BY ALFREDO PEREZ // APRIL 13, 2016 //
After falling 3-2 in game one, the Colonels’ pitchers struggled immensely in game two of a double-header Monday night against Endicott. The Gulls lit up the score board with three of their batters crushing home-runs at Walter M. Katz Field en route to an 18-6 win.
Trailing 5-0 in the bottom of the second, the Colonels responded with six runs scored in the inning. Curry was led by freshman Matt Fogarty, who blasted a ball thrown by Brady Hall for a three-run homer.
However, with the score 6-5 in the top of the third inning, Endicott rallied for nine runs on six hits – including three home runs – to take the lead 14-6.
It was a disappointing outing for Curry senior starter Kyle Connors, who was issued the loss (0-1) on two innings, nine hits, seven runs (all earned), no walks, and two strikeouts. The Colonels changed pitchers a whopping seven times throughout the game, but could not find an answer to Endicott’s batters.
Junior Vincent Lopriore was the last pitcher to throw for the Colonels, displaying more of Curry’s pitching trouble as he allowed three earned runs in the last inning to seal the deal for Endicott. With the two losses, the Colonels fell to 6-15 on the season and 1-5 in conference play.
“These are tough games to go through, especially when you’re being blown out like that,” said senior John Arens. “We just have to have short memories, forget games like these and realize there is still a lot of baseball left to play in the season.”
Eric Nagle earned the win for Endicott as the junior right-hander kept Curry scoreless over 3 2/3 innings. Nagle only allowed four hits while striking out a game-high three batters in his fourth appearance this season.
One-sided matchup?: The Gulls are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings against the Colonels.
Freshman phenom: Matt Fogarty put together another solid game as the freshman went 2-for-3 with one run scored, three RBI, and a walk in game two.
Legacy of Dominance: Endicott is now 27-16 in the all-time series versus Curry, which dates back to March 19, 1997.