WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Senior captain Matthew Flynn went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and an RBI, but the Saint Anselm College baseball team suffered an 8-4 setback to Nyack College on Saturday afternoon in Winter Haven, Fla.
The Hawks drop to 0-4 on the young season, while Nyack improves to 2-2 overall. Saint Anselm is back in action tomorrow morning when they take on Assumption College at Alfond Stadium on the campus of Rollins College at 11 a.m.
Max Wadington went 2-for-2 with an RBI, while Jason Turner added a 2-for-4 day to pace the Hawks offense. Jon McQuarrie and Connor Parent each went 1-for-4 with an RBI, while Aaron Crandall was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Nick Bragole added the other RBI for Saint Anselm with a sacrifice fly.
Joseph Levasseur dropped to 0-2 on the year on the mound while allowing six runs (four earned) on six hits with four walks and three strikeouts. Jonathan Dunn tossed four innings and allowed two runs on one hits with five walks and three strikeouts, with Jared Ferris pitching the final two innings and scattering three hits with three punch outs.
Nyack struck twice in the first inning as Yoni Rodriguez led off the game with a homerun to left field. The Warriors would add one more when Ryan Kahl came in the back door to score after an error on a stolen base by Jesse Barton.
The Hawks cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the first as Flynn led off with a double and moved to third on a single by Wadington. Flynn would come in to score on a sacrifice fly by Bragole, but Wadington would be stranded at third to end the inning with the Hawks behind, 2-1.
Nyack plated three runs in the top of the second after loading the bases with a pair of walks and a single by Gabriel Vazquez. Ryan Kahl worked a walk to drive in a run, and two more would come around to score on a two-RBI single from Carlos Pino.
The Warriors extended their lead to 6-1 in the top of the third on an RBI single by Dillon Good, and added two more in the sixth on a run-scoring single by Carlos Pina and a sacrifice fly from Jesse Barton to make it an 8-1 game after 6.5 innings.
Saint Anselm cut the deficit in half for the second time in the game as a three-run inning by the Hawks in the bottom of the seventh made it an 8-4 game. McQuarrie and Parent roped back-to-back singles before Parent drove in McQuarrie with an RBI single down the right field line. Parent would come around to score on an RBI double from Flynn, and Wadington would drive in Crandall with a sacrifice fly.
Unfortunately for the Hawks, Jason Turner would register the lone single over the final two innings as Nyack hung on for the 8-4 win.
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