TEANECK, NJ – The Saint Peter's baseball team gave up two leads and allowed a six-run rally over the final three innings, resulting in a 10-6 defeat to Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday in Teaneck, NJ.
The Peacocks surrendered two early runs in the first inning, but responded with a three-run third inning to take their first lead of the evening. The third inning rally began with an RBI double down the left field line by Nick Ciocco (Cherry Hill, NJ / Cherry Hill), which sent Hunter Mason (Marlton, NJ / Cherokee) home for the first run. Three hitters later, with the bases loaded, Jesse Matos (Bayonne, NJ / Marist) was hit by a pitch, putting the second run on the board. The go-ahead run crossed home on the very next at-bat when Peter Ferony (West Milford, NJ / West Milford) hit a sacrifice fly to right field, allowing Jared Quintero (Paterson, NJ / Passaic County Tech HS) to tag up from third base and score.
The Knights added one run in the bottom half of the inning, knotting the contest at three. The Peacocks regained the lead in the top of the fourth by way of a home run hit by Anthony Ramos (North Bergen, NJ / North Bergen). FDU once again tied the game in the bottom half of the inning, making it 4-4.
Following the fourth inning, FDU scored six runs from innings six through eight, extending the lead to 10-4 over the Peacocks. In the top of the ninth the Peacocks made a come-back attempt with Quintero blasting a two-run homer over the center field wall, cutting the deficit to 10-6. With no outs, the next three out of four Peacocks that came to the plate recorded an out, ending the game.
The Peacocks will resume conference action this weekend at hOURglass Rival Rider. The Peacocks will meet the Broncs on Saturday, April 14 at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The two will clash again on Sunday, April 15 beginning at noon.