AUBURNDALE, Fla. - The state of Florida was much kinder to the state of New York than it was to the state of Illinois on Monday, as the Scarlet Hawks fell to both New York University and SUNY-New Paltz at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex in Auburndale. Tech moved to 3-4 on the season and 2-3 in the Sunshine State.
Runs-Hits-Errors: Game 1
- NYU: 16 runs, 14 hits, 1 error
- Tech: 0 runs, 3 hits, 1 error
How it Happened: Game 1
- New York did not waste any time finding offense, scoring twice in the first, once in the second, and seven in the third to go up double-digits before the Scarlet Hawks batted in the third.
- After two strong mid-relief innings from Joseph Hindy, the New York offense scored five in the fifth in one in the sixth to go ahead by 16.
- In the seventh, the Scarlet Hawks were able to threaten with a Matthew Jackson double and Brandon Holifield hit by pitch, but New York forced an infield pop fly to end the game in seven.
Runs-Hits-Errors: Game 2
- SUNY-NP: 7 runs, 10 hits, 1 errors
- Tech: 4 runs, 5 hits, 6 errors
How it Happened: Game 2
- SUNY-NP started the game dominating on the mound, as the Scarlet Hawks would not threaten over the first few innings. This allowed the visiting team on the scoreboard to build a 3-0 lead after four innings.
- Alex O'Malley would enter in relief and begin to halt the New Paltz offense. The freshman fired four innings of work, allowing just one run in the ninth inning after facing the first hitter of the frame.
- While O'Malley kept New Paltz quiet, the Scarlet Hawks began to work on offense. The team scored three in the sixth to tie the score courtsey of a Zachary Dickey double, Peter Upham groundout, and a wild pitch.
- In the bottom of the eighth, the Scarlet Hawks were able to take a 4-3 lead thanks to a double steal involving Upham and pinch-runner David Navarro. Navarro, who entered after Dickey was hit by the pitch, stole a base earlier in the inning as well before stealing home on the go-ahead play.
- New Paltz would rally in the ninth, scoring four to take a 7-4 lead, which would ultimately be the final score. A three-run, pinch-hit double from Dean Stazler was the deciding factor.
- Tech is off until Thursday when the Scarlet Hawks will take on NYU again, this time in Tampa, Florida at the George Steinbrenner complex, the Spring Training home of the New York Yankees.