The Hamilton College Continentals dropped a non-conference doubleheader against SUNY New Paltz at Lake Myrtle Sports Complex in Auburndale, Fla., on Friday night.
New Paltz (4-2 overall) won the opener 7-1 and took the 8-2 victory in the nightcap. Hamilton (0-5) takes on nationally ranked No. 3/11 Rowan University for a 1 p.m. non-conference game on Saturday, March 17 at Lake Myrtle.
Game One: New Paltz 7, Hamilton 1
Joe Suski '21 got things started for Hamilton with a leadoff double to start the bottom half of the first inning. Matt Zaffino '21 hit a single through the left side of the infield to score Suski from second and give Hamilton a 1-0 lead.
The Hawks responded with five runs on five hits in the second inning and added two more runs in the sixth. Zach Warenius had an RBI and Jake Williams hit a double as they both went 2-for-4. Danny Campbell and Ryan Frost both had two hits and Campbell scored two runs. Anthony Amoroso allowed one run on five hits and two walks and struck out four in five innings to earn his second win of the season.
Suski led the Continentals with two hits, and Zaffino added the run-scoring single. Other hits for Hamilton came from Craig Sandford '19 and David Braverman '19. Spencer Vogelbach '18 pitched five innings in his first appearance this season. Vogelbach gave up three earned runs on seven hits and recorded six strikeouts. Brett Sandford '19 finished the game and surrendered one earned run on four hits with one strikeout in two innings.
Game Two: New Paltz 8, Hamilton 2
Zaffino blasted his first collegiate home run over the fence in left field to give Hamilton an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but New Paltz came back with a three-run second inning to take the lead. The Hawks added three more runs in the third, one in the fourth and one in the sixth.
Hamilton's Dean Rosenberg '18 went 2-for-3 at the plate and Jarrett Lee '21 went 1-for-2 with a walk. Lee followed his walk in the sixth inning with a stolen base and Rosenberg drilled the ball to left-center field for an RBI double, pulling the Continentals within 7-2.
Ev Johnson '21 started the game for Hamilton, giving up five unearned runs on two hits and five walks through two innings. Ian Nish '19, Carter King '19 and Charlie Lynn '18 combined to allow six hits, three walks and one earned run and struck out two in four innings.
J.T. Carroll totaled eight strikeouts and gave up one run on three hits and a walk in five innings for New Paltz. Anthony Pantano went 2-for-3 and scored a run. Chris Moran and Williams both had one hit and one RBI, and Campbell singled, walked and drove in a pair.