THROGGS NECK, N.Y. — The St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) baseball team ended Maritime College's season last year at Reinhart Field with a first-round upset in the Skyline Championships. On Sunday at the same field, the Privateers returned the favor and dealt the Bears a 21-6 defeat as St. Joseph's tried to clinch a postseason berth but saw their season come to a close with a 14-19 record, finishing in seventh place in the Skyline Conference.
Sophomore John Condon (Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside) knocked a pair of hits to close out the season on a team-long 12 game hitting streak and sits on 99 career hits.
- Final Score: Maritime 21, St. Joseph's 6 (Game 2 – Make-up from DH on 4/22)
- Location: Throggs Neck, N.Y.
- Field: Reinhart Field
- Records: Maritime (21-11, 13-3), St. Joseph's (14-19, 9-9)
How it Happened
- SJC Starters: Linitz (CF), Pasetti (DH), LoPrinzi (C), Condon (1B), Rapp (SS), A. Camerada (DH), Schwartz (3B), Rehn (2B), M. Camerada (LF), Pallatto (P)
- The Privateers batted first as the game was a Bears home game, but relocated to Maritime last minute due to unplayable field conditions.
- Maritime stunned the Bears with eight runs in the first—the first eight batters reaching successfully without an out—as the Privateers knocked nine hits in the frame, more than the Bears finished with for the contest.
- Maritime led 14-0 before the St. Joseph's got on the board in the fourth with RBI singles from Francis Rapp and Adam Schwartz.
- The Bears added two more runs in the sixth on a Schwartz grounder and a Luke Rehn two-out RBI single, but could never cut into the deficit.
- John Condon extended his hitting streak with a single in the second and was robbed of his 100th career hit in the seventh, but finished 2-for-4 with a run scored to lead the Bears.
- Adam Schwartz was the top run producer with two RBI and batted 1-for-3.
- Kevin Linitz also finished 1-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored.
- Francis Rapp knocked a single in the fourth to stretch his hitting streak to 10 games. He also walked and scored in the sixth.
- Nicholas LoPrinzi singled and scored in the fourth and walked in the seventh to push his reached base safely streak to a team-best 17 games.
- Jim Kennedy retired the only two batters he faced, entering with runners on first and second in the sixth, and induced a double play and fly out.
The Bear Facts
- St. Joseph's sees their streak of five straight winning seasons and four straight 20-win seasons come to a halt closing the season at 14-19. The Bears 11 games by two runs or fewer with eight coming as one-run decisions.
- Nicholas LoPrinzi closes his career as the program leader in games played and started (154) and second in at bats (525), hits (181), RBI (113) and sacrifice flies (25).
- Mitch Brigando leaves as the record holder in victories (19), shutouts (3) and appearances (41) and ranked second in strikeouts (146) and tied for second in saves (2). His 3.93 career ERA and .271 opponent batting average is third lowest in Bears history. He also is tied for third in starts (30) and complete games (12) and fourth in innings pitched (183.1).
- Michael Camerada finishes fourth in stolen bases (30), fifth in triples (5), tied for eighth in home runs (5) and 10 in hits (135).
- Connor Pasetti caps his career as the leader in saves (4), fourth in opponent batting average (.280), tied for fourth in appearances (37), tied for sixth in wins (11) and seventh in complete games (6) and innings pitched (146.2).