FLUSHING, N.Y. (Apr. 11, 2018) - The Queens College baseball team could not hold Molloy from winning its twelfth straight East Coast Conference game on Wednesday (Apr. 11) as a late-inning rally doomed the Knights to a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Lions in Uniondale.
Queens (9-18, 1-11 ECC) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on Molloy (20-13, 12-0 ECC) as Louis Antos stroked a two-out, two-run double to left field, scoring Anthony Scotti and Brian Shannon. The 2-0 edge held through the sixth inning as Knights starter Dimitri Papazoglou limited the Lions to just four hits and benefitted from two double plays to keep the advantage. Molloy, however, scored three runs in the sixth inning off of the Knights pitching staff to claim a 3-2 edge. The Lions sent eight batters to the plate, doing much of the damage with no one out. Jake Saltzman led things off with a single, advancing to third on a hit by Angelo Navetta. Matt Overton then singled off of Papazoglou to bring home a run before the southpaw was lifted in favor of James McGee. In relief, McGee faced just one batter and walked Elijah Leerdam; however, a wild pitch on ball four brought home Navetta with the tying run and ended McGee's night prematurely. Dennis Buckstein followed suit and recorded an out, but the sacrifice fly by Sean Hogan scored the Lions' third run of the inning.
QC tied the game up in the top of the seventh inning as Kevin Kolesar singled home Andrew Navarez to knot the game at three-apiece. The Lions answered back with a run on a bases-loaded walk issued to Leerdam. Navetta iced the game for the maroon and white with a two-run triple in the eight inning.
Antos had two of the Knights' four hits in the loss with Kolesar and Scotti collecting the other base-knocks. Papazoglou threw five-plus innings for the Knights, yielding three runs on seven hits with two strikeouts in the loss.
Queens will travel to Mercy College on Friday (Apr. 13) for an ECC tilt with the Mavericks at 3:30 p.m.