5-5 in conference play.