BROOKLYN, NY – The Saint Peter's baseball team was swept in a Sunday doubleheader vs. LIU Brooklyn. The Peacocks dropped the first game 9-5 and fell in the second game 13-2, giving the Blackbirds a 3-0 weekend sweep over the Peacocks.
Angel Perez (Jersey City, NJ / Marist HS) and Peter Ferony (West Milford, NJ / West Milford) had two hit performances in the first game of the doubleheader for the Peacocks. Perez went 2-for-5, recording an RBI and a run and Ferony went 2-for-4 with one run scored. Chris Marquart (Hackettstown, NJ / Morris Catholic) had one hit in the game and also posted a RBI and scored a run. Chris Micak (Edison, NJ / Metuchen) and Tom Campo (Pine Beach, NJ / Toms River South) each tallied a RBI while Cole Robbins (Toms River, NJ / Toms River East) and Mike Ionta (Westfield, NJ / Westfield) both scored runs.
Starting pitcher Jared Quintero (Paterson, NJ / Passaic County Tech HS) tossed 4.1 innings and retired six batters. Quintero (0-2) was credited with the defeat in the contest.
LIU Brooklyn got out to an eight-run lead on the Peacocks through the first seven innings. In the top of the eighth, the Peacocks started a comeback, scoring four runs. Campo got the first run across home plate when he hit into a ground out that allowed Ferony to score. Then, Marquart hit an RBI single for run number two followed by a fielding error that scored Ionta for run number three. Micak's RBI single sent the fourth run home cutting the deficit in half at 8-4.
The Blackbirds added one more run in the bottom of the eighth, and the Peacocks scored one run in the ninth but fell short in their comeback bid, falling 9-5.
Nick Ciocco (Cherry Hill, NJ / Cherry Hill) hit a Peacock best 2-for-4 in the second game. Quintero logged the lone RBI for the Peacocks and Robbins and Perez both scored one run each in the contest.
Six different Peacocks tossed one inning each in the six field outings for Saint Peter's. Ultimately, starting pitcher Steve Epstein (0-2) earned the loss after giving up five runs.
The Peacocks gave up 12 runs within the first three innings, most notably an eight run second inning, putting the team in an early hole. The Peacocks were able to score two runs in the top of the fifth, but never crossed home plate again in the contest, falling 13-2.
The Peacocks are back in action Wednesday, March 14 when the team travels to South Orange for a meeting with in-state rival Seton Hall.