Baseball drops pair to CSI

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. - The Lincoln University baseball team suffered its first two East Coast Conference losses of the season, dropping a pair of games to the College of Staten Island Saturday at the LU Baseball Field. 


Staten Island took advantage of five Lincoln errors to tally five unearned runs in posting the 11-7 win in the opener. The loss snapped LU's four-game winning streak.

Eight of the nine starters tallied a hit for the Lions as sophomore Willie Hines (Bowie, Md./Bowie) (Bowie, Md./Bowie) and freshman Jefrey Azcona (Trenton, N.J./Trenton Catholic) each had two knocks. Azcona was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two stolen bases, and a career-high three RBI. Hines finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored. 

Freshman Luis Miguel Reinoso (Beltsville, Md./High Point), 0-3, (Beltsville, Md./High Point) suffered the loss on the mound. The righty yielded nine runs (six earned) on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked three, hit three, and had one strikeout. Freshman Josiah Lara (Plant City Fla./Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy) (Plant City, Fla./Carlos Beltran Academy) went 4 2/3 innings and allowed just two unearned runs on three hits with a pair of strikeouts. He hasn't allowed an unearned run in his last 6 2/3 innings over three appearances. 


Senior Max Guadalupe (Brooklyn, N.Y./HS of Telecommunication Arts) (Brooklyn, N.Y./HS of Telecommunications) registered two of Lincoln's six hits and had a hand in both runs as the Lions stranded eight runners on base in the 6-2 loss in the nightcap. 

Guadalupe singled home Hines in the bottom of the third inning, then stole second and third base, before scoring on a throwing error.

Staten Island took the lead with four runs in the second inning with only one ball – a bases-loaded triple – leaving the infield. The Dolphins added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth inning. 

Senior Rolando Alvarez (Brooklyn, N.Y./Nazareth Regional), 1-2, (Brooklyn, N.Y./Nazareth Regional) allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked five in the outing. 

Lincoln (4-8 overall, 4-2 ECC) returns to action noon Monday with an ECC doubleheader with Saint Thomas Aquinas.

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