BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Concordia College New York baseball team travels to Nyack College on Wednesday, April 10 to begin its home-and-home Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) North Division Series, with the Clippers hosting Nyack on Friday, April 12 for a doubleheader before traveling to nationally-ranked Wilmington University (Del.) on Saturday, April 13. First pitch for Wednesday and Saturday's doubleheaders are scheduled for 12 p.m., with Friday's start time slatted for 1 p.m.
Match Information: Nyack
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. (Game 1), 3:30 p.m. (Game 2)
Location: Pomona, N.Y. | Palisades Credit Union Park
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. (Game 1), 4:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Location: Bronxville, N.Y. | Clipper Baseball Field
All-Time Series: Concordia leads 17-11
Last Time: Concordia, 10-2 (Game 1), Nyack, 5-2 (Game 2) (April 30, 2018)
Media: Live Stats (WEDNESDAY GAME 1) | Live Stats (WEDNESDAY GAME 2) | Video (WEDNESDAY) | Live Stats (FRIDAY GAME 1) | Live Stats (FRIDAY GAME 2)
Match Information: Wilmington
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. (Game 1), 3:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Location: New Castle, Del. | Wilson Field
All-Time Series: Concordia leads 15-14
Last Time: Concordia, 6-4 (Game 1), Wilmington, 22-2 (Game 2) (April 14, 2018)
Media: Live Stats (GAME 1) | Live Stats (GAME 2)
About the Clippers
Concordia (10-23, 5-13 CACC) hits the road after falling to Chestnut Hill College in a conference doubleheader 10-2 and 10-3 on Sunday, April 7.
The Clippers are hitting .287 (311-1083) with a .389 slugging percentage off the strength of 59 doubles, nine triples and 11 home runs on top of 213 runs scored, 190 RBI and 134 walks. Senior infielder Tyler Epple (Levittown, N.Y.) and freshman outfielder Matt Rinaldi (Eastchester, N.Y.) both are hitting .360, with sophomore catcher/first baseman Hermes Abreu (Bayshore, N.Y.), junior shortstop/second baseman Kendell Luquis (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and junior outfielder/first baseman Joseph Impeduglia (Staten Island, N.Y.) joining the pair with batting averages over .300 behind marks of .325, .316 and .301. Impeduglia leads the offense behind 29 RBI a CACC-leading 27 walks and five home runs that ties for sixth within the league while matching Epple with 29 runs scored with the senior adding a team-best eight doubles. Sophomore outfielder Jake Partridge (Bardonia, N.Y.) steals a team-leading 12 bases that ties for eighth within the conference with sophomore shortstop Blake Burgan (Holbrook, N.Y.) logging a team-high two triples.
On the mound, Concordia sports a team ERA of 7.88 with 192 strikeouts and 127 walks in 266.0 innings. Junior RHP Michael Romano (Yonkers, N.Y.) logs a team-leading 35.1 innings of work, with junior RHP Jacob Bannon (Glendale, N.Y.) holding a team-low 4.68 ERA. Junior RHP Enrico Locascio (Glendale, N.Y.) fans a team-high 29 batters in a team-best seven starts with two victories that matches senior RHP Jack Wall (Levittown, N.Y.) and freshman RHP Sean Malamud (Staten Island, N.Y.) for the team lead while junior RHP Patrick Rivera (Elmont, N.Y.) makes a team-leading 14 appearances that ties for the third-most in the conference. Junior RHP Connor Stapleton (Staten Island, N.Y.) records all three of Concordia's saves, placing him a tie for second in the CACC.
About the Warriors
Nyack (11-20-1, 7-11 CACC) enters the divisional series after falling in both outings of a doubleheader to Goldey-Beacom College 5-3 and 5-0 on Saturday, April 6.
The Warriors are hitting .287 (301-1049) as a team with a .381 slugging percentage coming from 52 doubles, 16 triples and five home run while tallying 219 runs scored, 190 RBI and 141 walks. Herman Alvarado paces the offense behind a .339 batting average while Yoni Rodriguez boasts a team-leading 35 runs scored, 18 stolen bases, eight doubles and three home runs. Matthew Johnson records a team-best 28 RBI with four triples, while Austin Fischer draws a team-high 26 walks.
On the mound, Nyack holds a team ERA of 7.45 with 194 strikeouts and 130 walks in 257.1 innings. David Gauthier logs a team-high 54.0 innings over eight starts with a team-leading 61 strikeouts, four mound victories and three completely games while Matthew Threatt sports a team-low 3.62 ERA over 10 appearances that matches Chase Morris for the team-high.
About the Wildcats
21st-ranked Wilmington (21-13, 10-8 CACC) faces Felician University in a home-and-home CACC South Division Series on Tuesday, April 9 and Friday, April 12 prior to hosting Concordia.
The Wildcats enter the week with a .337 batting average (387-1150) with a .518 slugging percentage off 85 doubles, 11 triples and 34 home runs. Eddia Nevins leads Wilmington behind a .443 batting average on top of a team-leading 37 RBI, 26 walks, 10 stolen bases plus six home runs and two triples that both match Luke Johnson. Kendall Small boasts a team-best 15 doubles with while Julian Kurych scored a team-high 38 runs.
On the mound, Wilmington holds a team ERA of 4.31 with 288 strikeouts and 98 walks in 278.0 innings of work. Dan Hyatt logs a team-high 41.2 innings over seven starts with six victories, while Sean Deely fans a team-leading 55 batters and Brad Scull boasts a team-low 0.57 ERA. Justin Mears holds a team-best three saves.
The baseball team hosts Felician on Wednesday, April 17 for a conference doubleheader, set to begin at 1 p.m.