PURCHASE, NY - The NYU-Poly baseball team found itself in a must-split scenario on Saturday when it travelled to Purchase College for a Skyline double-header. A split would keep post-season hopes alive. But, the Panthers dashed an hope with a sweep, winning game one 11-0 and then shutting out the Jays in game two 3-0.
NYU-Poly falls to 2-15 overall and 2-8 in the conference while Purchase improves to 13-12 and 6-7 in Skyline play.
Game one saw the Jays manage just four hits while striking out 14 times. Sophomore Sal Devito (Pequannock, NJ) took the loss for NYU-Poly.
Game two saw a repeat of game one, as NYU-Poly again managed just four hits... but so did Purchase. Three of the four hits, all RBI singles, came in the first two innings. NYU-Poly could not string together any hits, as they stranded five runners on base.
Freshmen Nathan Albers (Burbank, CA) pitched a complete game, and allowed just two earned runs over seven innings. He struck out two and walked two.
NYU-Poly plays Yeshiva Sunday at home in another Skyline double-header at Floyd Bennett Field at noon.