Senior Brian Campbell reached the 200 hit milestone with his sixth and final hit of the day.
Senior Brian Campbell recorded his 200th career hit today, while going 6-for-8 at the plate
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (April 2, 2016) – Stonehill College, ranked eighth overall in the most recent National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) East Regional Poll, earned a split with No. 10 Adelphi University in a Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) inter-divisional doubleheader action on Saturday afternoon. The Skyhawks took game one 16-8 but dropped game two 1-0 in the nightcap.
Senior outfielder Brian Campbell (Franklin, Massachusetts/Mount Saint Charles) led the Skyhawks at the plate, going 6-for-8 with a double and two runs, while recording his 200th hit of his career. Campbell’s 200th career hit comes just two games after classmate Chris Hoyt (Walpole, Massachusetts/Xaverian Brothers) registered his 200th hit against Franklin Pierce University.
Senior catcher Eric Schneider (Camarillo, California/St. Bonaventure) went 3-for-9 with four RBI and two runs, while Hoyt and junior Steve Lee (Braintree, Massachusetts/Braintree) added five and three hits each, respectively.
Senior Alex Zykoff (Hopewell Junction, New York/Arlington) paced Adelphi at the plate, finishing 2-for-6 with a double, homerun and two runs scored. Junior Robert Vani (Garden City, New York/Chaminade High School) and sophomore Tyler Warshefskie (Staten Island, New York/New Dorp High School) also connected on solo homeruns.
Stonehill 16, Adelphi 8
Stonehill used a combined nine runs in the eighth and ninth inning to blow open a game that saw four lead changes. Eight different Skyhawks scored a run and six recorded multi-hit efforts, led by Campbell and Hoyt who both registered four hits each.
Sophomore Michael Young (Mashpee, Massachusetts/Pope John Paul II) got the start for Stonehill and went three innings, surrendering six runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk. Sophomore Patrick Hurley (Roslindale, Massachusetts/Catholic Memorial) earned the win in relief to push his record to 4-0 on the year. Hurley pitched 4.2 innings giving up two runs with three strikeouts.
Adelphi jumped out to a 6-2 lead through the first four innings, scoring three runs in the second and third. Stonehill came back in the fifth, plating four runs to tie the game at six. Hoyt led off the inning with a single through the right side of the infield and advanced to second when Lee singled to left center field. Campbell then singled to load the bases and Schneider followed up with a base knock of his own to score Hoyt. With the bases still loaded and no outs, junior Eddie Bowler (Hingham, Massachusetts/Hingham) walked to plate Lee. Senior Brian Hocking (Duxbury, Massachusetts/BC High) then recorded an RBI single and sophomore Alexander Joyce (Newton, Massachusetts/Newton North) hit a sacrifice fly to score the fourth run of the inning.
Adelphi reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Zykoff hit a solo homerun, but the Skyhawks tied the game back up in the sixth, using a Lee double and a Schneider single to score a run. The lead would change back in favor of the Panthers when Vani hit a leadoff homerun in the bottom of the sixth to take a 8-7 lead. Stonehill would retake the lead for good in the eighth when Schneider recorded an RBI groundout and Hoyt scored on a throwing error by the catcher.
Stonehill then exploded for seven runs in the top of the ninth inning, highlighted by a three-run homerun by Bowler to end the game at 16-8.
Junior Brian Roberts threw a complete game, while only allowing one run and four hits in the game two loss today.
Adelphi 1, Stonehill 0
Junior Jeremy Roberts (Reading, Massachusetts/Malden Catholic) pitched a gem as well, going the distance for the Skyhawks while only allowing one run with seven strikeouts and no walks.
Campbell and freshman Harrison Sabo (Wilton, Connecticut/Wilton) led the Skyhawks at the plate with two hits each.
Stonehill’s best chance at taking the lead came in the top of the second inning when sophomore Joe Klingensmith (Topsfield, Massachusetts/Masconomet) hit a two out single to left field and Sabo worked a full-count before hitting a single to put two men on base. Sophomore Justin Nicklas (Foxboro, Massachusetts/St. Sebastian's) then loaded the bases when he reached on an error by the shortstop. O’Connor was able to pitch out of the jam when he struck out the next batter to get out of the inning.
Adelphi broke the tie in the third inning when Warshefskie connected on a solo homerun to lead off the inning. That was all the offense O’Connor needed as he cruised through the Stonehill offense to give the Panthers the win and the split on the day.
Stonehill (12-11, 1-5 NE-10) will be off tomorrow as its doubleheader against Pace University has been cancelled. The Skyhawks will be back in action Tuesday as they travel to Assumption College for a single contest at 3:30 p.m. Adelphi (13-11, 3-3 NE-10) will return to the diamond tomorrow as they host Bentley University in a doubleheader starting at noon.