CSJ weekly athletics roundup

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Edson Ferrer

The Fighting Saints had another successful week in sports, led by the dominant baseball team that was able to go 4-1 over a long road trip weekend. This puts them at an impressive 12-1 for the fall season. They have shown no signs of weakness this year, and seem to be getting better each week. Men’s soccer went 1-1 this week, getting an impressive victory over NHTI, where Dominick Simpson was able to tally off a whopping four goals. They were on a four game winning streak when they lost a hard fought battle against Fisher 1-2 on Sept. 26. Here is how the week went down.

Sept. 24

Men’s soccer got the week started off, defeating NHTI 5-1. Coming into the game, it looked as though NHTI could be the biggest threat to CSJ in the YSCC conference. The Saints quickly ensured that they were the dominant team with an outstanding four goal performance by Dominick Simpson, who has had a successful season. He leads the conference with 13 total goals.

Sept. 25

Saints baseball traveled down to New Jersey to play in a scrimmage against a talented local travel team. The Saints were able to come out with a 7-4 victory due to timely hitting and strong pitching overall.

Sept. 26

The baseball team continued their road trip, heading to Brooklyn, N.Y. to take on NYU in a doubleheader match-up. In the first game the Saints lost a close one at 6-4, but were able to come back with a 4-2 win in the second game, both of which were 9 inning contests. In the second game, on the mound, Nick Powers and Jovan Henriquez limited NYU to just five hits. Nestor Velazquez continued his hot hitting, as he collected three hits and two RBIs, and Tyler Kunzmann added a double and two RBIs as well.

Saints soccer played in a non-conference match against a tough Fisher team. They lost in a hard fought battle 1-2. Both teams shot an even ten, but Fisher was able to take better advantage of their opportunities. Dominick Simpson scored the lone goal for the Saints, but it was not enough to ensure the victory over Fisher.

Sept. 27

The Saints finished off the weekend with a doubleheader sweep of Central Maine by way of pure domination. Saints pitcher Russ Krebs threw a two-hit shutout in the first game, followed by a one hit shutout by Jon Matos in the second; final scores being 13-0, 12-0. Offensively, the Saints hit four home runs, a triple, and seven doubles. Tyler Kunzmann, Nestor Velazquez, Benny Pena, and Tommy Grant all homered, while freshman Jared Morello stayed hot with another two hits of his own.

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