FAIRFIELD, Conn. –Jason Patnick, Evan Brown, and Michael Pfenninger all hit home runs for the Manhattan Jaspers, who were able to salvage the final game of the three-game series with the Fairfield University baseball team by a 13-6 final score. The Stags showed some power as well with the wind blowing out on a picture perfect day with Troy Scoccablasting his third home run of the spring and Kevin Radziewicztallying a team-high three hits.
The power display for the Jaspers (7-19, 4-5 MAAC) started in the first frame as Patnick hit the first of two three run homers for the visiting team. The other would come in a five run third inning with Brown towering a ball over the left field fence.
Manhattan’s pitcher Joey Rocchietti did what he needed to do to preserve the lead and did not allow a hit until the fourth inning.
The Stags showed fight and recorded four runs through the fifth and sixth inning with Scocca’s three run blast being the highlight, making the score 10-4. The Stags would not get closer than the six run margin but Radziewicz’s two-run single in the seventh would cap the scoring for the game.
Despite today’s loss, the Stags won their fourth-straight series in the 2017 season, including their first two in conference play.
Fairfield will play in two midweek games in the upcoming week, both on the road starting with a contest at Hofstra on Tuesday at 3pm.