Riverdale, NY –
Sustained by an impressive offending efficiency in video game 2, Manhattan divided a doubleheader with Niagara at VCP.The Jaspers took the nightcap by a 15-8 count, after dropping the opener 8-5.
With the split, the Green & & White is now 8-18 while the Purple Eagles are 16-11 and 17-11 in the MAAC.Game Two Manhattansigned up season-highs with 15 runs and 18 hits, en route to publishing a 15-8 come-from-behind win over Niagara.Junior Sam Franco (Bardonia, NY/ Clarkstown South)went 4-for-5 with a crowning achievement, double, three runs and three RBI, while senior Matt Padre(Flemington, NJ/ Hunterdon Central)was 4-for-4 with a double, three runs, 2 RBI and a walk to rate an outstanding Jasper offensive performance.The Purple Eagles leapt out to a 4-0 lead, only to see the Green & White response with 5 in its very first trip to the plate.With the video game tied at 7-7 in the 5th, Manhattan lastly grabbed control with 3 runs in taking the lead for excellent. Junior Jake Knop (Portland, ME/ Portland)led & off with a walk, prior to scoring on a Trevor Santos(Nutley, NJ/ Nutley) RBI triple. Niagara appeared to escape more damage by getting the next two outs, however were not able to evade the bat of Franco, as he crushed a two-run shot to left field to make it a 10-7 game.The Purple Eagles got one back in the top of the 6th, however absolutely nothing more as Manhattan included five more insurance coverage runs over its final 3 trips to the plate in supplying the last 15 -8 count.Knop finished up 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and 2 runs, while Santos included 2
hits, two runs and two RBI. Junior Lewi Clarke( Saratoga Springs, NY/ Saratoga Springs )capped the multi-hit performers for the Jaspers, finishing up 2-for-5 with three RBI.Sophomore RHP Justin Solimine(Danbury, CT/ Danbury )earned his
first college win, starting out five while yielding two operate on eight hits and two strolls over 7.0 innings.Game One The Purple Eagles jumped outto an early seven-run benefit, prior to holding off a late Jasper rally in registering an 8-5 win in the opener.Niagara opened the scoring with six runs in
its very first two journeys to the plate, before Manhattan dented the scoreboard in the bottom of the second.Santos led off with a single, and would later occur to score on senior Jake Knop’s(Portland, ME/ Portland)RBI single to left field.The Purple Eagles contributed to the lead with 2 runs in the top of the fourth inning.In the bottom of the seventh, the
Jaspers made things fascinating in scoring four runs, but the deficit was too much.Barditch, Cimillo, Knop and Padre each finished with two hits to blaze a trail on offense.Sophomore LHP Ryan Doherty(Hamden
, CT/ Hamden Hall )was strong in relief, striking out 3 over 3.1 innings of five-hit relief.Manhattan will next be in action on Saturday, May 9 at Marist with very first pitch tabbed for 12:00 pm.Print Friendly Version Source: gojaspers.com