Baseball Drops Two-Game Series to Gordon on Senior Day

Baseball Drops Two-Game Series to Gordon on Senior Day

QUINCY, Mass.- The Eastern Nazarene College baseball team endured a pair of losses to Gordon Saturday afternoon at Adams Field, falling 3-1 and 12-1.

The Lions finish the spring with an 11-22-2 overall record and a 2-14 mark in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. The Fighting Scots improve to 11-20 on the year and 6-10 in league play with the two results.

Prior to the start of Saturday's doubleheader, the Eastern Nazarene College baseball program recognized its senior class. Ragan Cole (Alamogordo, N.M.), Joe Commesso (Marshfield, Mass.), Cameron Fiorentino (Uxbridge, Mass.), Benjamin Kefalis (Middleboro, Mass.), and Nick Story (Gilbert, Ariz.) were all honored before suiting up for the final time in a Lions uniform.

John Greenlee (San Marcos, Calif.) and Steven Pesce (Harrison, N.Y.) both registered one hit and drove in one RBI on the day. Kefalis finished with a base knock and one run scored.

In game one, Gordon held on for a 3-1 victory despite a late push by the home team.

The visitors plated two runs in the top of the second to grab a 2-0 lead. Travis Benoit landed a single in shallow centerfield to drive in Addison Tarr. Daniel Quint slapped a two-out single to left to plate Alec Willey.

The Fighting Scots tacked on a run in the fifth to widen the gap to 3-0 as Chris Leavitt singled to knock in Dean Demers from second base.

Eastern Nazarene got on the board in the bottom of the seventh to cut the deficit to 3-1. Joshua Bombard (Rutland, Mass.) motored home on a sacrifice fly to right off the bat of Pesce.

Fiorentino hurled his team-leading third complete game of the season and fanned six batsmen to finish with 115 career strikeouts.

In the final contest of the 2017 campaign, Eastern Nazarene suffered a 12-1 setback.

Gordon manufactured seven runs in the top of the fourth to seize a 7-0 advantage. Morgan Hyde collected two RBIs in the inning while Benoit, Quint, Christian Hodge, and Leavitt all added RBIs.

The Fighting Scots notched five runs in the fifth to stretch the margin to 12-0. Benoit scored as Quint reached on an error. Demers sent a single back up the middle to plate Willey and Quint. Demers scurried home on an infield single by Leavitt. Tarr followed with a sacrifice fly to drive in Hodge.

The Lions got on the board in the home half of the seventh. After Kefalis roped a pinch-hit single, Greenlee laced a double to the gap in right-center to drive in Kefalis all the way from first base.

Junior Alex Way (Syracuse, N.Y.) pitched 3.2 innings in his seventh start of the year and recorded two strikeouts. Devin Haberstumpf (Forest Hills, N.Y.) tossed one-third of an inning in his sixth relief appearance of the season. Ryan Spina (Selden, N.Y.) worked three innings of in his seventh appearance out of the bullpen and struck out two batters.