A five-run third inning helped the Albertus Magnus baseball team cruise to a 10-0 victory over Lesley in game two of its non-conference double-header on Thursday. The Falcons scored the five early runs on six hits in the frame, led by three RBI doubles.
The Falcons (12-18) added four runs on four hits in the bottom of the fourth to extend their lead to 9-0 before tallying the final run of the night in the sixth.
Robert Gambardella (North Haven, Conn.) walked twice and recorded an RBI double for the Falcons, while sophomore Joseph Martinez (Bronx, N.Y.) went 3-for-3 with three singles as it was just his ninth game played this season.
Fanol Prevalla (Berlin, Conn.) finished the night 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI as tonight marked his team-leading 12th multiple hit game of the year. Patrick Dornfried (Berlin, Conn.) added two hits, two runs and two RBI for the Falcons as well.
Zairis Fernandez (Winstead, Conn.) made his first career start for the Falcons on the hill as it was his second appearance of the season. The freshman pitched five shutout innings of work, while allowing five hits and two walks. He also struck out five batters, a career-high tally. Tonight's win gives Fernandez the first of his career.
Jeff Piscitelli (Wallingford, Conn.) came out of the bullpen for the Falcons and retired the side in the sixth before Jared Sabanski (Stamford, Conn.) closed out the contest in the seventh. Sabanski gave up two hits as he faced five batters.
Joseph Santos took the loss for Lesley as he made his first career start as well. Santos gave up five earned runs and seven hits in 2.2 innings of work.
Malcolm Mendez (New York, N.Y.) finished the night with two RBI for the Falcons.
Albertus will host Anna Maria College in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play on Saturday afternoon. The conference double-header is scheduled to begin at noon at Quigley Stadium.