FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Junior Thomas Pallatto (Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside) earned a complete-game victory on the mound and sophomore Anthony Camerada (Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell) had a three-hit effort as the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) baseball team scored one run in the seventh to notch a 4-3 victory over Farmingdale State College to earn a split of their Skyline Conference doubleheader on Sunday afternoon.
The Rams, last year's regular season champions and tournament runner-up, never trailed in the opener and held the Bears to three hits in an 8-2 triumph.
- Final Score: Farmingdale State 8, St. Joseph's 2 (Game 1) SJC 4, FSC 3 (Game 2)
- Location: Farmingdale, N.Y.
- Field: FSC Baseball Field
- Records: St. Joseph's (9-10, 8-4), Farmingdale (14-11, 9-3)
Game 1: Farmingdale State 8, St. Joseph's 2
- SJC Starters: Linitz (CF) Pasetti (DH) LoPrinzi (C) Condon (1B) Rapp (SS) Schwartz (3B) A. Camerada (RF) Rehn (2B) A. DeFillippo (LF) Brigando (P)
- Farmingdale State plated solo unearned runs in the second and third innings to take a 2-0 lead before St. Joseph's got on the board with a solo run—also unearned—in the fourth on a John Condon sacrifice fly.
- Both squads traded runs over the next three half innings, with Adam Schwartz scoring on a double play in the fifth and Christopher McCarthy homering in the bottom half of the inning to put the Rams back on top 5-2.
- With the Bears held hitless—but drawing four walks and a hit batter—the Rams extended their lead with one in the seventh and three in the eighth to close out the opener.
- Nicholas LoPrinzi knocked a two-out triple in the first for the lone extra base hit of the contest for the Bears. He also drew two walks and finished 1-for-2.
- Connor Pasetti and Adam Schwartz collected the other hits for the Bears who were held to three hits in the contest. They both finished 1-for-4 and scored once.
- John Condon delivered the lone RBI with the sacrifice fly in the fourth.
- Anthony Amatuzzi took the loss in the start allowing five runs (three earned), 10 hits, striking out one and walking one.
Game 2: St. Joseph's 4, Farmingdale State 3
- SJC Starters: Linitz (CF) Pasetti (DH) LoPrinzi (1B) Condon (C) A. Camerada (RF) Schwartz (3B) Trudden (SS) Arroyo (2B) DeFillippo (LF) Pallatto (P)
- The Bears took a 1-0 lead in the second when Anthony Camerada led off with a double and scored the next batter on a Ram miscue.
- Another leadoff double by John Condon in the fourth set up another one-run frame, Adam Schwartz bringing him home with a grounder. But the Rams knotted the game in the bottom half of the inning on a two-out single by Nicholas Soriano.
- Condon drove in his second run of the day with another sacrifice fly in the fifth, with the Rams tying the game again at 3-3 in the home half of the inning on Cam Alfano single.
- The Bears loaded the bases in the seventh with one out after a Nicholas LoPrinzi walk, Condon hit by a pitch, and Camerada knocking a single to center and LoPrinzi trotting home as the go-ahead run on a wild pitch.
- Bears starter Thomas Pallatto retired the final six Rams to go the distance for the first time in his career and pick up his first win of the season.
- Thomas Pallatto improved to 1-2 on the mound scattering five hits, allowing three runs, striking out one and walking two.
- Anthony Camerada knocked three of the eight SJC hits in game two, finishing 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
- Jonathan Arroyo also finished with a multi-hit game—the second of his career—knocking two hits and stealing a base.
- John Condon belted a double to finish 1-for-2 also driving in a run. Adam Schwartz knocked the other Bear RBI.
- Nicholas LoPrinzi was the lone Bear to hit in both ends of the twin bill rapping a single in the fifth and scoring the game-winner after walking in the seventh.
- Connor Pasetti saw his reached base safely streak halted at a team-best 12 games.
The Bear Facts
- St. Joseph's defeats Farmingdale for the first time—the two teams opening the series last season—but Rams hold a 4-1 edge in the series.
- Farmingdale captured the regular season title last season and were the tournament runners up. The Rams were picked to finish second in the preseason coaches' poll and are seven-time Skyline Champions—most of any team in the league.
- Through the completion of Sunday's games, the Bears sit in fourth place, one game behind Farmingdale in third place and two games ahead of Old Westbury in fifth.
Next Up for St. Joseph's
After three straight days of action, the Bears have a day off before opening another three-day stretch of games, heading to the Keystone State to face Cairn University in a non-conference doubleheader on Tuesday, April 9th starting at 1 p.m. Live stats will be available on SJCBears.com.