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BASEBALL SWEPT AT ST. FRANCIS (NY)
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Senior Matt Bailey (2-0) and junior Christian Malave (1-1) turned in strong complete-game performances to lift the St. Francis College Terriers (4-6, 2-1 Northeast Conference) to a doubleheader sweep of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Retrievers (7-9, 1-2) at the Narrows Recreation Complex. St. Francis won the first game, 4-1, behind Bailey’s six-hitter, and captured the nightcap, 5-2, with Malave scattering five hits.In game one, the Retrievers scored the game’s first run in the top of the second inning when Derrick Fritz singled with two out and scored on a double by Greg Deboy. However, St. Francis rallied with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. After the Terriers tied the game on a throwing error which scored sophomore Mike Molinini, sophomore Steve Iannuccilli doubled to score junior Jesse Boles with the go-ahead run. A groundout by junior Greg Clements scored freshman Greg Colonna to make the score 3-1, and senior Jason Iorio singled to score Iannuccilli with the fourth run.Iannuccilli was two-for three for the Terriers, while Mike Orlando rapped out two hits for the Retrievers in game one.In the second game, Boles opened the scoring in the second inning with an unearned run. UMBC rallied for two runs in the top of the third to go ahead 2-1. The first run came when Dan Carpenter, who had led off the inning with a single, scored on a groundout by Jared Boyd. Orlando scored the second run when he stole third and came home when the throw from senior Ron Scrimenti went into left field for an error.The Terriers tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the third when sophomore Joe DeSiena doubled and scored on a single by junior Anthony Esposito. St. Francis won the game in the fifth. Junior Mike Cannone and Iorio started the inning with back to back singles. After one out, DeSiena doubled to right field to drive in both runners, and came all the way around to score on an error by right fielder Rick Guarno.DeSiena and Orlando had two hits for the Terriers and Retrievers, respectively.