SCHENECTADY, NY- Sal Sciara's three hits Tuesday weren't enough for the Southern Vermont College baseball team as the Mountaineers fell 7-2 at Union College. The Dutchmen pitching staff held SVC to five hits over nine innings as Union improved to 14-12 and SVC dropped to 7-24.
Along with Sciara, Dillon Desiderato had the first Mountaineer hit and Ian Valentine had the final SVC hit for the day. The freshman outfielder singled in the fourth, seventh, and ninth innings for his sixth multi-hit game in his career. Desiderato's single in the fourth chased home Jarod Hayen after Hayen walked earlier in the inning.
Freshman Dustyn Marfyak started his second game of the year Tuesday. Marfyak kept the Mountaineers in the game with five and a third innings. The right hander allowed four earned on five walks and scattered nine hits while striking out three. Fellow freshman, Sean McKay came on in a jam in the sixth with runners on second and third. McKay struck out the first batter he saw and then induced a pop-up to the next to escape any further damage.
McKay finished with an inning and two thirds and only allowed two hits. Southern Vermont then turned to its third freshman pitcher Rich Napolitano in the eighth. Napolitano induced three ground balls but SVC made three errors to chase the freshman from the game. Dave Northup came on in relief of Napolitano. Northup record the final two outs of the innings to keep the score at 7-2. The junior captain has now pitched 13.1 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run.
SVC will be back in action tomorrow at home when they take on Williams College at 4PM.