Bats Go Cold in Baseball's Setback at Mercy

Bats Go Cold in Baseball's Setback at Mercy

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – The Queens College baseball team's offense went cold on Friday, as the Knights fell on the road to Mercy College, 2-0, in East Coast Conference (ECC) action. Queens falls to 11-17 overall and 5-11 in the ECC, while Mercy improves to 9-20 and 3-10 in conference play.

Queens was held to just three hits in the game. It was a pitchers' duel between Queens senior Joseph Broderick and Mercy starter Matt Nalbone, who both were feeling it on the mound.

Broderick (3-5) tossed eight strong innings, giving up just two runs on five hits, while striking out four in a tough-luck loss. Meanwhile, Nalbone (4-4) threw a complete game shutout, allowing only three hits and piling up 11 strikeouts in the win.

The only scoring came in the fifth inning, as Nick Arcabascio smacked a two-run double to right field to score Dee Boyles and Anthony Murphy, giving the Mavericks a 2-0 lead.

Junior Karl Klesin went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a stolen base. Senior Ryan Bender and freshman Louis Antos recorded the other two hits for the Knights.

Queens and Mercy will continue their series on Saturday, April 22, with a doubleheader at Hennekens Stadium starting at noon.