Schwartz Homers Twice, Rapp Scores 100th Run As Baseball Silences Lightning, 15-10

Adam Schwartz became the 8th Bear in team history to launch multiple HR's in the same game
Adam Schwartz became the 8th Bear in team history to launch multiple HR's in the same game

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Sophomore Adam Schwartz (Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner) homered in his first two at bats to erase an early deficit and tie the game at 5-5 as the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) baseball team scored 15 runs for the second straight game to capture a 15-10 victory on Monday afternoon and remain undefeated at American Legion Field.

Senior Francis Rapp (Baldwin, N.Y./Oceanside) scored twice and became the seventh Bear to score 100 runs. Sophomore Luke Rehn (Sunman, Ind./Milan) drove in three runs and Connor Pasetti (Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside) picked up his first save of the season to extend his career lead in the category.

Game Info

  • Final Score: St. Joseph's 15, Lehman 10
  • Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Field: American Legion Field
  • Records: St. Joseph's (11-13), John Jay (6-19)

How it Happened

  • SJC Starters: Linitz (CF) Rehn (2B) LoPrinzi (1B) Condon (C) Rapp (SS) A. Camerada (RF) Schwartz (3B) DeLuca (DH) M. Camerada (LF) Brigando (P)
  • The Lightning opened the scoring in the fourth knocking four hits in the frame to score four runs. Steve Cuello and Matthew Prevosti both knocked two-out, RBI singles to build the early 4-0 lead.
  • But the Bears cut the deficit in half in the home half of the inning, Anthony Camerada delivering a two-out single and Adam Schwartz lifting a 1-0 pitch over the left field wall to cut the deficit to 4-2.
  • Lehman scored a solo run in the third to move ahead 5-2 before the Bears took the lead for good in the fourth. With Francis Rapp on first after drawing a walk, and John Condon on second knocking a single, Schwartz stepped to the plate with two outs and drove the first pitch over dead center to tie the game at 5-all and Rapp crossing home plate for the 100th time.
  • The Bears punished the Lightning for a miscue that extended the fourth inning and allowed three more runs to score—Luke Rehn's two-run triple giving the Bears a 8-5 lead.
  • St. Joseph's posted runs in their next three at bats and led 10-5 after five, and 15-8 after seven.

Bears Highlights

  • Adam Schwartz became just the 8th Bear to hit multiple home runs in the same game. He finished 2-for-5 with five RBI and two runs scored.
  • Luke Rehn also batted 2-for-5, accumulating three RBI, a run, a triple, and a stolen base.
  • John Condon and Michael Camerada both finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI.
  • William DeLuca knocked a double to bat 1-for-4, scoring twice.
  • Mitch Brigando had a no decision in the start, striking out five over two innings, allowing four runs on five hits.
  • Jim Kennedy earned his first victory working two innings in relief, surrendering just one earned run and two hits, striking out one.
  • Connor Pasetti entered to work the final three innings and allowed two runs (one earned) and two hits, fanning one. The Bears career leader picked up his fourth career save. 

Next Up for St. Joseph's

The Bears return to American Legion Field tomorrow to face Baruch College looking to avenge a one-run loss to the Bearcats three weeks ago at MCU Park. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. with live stats and video on SJCBears.com.