Baseball Season Ends In A.I.I. Tournament

Baseball Season Ends In A.I.I. Tournament

Boston, Mass.—The Falcons' baseball team closed out their season on May 7 after dropping their final game to A.I.I. Conference opponent Edward Waters College (EWC).  EWC defeated the Falcons 8-2 in the elimination game on the second day of the tournament.  The first game of the tournament the Falcons faced College of the Ozarks and dropped a close 6-5 contest to put them in the losers' bracket.

Before heading to the tournament, the team compiled a 26-23 record.  The season started back in the fall hosting a few games and taking a trip to Puerto Rico for an NAIA Invitational.  Closing out the fall semester the Falcons were 6-2. 

Despite some weather issues and blistering cold weather, the Falcons managed a 20-21 record during the spring. 

Offensively, sophomore Angel Perez Vargas led the Falcons with a .386 batting average tallying 61 hits, 15 doubles, 2 triples, and 2 homeruns.  Vargas tied for first on the team with 18 stolen bases.  Junior Cody Mercier followed with a .331 batting average with 54 hits, 11 doubles, 4 triples, and 5 homeruns.  Mercier also had 17 stolen bases.

On the mound senior Bryan DeJesus led the pitching staff with 66.1 innings pitched accumulating 6 wins as well as 6 losses holding a 6.11 ERA.  Kelvin Guzman was right behind DeJesus pitching 60.0 innings with a 3-5 record and a ERA of 6.30.  Freshman Kevin Bongiovanni held a 3.80 ERA earned 1 save, but stole 4 victories in his 23.2 innings pitched.

Kyle Anulao, DeJesus, and Sam Schroeder will cross the stage on May 13 leaving the Falcons roster with a void in several different spots.

Fisher will look to pick back up in the fall and continue into the spring with most athletes returning for the 2017-2018 season.