QUINCY, Mass.- The Eastern Nazarene baseball team absorbed a 5-1 loss to Wentworth Tuesday afternoon at Bradley Field in a resumed contest from April 1. The Lions drop to 6-11 on the season and 1-3 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference with the result. The Leopards improved to 9-6 overall and 1-3 in league play with the win.
Rocco Martinelli (Panama City, Panama) paced Eastern Nazarene at the dish with a pair of base hits, a run scored and one stolen base. Michael Chiaradio Jr. (Teaneck, N.J.) picked up one RBI on one hit in the game. E.J. Estrada (Alpharetta, Ga.), Ryan Garza (Elsa, Texas) and Jeremy Wagner (Oklahoma City, Okla.) also collected one hit on the day for the hosts.
Wentworth took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second as Anthony Matera belted a solo home run to right field.
Eastern Nazarene answered with an equalizer score in the home half of the third inning. Martinelli raked a one-out double down the left field line and came around to score on a single to center by Chiaradio with two away.
The Leopards plated four runs in the fifth on two hits and three errors by the Lions to grab a 5-1 advantage. Ryan Delgado, Paul Dassau, Jon Spitz and Jake Mailman all crossed the plate for the visitors in the frame.
Brad Hampton (South Daytona, Fla.) tossed two innings and allowed one run. Matt Jayne (Quincy, Mass.) hurled five innings in his third appearance of the spring and struck out three batters while scattering two hits.
Up next, Eastern Nazarene steps out of conference play to take on Fitchburg State in a nine-inning tilt April 4 at Bradley Field.