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April 10th, 2013

Hawk bats spring to life in sweep of Oswego

Senior third baseman Matt Prescia went 4-8 on the day, scoring five times and knocking in two RBIs for SUNY New Paltz as the Hawks took two from SUNY Oswego. Photo: Ed Diller

By David Spiegel

NEW PALTZ – The SUNY New Paltz baseball team (9-12, 6-4 SUNYAC) won both ends of Saturday’s SUNYAC doubleheader against SUNY Oswego (10-9, 3-4 SUNYAC) to complete the weekend sweep at Loren Campbell Memorial Field. The Hawks took a 10-1 decision in game one, and defeated the Lakers in the nightcap, 6-3.

The Hawk bats were alive on Saturday, as they totaled 23 hits across the doubleheader. Senior left fielder Anthony Repetto went 5-for-6 on the day with three runs and an RBI, while senior first baseman Thomas Pinnola went 3-for-6 with a single, double and a two-run home run. Senior third baseman Matt Prescia batted 4-for-8 on the day, scoring five times and adding two RBI.

Senior starting pitcher Chris Chismar earned the win in game one after tossing six innings and allowing just one run in the first inning. He scattered five hits and did not walk a batter while striking out seven on the afternoon.

Lostaglio went 2-for-3 in the win, reaching third base in each of his three at bats on two triples and an error. He provided two RBI for the Hawks. Prescia went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a pair of RBI, while Carr batted 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Game two began much like game one, as the Lakers got on the board in the first inning once again. Oswego struck again in the second, scoring a run on center fielder Scott Buniak’s RBI double to take a two-run lead.

The Hawks answered with a big second inning to take the lead. After loading the bases without an out, the Hawks hit three-straight singles through the left side to score three runs. Carr then grounded into a double play, but another run was able to come across to give the Hawks a 4-2 lead.

The Hawks added to their lead in the seventh when Pinnola blasted his first home run of the season to give the Hawks a 6-3 lead. The home run was the first of the season for New Paltz and Pinnola’s first since 2010.

Junior starting pitcher Andrew Grann picked up his third win of the season in the doubleheader finale, going six innings and yielding three runs (two earned). Pinnola went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two runs and two RBI, while Repetto batted 3-for-4 and scored a run.

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