BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Freshman Louis Antos hit his first career home run, but the Queens College baseball team was held to just two hits in a 5-1 road setback to the Concordia College Clippers on Tuesday in the Knights' final non-conference game of the season.
Queens falls to 16-21 on the season with the loss, while Concordia improves to 10-28.
Antos provided the only two hits for the Knights, going 2-for-4 with a solo homer. Peter Byrnes (3-4) had it going for the Clippers on the mound, giving up just two hits and one walk with seven strikeouts over 8.2 innings.
Concordia struck for a pair of runs in the first inning on a two-run single by Ronmel Ocampo. Antos tallied his first hit of the day in the second with a two-out double, but the Knights were unable to take advantage. Queens then had runners on the corners in the third after junior Thomas Parish walked and moved to third when senior Joe Morris reached on an error, but again the runners were left stranded.
The Clippers added another on an RBI double by German Dilone in the fourth inning before stretching the lead to 5-0 with two more runs in the sixth.
Antos then made it a 5-1 game in the seventh, as he ripped a two-out solo shot for the Knights' only run of the game.
Queens now sets its sights on the University of Bridgeport for the final four games of the regular season, as the Knights need to win the series with the Purple Knights for a shot at an ECC Tournament bid. Queens will visit Bridgeport on Thursday, May 4, at 4 p.m.