OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. – The Fairfield University baseball team won their sixth game in their last seven outings as they scored eight runs on 11 hits in defeating host NYIT 8-2 on Wednesday. Offensively, Troy Scocca, Michael Conti, and Drew Blakeall drove in a pair of runs and Peter Hornpicked up his first win of the spring after getting the start and holding the Bears to one run in his four innings of work.
Just like they did in last night’s game, the Stags (14-14) got off to a fast start putting up a three spot in the opening frame. Scocca had the big knock in the frame when he doubled home Mac Crispinoand Drew Arciuoloto put the Fairfield score at 3-0.
NYIT (3-28-1) held the Stags scoreless for the next four frames until Fairfield scored four runs in the sixth. Michael Contibrought in two more runs with a single up the middle and Drew Blakecapped the scoring in the inning with a two-run homer right.
Conti led three Stags who tallied multi-hit games with three base knocks. Scocca and Crispino also picked up two hits.
On the mound, Horn got his first start of the season and allowed three hits and a run in his four innings. David Saccofollowed allowing a lone run and striking out four in three innings. Tim Dugganand Ian Halpinboth added a scoreless inning.
The Stags will put their hot offense that scored 25 runs in their last two games combined when they host Saint Peter’s in a conference series, starting with a single game on Friday at noon.