Baseball Has Hearts Broken in 13-Inning Walk-Off Loss at Mercy Friday

Baseball Has Hearts Broken in 13-Inning Walk-Off Loss at Mercy Friday

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (Apr. 13, 2018) - Joseph Sadallah scampered home with the winning run on a ground ball in the 13th inning as the Queens College baseball team suffered a difficult 2-1 loss to the Mavericks of Mercy College on Friday (Apr. 13) in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

The game was scoreless through the first eight innings as QC starter Michael Lamneck collected yet another dominating performance on the mound for the Knights, who are now 9-19 overall and 1-12 in ECC play. Lamneck tossed eight scoreless innings---extending his personal no-run streak to 21 straight innings---while striking out six batters despite walking five. The Knights, however, were unable to solve the riddle of Mercy (15-18, 4-5 ECC) starter Kevin Tise as the Mavs hurler struck out eight in seven shut-out frames. Queens scratched a run across in the ninth inning when pinch hitter Sam Siegel drew a bases-loaded walk but the Mavericks needed just two batters to score the tying run in the bottom of the frame as John Mooradian singled and scored on an Anthony Murphy double to left field. The game remained a 1-1 affair until the bottom of the thirteenth inning; Saddalah started the inning off with a single and then stole second against James McGee (1-2) before Mooradian's grounder to third sent Sadallah up ninety feet until an errant throw allowed him to cross the plate with the winning run.

McGee was saddled with the hard-luck loss despite tossing 3.1 innings of excellent relief. Kevin Kolesar and Louis Antos each picked up two hits for the Knights in the defeat.

Queens will host Mercy College on Saturday (Apr. 14) in a doubleheader at Hennekens Stadium beginning at 12 p.m.