College of St. Joseph's baseball team will play Fisher College and Pine Manor College (PMC) a combined five times this weekend. The festivities begin Friday, April 13 at Fisher at 7 p.m. The Saints will play the Falcons at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 and Pine Manor at an earlier time that is to be determined. On Sunday, April 15 CSJ will face Pine Manor at 1 p.m. and Fisher at 4 p.m.
The Fisher Falcons are 21-16 on the season. CSJ defeated Fisher twice during the fall season in October, 4-2 and 4-3.
In game one on Oct. 15, the score was 1-1 after five innings of action. A three-run sixth inning put CSJ ahead 4-1. The Falcons scored one run in the ninth inning to make the score 4-2. CSJ outhit Fisher 7-6. Petar Rumora led CSJ offensively in the win with one hit, two RBI. Ernesto Figuera recorded one hit, one RBI. Kyle Gould, Benny Pena and Brian Quezada each tallied one hit, one run. Cody Mercier recorded two hits, one run and one RBI. Angel Perez Vargas had one hit, one RBI against the Saints in game one.
In game two, the Fighting Saints' two runs apiece in the bottom of the first and third innings were enough for a 4-3 victory. Fisher scored in the fourth, seventh and ninth innings. Quezada led CSJ with two hits, two runs and one RBI in the Saints' 4-3 victory. Rumora had two hits, one RBI and John Loschiavo notched one hit, one RBI, and one run. Dillon Maxon had one hit and one run. Fisher's Joshua Rogers went 3-for-3 at the plate and Perez Vargas recorded two hits, one run. Ivan Rivera contributed one hit, one RBI for the Falcons.
Fisher fell to the University of South Carolina - Beaufort 9-8, 9-4 and 9-8 between March 9 and 10. CSJ went 1-3 against USCB. The Saints split with the Sand Sharks on Friday, April 6, losing the first contest 10-5 and winning the second 3-1. CSJ fell by one run in both games of a doubleheader by the scores of 7-6 and 13-12 on Saturday, April 7.
Pine Manor is 4-11 on the year. Randal Adams spearheads the Gator offense. He has recorded 14 hits, 10 runs and 14 RBI to lead the team in each category. He also lead in doubles (four) and fome runs (two). Alec Hanney has seen the most success on the mound for PMC. The first year player is 2-0 with a 3.06 ERA.
The Fighting Saints are 8-25 on the year, but have lost 13 contests by two runs or less. CSJ has been ranked #1 for toughest schedule in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).